On monday Steve will present...

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by escwindos, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. escwindos macrumors newbie

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    A Quad Processor G4

    I really think that after all rumors and posts on the apple homepage, that the only thing with matches every sentence is a quad processor G4. Let's say 4x 1Gighz.!?!
    MacOS X is able to handle 4 or even 8 processors, so that would be the right decission instead of trying to beat the AMD scale (what isn't really necessary --> Megahertz Myth!).
    That would be really maclike!

    Please Steve!!! :)
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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  3. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    Mac OS 10 can handle 32 processors!

    Maybe we will se a 32ish (how would you say that word?) processor powermac?
     
  4. guitarlesson Guest

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    Why not? However....

    A quad processor PPC, rockin' as it may be, would be very, very, very, very expensive. (note I said "very" 4 times.) Perhaps instead of a 1ghz x4 configuration, a 533Mhz x4 would make more sense. After all, thats a combined power of well over 2 Ghz. Makes my DP 533 seem wimpy. I'd want one.

    On another note, a quad, or even 8 processor power mac would fit a market that was speculated over around this time six months ago. Namely, high-end rack-mounted web servers running OS X with Apache. Mac really needs to get in on the buisiness market, and a Rackmount server might be the route to go. Also, an 8 chip rackmount may even attract yet more super high-end multimedia companies, like Maya, into the mac camp.

    (PS... Did you know theres a computer at Lucasfilm with over 700 processors?? Unreal!!! Why is it that they couldn't make Jar Jar suck a little less with all that power?)
     
  5. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Re: Mac OS 10 can handle 32 processors!

    Hmm... tricatuple would be 30. I dunno, tricatuple plus a couple more?
     
  6. benmac macrumors member

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  7. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Is that a floppy drive? It looks to thin to be a zip drive. I can't imagine Apple will start putting flippy drives in their computers again :)
     
  8. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    :)

    Doubt we will see Floppys again!

    Well, atleast I hope not!
     
  9. Tommy! macrumors regular

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    wow look at all the drive bays that thing has to offer... ::rolls eyes::
     
  10. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    Neat deisgn... But i'd prefer to see my Quicksilver itstead!
     
  11. iCinder Guest

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    Since i got my iBook i have never needed a floppy disk drive. When i went to make my AMD machine i decided to not buy one and save my money. It was definately a good decision.
     

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