Processors

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Catfish_Man, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    This is wierd. Currently, there are THREE chips that are either out/confirmed (Sahara, Apollo), or expected (G5), and Apple didn't use any of them. What's going on here?
     
  2. SomeAppleGuy macrumors member

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  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    The Apollo chips probably won't be ready until MacWorld Tokoyo. As for the Sahara chip I would expect those in iBooks at MWNY (they won't put a Sahara G3 in the iMac now).
     
  4. Catfish_Man thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sahara in the iBook...

    ...would put it at a higher clockspeed than the new iMac. That wouldn't be great for sales, because all the ignorant consumers would be shouting "Why can't we have a 1Ghz G3 like the iBook instead of this crappy 800Mhz G4???".... fools.....

    To give the new towers that pretty much have to come out within the next 6 months enough of a performance lead I would expect all dual processor machines. The iMac will never have a DP with the dome case, it's just too small. This makes DPs a good way of distinguishing the two lines, the SP consumer line and the DP pro line.
     
  5. b8rtm8nn macrumors member

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    I think it is more of comparing the iBook MHz to the TiPB than the new iMac, consumers either buy a desktop or laptop. I am not too familiar with the specs on the Apollo, can it be used for the TiPB? If so, then screw DPs in the Pro Line, just go G5. I do not understand why people are freakin' out by the inconsistantcy of the consumer and Pro lines, just means that the Pro line will change next - but how drastically? Maybe at Quicktime Live (where there are MANY Pro users), maybe in Tokyo. Maybe tomorrow...

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