IBM updates their PowerPC roadmap

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  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    I just thought this was interesting:



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    Notice how it puts the 'Next Generation' at 2+Ghz
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  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    that puts the power pc chips at a very desireable future, especially since tehy go beyond SOI technology in their mapping. Unfortuately, tehre is not time table fot this.... so we could be at 2Ghz when pentium 8's at 30000 Ghz are running w/ Pc-7750 RD RAM
     
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  4. bidge macrumors 6502

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    If it is old, you will hopefully notice that it says subject to change without notice at the very bottom.

    We could work out the year by it says that up to 700Mhz are shipping, I can't remember when this was, but I'm sure someone will. This date will tell us how old it is arn.

    The earliest it could be was when we had the 450's and 500's as that arrow is completely blue.
     
  5. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    I found the link on xlr8yourmac.
    Ive never checked IBM's roadmap before so I can't tell you if it's really been updated or not. :)
     
  6. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    i have to agree. this ain't very new.
    in fact motorola's roadmap isn't much older is it? and it is just as optimisitic with G6s sometime this decade
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  7. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    oh what am i saying? the motorola one starts in 1991, that would make it 8 years older. or is it a case of hindsight? is this roadmap really that old?

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    It's almost certainly going to contain some element of retrospective stuff. Even if Mot had a roadmap in 1991 that covered that timer period, ever getting to see it sounds pretty unlikely.
     
  9. snoopy macrumors member

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    Someone posted that roadmap a while back, in July, I believe. It was before IBM announced the 64-bit PPC presentation at the MP Forum. It was on another forum, and there was speculation about IBM, since the roadmap showed an SIMD Engine, which IBM avoided in the past.

    Shortly after that, IBM's description of a new PPC 64-bit processor hit, and nobody had to speculate anymore.
     

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