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Maybe some more CPU titles after G5

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by adildacoolset, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Maybe we should have things like A4, A5, A5X, A6, A6X after someone has passed the G5 status. Just a suggestion. Please take it into consideration.
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Suggest we stay with Intel CPUs afterwards ... As all CPUs from the list are Mac CPUs and not iDevices.

    CoreDuo, C2D, i3, i5, i7 ...or some Xeons ...
  3. macrumors demi-god


    What about adding the Intel CPU designations, and dropping the required post count of some of the PowerPC designations? Then people with a G5 now would end up with an i7 designation and then carry it on backwards down the line from there?
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    What's to say we don't already have them planned ;):eek::cool:
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    I'd like to keep the PPC designation but I'm open to new ones.
  6. macrumors demi-god


    That would be nice to adopt a bit ... The 5000 jump in between is difficult ...

    At by the way: I was wondering if that is correct ... Between 68010 and 68020 ... Only 5 ? Or is it because the 010 was not soo relevant ?

    68000 => 1,505 posts
    68010 => 2,000 posts
    68020 => 2,005 posts
    68030 => 2,500 posts

    Please fix after I reached 68020 :D
  7. stridemat, Nov 25, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012



    Staff Member

    From memory that particular processor was only used for a very short time...hence the 5 posts.
  8. macrumors 65816

    But the thing is that these are Apple-made chips. So, maybe we can use Apple-made chips on an Apple site??
  9. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Technically they're not apple made but designed by Apple insofar that the chips are actually produced by Samsung.

    I like the idea however that we use the A5/A5X/A6 for the reasons you mentioned
  10. macrumors demi-god


    Emotionally it moves us away from the desktop/laptops and we indirect agree that Apples future is on iDevices ... :eek:
    Plus it seems strange that a powerful user with a G5 have now to jump to a A4 ... CPU Geekbench would be the guidance for the continuity ...

    But anyway: for me still a very long way before it comes to a "real" problem; I'm still in Motorola 68k familiy. :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    The G5 was a processor for non-mobile workstations and servers. The A4 and so on are processors for mobile platforms.
  12. macrumors 604

    Please don't take this into consideration. :(


    Please take this into consideration instead.
  13. macrumors demi-god


    Why not?
  14. macrumors 65816


    Because everything is so iOS these days, Intel processor names would be better imo.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Produced by Samsung as the batch manufacturer.

    Honestly, this site isn't foxconnrumors. Batch manufacturers are there, but apple is the design
  16. macrumors 604

    AquaDock answered it for me. This is Mac Rumours and I feel that the names should be referencing CPUs used in Macs, not in iOS devices. There are already too many annoying posts on this forum where people complain about the iSimplification or iPadification or iInsert_your_own_smart_made_up_word when they to prove the "iToys are ruining OS X" conspiracy theory. I think using iOS CPU device identifiers would upset that particular user group even more.
  17. Moderator


    The problem with Intel titles is that things like i3 and i5 do not refer to the generation, they are product categories. Ivy Bridge is the third generation to use the same product categories, which makes things confusing because an Ivy Bridge i5 can be a lot faster than a Nehalem i7. The same goes with Xeons, it's just a branding for Intel's server/workstation CPUs.

    To stick with the same titles as with PPC, we would have to use codenames like Nehalem and Sandy Bridge but I don't think that's a good idea. A5/A5X/A6/etc would be the easiest to implement.
  18. Moderator


    Staff Member

    I was of the differing opinion until I just read your explanation. Now I am thinking it would make more sense.
  19. macrumors 65816


    But I think it would be cool to be called Macroumours Santa Rosa or Harpertown and so on. But whatever if the majority want boring names like A4 and A5 then so be it.
  20. macrumors Nehalem


    Why bother unless you have someone with enough posts to really surpass the current scheme.
  21. macrumors 68020


    Boy howdy.

    Also, I've always been a bit disappointed in the rewarding of post whores.

    A scheme that takes into account post quality as well as quantity would be nice. Yes, difficult - but better.
  22. macrumors Nehalem


    Post quality seems to be subjective but I appreciate the dig all the same. :rolleyes:
  23. macrumors 68020


    Very funny guys (and gals), very funny...
  24. macrumors P6


    There were multiple iterations of the g3, g4, and g5 too.

    I would rather stick to cpu chips as that is what all the other rankings are. You do not see cpus associated with a newton or ipods as rankings

    There will be a time when intel is not using the i3, i5, i7 moniker and will be on to something else

    Keep it with cpu brandings imo

    core solo/ core duo/ core 2 duo/ core i3/ core i5/ core i7 seems pretty easy to implement to me
  25. macrumors 604


    I think you should just keep it as it is. If i had that many posts, I'd rather be a G5 than a A4 or whatever.

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