The DDR Thread: Let's Settle This.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Hemingray, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Okay, guys. Being as I honestly don't know that much about the whole DDR bus thing, I (and seemingly many others) would like to get this out in the open and discuss *JUST* this issue:

    Is the new PowerMac's System Bus DDR or not?

    Present your views on why or why not you think it is/isn't. There have been many people claiming both sides of the coin here.
     
  2. job macrumors 68040

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    There you go....

    The controller between the RAM and the CPU may be "true" DDR, but as stated there is no true DDR front side bus...yet...
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Probably Not - Clearly states it's using the same controller as the XServe, which everybody agrees is not DDR between the controller and CPUs.

    From the PowerMac G4 Technology Overview.

     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    If that's the case, then the implentation of DDR is more of a marketing ploy then an actual performance booster. :eek:
     
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    guys just until barefeats posts their specs on it and you'll know for sure
     
  6. Hemingray thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, there you have it. I think Hitman's post from xlr8yourmac.com said it best.

    And here's a quote from MOSR:

    That's what I was afraid of. Sounds like the Yikes incident all over again.
     
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    Oh Gawd. Not another DDR post. It has been done to death in the other powermac thread. I've explained it 5 times myself. All these new macs are just overclocked XSERVES!!! It's "fake" DDR, and it's a stopgap until the G5s arrive.
     
  9. jefhatfield Retired

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    stopgap is what was expected until g5...but let's see benchmarks:)
     
  10. Hemingray thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why do you think I made a new thread about it? There was enough discussion to warrant a spin-off thread, so I made one. And enough people were preaching the wrong info that I wanted this settled once and for all.

    Sheesh, it's not like I started another PDA thread. :p
     
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    i think the pda has this yuppie image where i live and many have turned their anger from yuppie pager owners to yuppie cell phone users to yuppie pda owners

    a pda is just a tool, not a show off item like a bentley or a million dollar house (five million in silicon valley and surrounding areas);)
     
  12. job macrumors 68040

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    And I assume that the G5s will eventually become a stop-gap until the "G6" arrives right. :rolleyes: :D

    Just kidding man.

    In all seriousness, I would not mind purchasing the baseline tower even with the whole DDR RAM and FSB issue. The base line seems to represent extreme value for performance, especially with a BTO 80GB HD and a Radeon 9000.
     
  13. Hemingray thread starter macrumors 68030

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  14. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    I hope that's the last one. Everybody just repeats the same thing over and over again
     
  15. Hemingray thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope, sorry, one more. :D

    This is completely new and proves that the DDR does absolutely NOTHING for the new systems without the 7470 processor!

    http://www.barefeats.com/pmddr.html
     
  16. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    ahh, well that's something interesting. It's good to see that at least somebody is producing new info and not regurgitating the same old stuff repeatedly
     

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