more shipped G5 info - from newtek/lightwave

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    Well, he said G4, yet specs are G5 specs.

    Is this guy just an independent artist? Seems so...

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    he also said geforce 4, and i didn't think that the g5 would accept the non 8x agp geforce 4s.....
     
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    He's got a studio with 3 offices in Bahrain and Qatar. His father is a well-known artist, connected to mid-east royalty.

    NewTek uses talented artists to pimp their sw. Their marketing consists of lots of artist highlights and interviews -- "why do you use lightwave?". They also typically "pay" these artists in sw and hw.

    I don't know much about the PM G5 but, (as long as the drivers work) couldn't you stick a 2x or 4x agp, or pci, geforce 4 card in there? That would seem a likely test-precursor to the shipping FX cards with similar drivers.

    I swore it said G5, but I c/p'd "G4". d'oh!
    I must've just seen the other specs and ...
     
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    as far as i've heard, you need an 8x agp card... ie, 8x is not backwards compatible... though i wish it were, as i could keep my geforce 4 ti, and not get shell out the money for the 9800...
     
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    Yes, I think that is the correct interpretation. Note he doesn't say "2x2 GHz" or "Dual 2 GHz", but "2 GHz Dualprocessor". And he says G4.
     
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    They can always build you a custom computer man. IF you are willing to pay around $300,000.00 they will make a dual 3 GHZ G4 just for you. As long as it is a prototype, it's not a problem. Making a mass production is. I bet right now they already have Dual 3+ Ghz G5 prototype.
     
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    No, you can use 4x AGP. In fact, I believe the standard graphics offered on the G5, including the 9800, are 4x/2x, not 8x. ATI 9800 specs say: "AGP 4x or 2x capable Macintosh®"
     
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    so the geforce 4 ti should work in it eh? that would be good news, though i think at this point i'm resigned to getting the 9800 and selling the ti... almost make up the difference.
     
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    He also makes it sound like the 70 scsi is internal,so that makes it a G4,and not a G5.I also think if he has cash to burn he would have an ATI 9800 already.
     

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