PowerPC G5 (2.2) - New processor?

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2004
    Does anyone know if the processor PowerPC G5 (2.2) is the most up to date (ie. the 970FX?) I've just bought a brand new Mac and thought the most up to date processor was the 970FX. When I go to About This Mac it brings up PowerPC G5 (2.2) as the processor name. I'm mentioning this because I have a steady whine from my power supply, a problem I though Apple had put right on the most up to date Macs. I'm wondering if I have been sold an 'older' version Mac. Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    PPC 970FX is IBM's name (who make it) for the PPC G5 2.2
  3. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    w00t! mine is a PowerPC G4 (3.3) which is a higher number than 2.2 so mine is indeed faster ;P
  4. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    That's the old processor, the 130nm version.

    Edit -- Explanation removed after I saw the newbie was cross posting. [​IMG]

    But I might be tempted to put the info back if the newbie tells us what machine was purchased, and the build date on the box.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2004
    Irmo, SC
    Now you've got me curious. My new Dual 2.0 says thus: PowerPC G5 (3.0)

    So is that the 970fx or the "regular" 970? I guess in the end it doesn't really matter but my curiosity is piqued.

    Machiine was delivered to me last Monday direct from Apple. (8/16/04).
  6. macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    Hm, my original dual 2 comes at 2.2...
  7. macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I can confirm that (above post).
  8. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    This is the 970fx (rev 3.0 CPU), the DP2.0PM's seem to have been shipping from the factory with the FXs -- if they shipped sometime in August (don't know the exact build date of the switch).

    If somebody is getting the 130nm processor in a new DP2.0, it's either floor stock or something built awhile ago.

    Don't know about the DP1.8PM -- no real confirmation from people either way.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    my RevA dual 1.8Ghz tells me this:

    Machine Model:power Mac G5
    CPU Type:powerPC 970 (2.2)
    Number Of CPUs:2
    CPU Speed:1.8 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB
    Memory:1.5 GB
    Bus Speed:900 MHz
  10. macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2004
    Info courtesy of Sun Baked via Shadowband:

    The procedure to determine your CPU version is as follows:

    1) bring up a terminal window (Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
    2) enter the following:

    ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

    A CPU version of <003c0300> equates to PowerPc 970fx rev 3
    A CPU version of <00390202> equates to PowerPc 970 rev 2.2

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