PowerPC G5 (2.2) - New processor?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    PPC 970FX is IBM's name (who make it) for the PPC G5 2.2
     
  3. 7on
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    7on

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Hm, my original dual 2 comes at 2.2...
    –Chase
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    I can confirm that (above post).
    –Chase
     
  8. macrumors G5

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    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

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    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

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    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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