PowerMac purchase in 2007

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm planning on buying a PowerMac in 2007. Here's what I think some of the specs will be like...

    CPU Speed: 4-5 GHz
    # of CPUs: 2-4 (1-2 dual-core)
    FSB Speed: 2-2.5 GHz
    Memory Speed: 1.6 GHz (core 200 MHz, DDR-3)
    Memory (Standard): 2-4 GB
    Memory (Maximum): 128-256 GB
    Hard Disk (Standard): 250-500 GB
    Hard Disk (Maximum): 2x-4x 2-4 TB
    VRAM: 512 MB - 1 GB (GDDR-3 or 4)

    EDIT: Do you think these specs are reasonable?
     
  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    What was the point of this post?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I edited my post. Are you happy now?
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Its 2004!...not 2007 will see what happens in 2007.....technology changes so quickly these days
     
  5. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    Hell NO!!!!!

    Apple will still have their ram at a standard 256 or 512... :D
     
  6. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    I think Apple should put iApp buttons on their keyboard.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    How did you happen to pick 2007? A lot could happen between now and then.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I picked 2007 because I have AppleCare for my iMac, which I bought late January 2004 and received early February 2004. February 7, 2007 is the first day I'll have with no AppleCare.
     
  9. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    WOW 128-256 GB of memory!!! :eek:
     
  10. numark macrumors member

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    I don't think so. We haven't even really doubled hard drive capacity in the last few years (120GB drives have been out for a while now, and we're only up to 250GB standard). There's got to be a roadblock somewhere along the line before 1TB drives. You simply can't fit that much data with current marketed technologies.
     
  11. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    I can totally see 1-2 TB drives but not more than that. Considering that they already have 1 TB now, but not internal I believe.
     
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  13. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Graphics chips will have way more than 512 MB RAM stock.

    For instance, UE3 needs 512 VRAM.... today. As does Doom3. So... maybe a gig or two?
     
  14. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

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    That may be true about the graphics cards, but isn't Apple planning on only putting a GeForce FX 5200 in the new iMac?

    Mike
     
  15. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    I think you're insane.
     
  16. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    although im inclined to agree with you, it is nice to see in to the future

    i hope will will see better specs than that... i think we will see 6ghz proccessors by 2010. but not sure what we will need them for....
     
  17. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's good to get feedback, even if it's strange feedback,
     
  18. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Just think about the software requirements in 2010. Then you'll want a brand new G8 and toss the G7. :p
     
  19. alexf macrumors 6502a

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    These predictions don't seem to make sense... After all, 2007 is only 3 years away. When we think back to 2001, things now have really not changed that radically.

    Plus, with the recent release of the G5, Apple seems to have set new standands that may stay for the next few years.
     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    i think apple could get near that...maybe in 2006

    but the pc world will get there in 2005, or at very least on some of those aspects like the memory, the standard hard disk, and the vram

    but what would make me very happy would be an ibook at 1.5 ghz/G4 chip by january 2005, and 4 ghz G5 by january 2007 if moore's law holds
     

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