My Dream iMac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wrldwzrd89, May 8, 2005.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    This is the spec sheet for my iMac, taken from Apple History and modified appropriately (removed parts that don't apply to my Mac and updated the Maximum OS):

    iMac (USB 2.0)
    Codename: ?
    CPU: PowerPC 7455
    CPU Speed: 1.25 Ghz
    FPU: integrated
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Data Path: 64 bit
    ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM
    RAM Type: PC2700 DDR
    Minimum RAM Speed: 333 MHz
    Onboard RAM: 0 MB
    RAM Slots: 2
    Maximum RAM: 1 GB
    Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction
    Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-chip, 1:1
    Screen: 17" LCD
    Video Card: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    VRAM: 64 MB
    Maximum Resolution: 24 bit 1440x900
    Optical Drive: 32x/16x/8x/8x/4x CD-RW/DVD-RW
    Hard Disk: 80 GB 7200 RPM
    ATA Bus: ATA-100
    Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
    USB: 3 2.0
    FireWire: 2
    Video Out: mini-VGA (mirror only)
    Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini, Pro Speaker
    Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini
    Speaker(s): mono
    Microphone: mono
    Modem: 56 kbps
    AirPort Extreme: optional card
    BlueTooth: internal support
    Gestalt ID: 406
    Power: 130 Watts
    Weight: 22.8 lbs.
    Dimensions: 13.03" H x 16.7" W x 10.6" D
    Minimum OS: 10.2.3
    Maximum OS: 10.3.7
    Introduced: September 2003
    Terminated: July 2004

    I then took that spec sheet and altered it to produce my "dream machine", assuming I replaced this iMac with another iMac:

    iMac G6
    Codename: ?
    CPU: PowerPC 980
    CPU Speed: 5.0 Ghz
    FPU: integrated
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Data Path: 64 bit
    ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM
    RAM Type: PC2-4200 DDR2
    Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz
    Onboard RAM: 0 MB
    RAM Slots: 2
    Maximum RAM: 4 GB
    Level 1 Cache: 128 kB data, 128 kB instruction
    Level 2 Cache: 1 mB on-chip, 1:1
    Screen: 23" LCD
    Video Card: ATI X600
    VRAM: 256 MB
    Maximum Resolution: 24 bit 1920x1200
    Optical Drive: 32x/32x/32x/32x/32x/16x CD-RW/DVD-RW/DVD+RW DL
    Hard Disk: 640 GB 7200 RPM
    ATA Bus: SATA-200
    Ethernet: 10/100/1000/10000Base-T
    USB: 3 2.0
    FireWire: 1
    FireWire 800: 1
    Video Out: mini-VGA (mirror only)
    Audio Out: internal
    Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini
    Speaker(s): stereo
    Microphone: mono
    Modem: 56 kbps
    AirPort Extreme: built-in
    BlueTooth: built-in
    Gestalt ID: ?
    Power: 65 Watts
    Weight: 35 lbs.
    Dimensions: 24" H x 20" W x 6" D
    Minimum OS: 10.5.0
    Maximum OS: 10.7.9
    Introduced: January 2007
    Terminated: ?

    If someone has any holes to shoot through these specs, please do so as long as you state your reasons. I hope these are reasonable.
     
  2. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

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    Personally i will never need 5GHZ
    For me would be the one i am getting plus:
    256mb 6800 Ultra gfx
    That is it and it is the perfect computer that can do anything :)
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I sure hope a 5GHz G6 would come with a FSB faster than 667MHz.
     
  4. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. Also, I'm betting USB 2.5 and Wireless FireWire would have been ratified by then.
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    by the time the iMac reaches 5GHz (if they are still going by numbers then), I would imagine the computer could handle more then 2 - 2GB ram chips. I would bet ram chips would be up to 8GB each at that point.
    At the rate they are going now, I will be very liberal and say they add about .5GHz a year to the computer. At that rate, it is going to take them 6 years to get to the 5Ghz level, assuming nothing slows them down anymore then then they are. They'll be up to 2 gigs of ram, 1 Tera-Byte of hard drive as the minimum.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Never say never, one day you WILL "need" 5GHz+ :p
     
  7. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, maybe, I just think we have reached a cut off point where 90% of consumers will never use most of their computers features or speed. Who knows, it will be interesting how personal computing evolves over the next 5 years, whether we will continue to see incremental speed increases or the 45nm may bring crazy speeds.
    Having said all that, i sure would love to have a dual-core 5ghz iMac :)
     
  8. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly is the point of this topic? Wow, I'd really like a 9 gazillion terrahertz Mac mini. Now make it happen Apple! Is there some reason you chose a 5GHz iMac? Do you need that for some reason? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

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    I agree. This thread is completely pointless.
     
  10. JonMaker macrumors regular

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    Not Bad™, but why did you cripple the bus, the ram, and the video-out?
    Also, bluetooth 2.0 isn't there.

    Bus: 2500 MHz (half of proc speed, like the PMs)
    Maximum RAM: as much as you can fit into two slots :eek:
    Bluetooth 2.0.
    &c.
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Let's let this thread die

    I was just going on a strict quadrupling scheme for the specs. I didn't take architectural changes like the huge bus speed increase for the G5 into account. I suppose this thread deserves to die now.
     
  12. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    You also forgot the next gen optical storage
    Maybe make it compatible with both :rolleyes:
     
  13. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    as computers follow Moore's law and get faster, operating systems and software will become more demanding thus creating the need for a 5 Ghz eventually.
     
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