The G5 and heat discussion

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by CaptainCaveMann, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    Why does apple have so many heat problems with the G5 hense not being able to put it in a powerbook because of heat,why doesnt apple just use a processor design more like intel pentium m chips because they dont have as many heat problems and they run really fast just up for discussion :cool:
  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    the great OKLAHOMA....
    The G5 has a nature of being really hot. the G4 is alot cooler, but to fit it in a 1inch package...alot of design is involved.
  3. Mav451 macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2003
    Well there's (2) ways-- hand-picked or "cherry-picked" if you will, or technology (innovation).

    Innovation takes a substantial amount of time, and again, its not a guaranteed thing. Cherry-picked is incredibly supply dependent--I know that Low Voltage Opterons weren't available till at least 6-8 months after the Desktop version's release.

    Since the G5's have enough problems getting to its customers (think Dual 2.0 release and then Dual 2.5 release and how many actually got it w/in a week of placing their order?); I don't think Apple can afford to hand-pick. That leaves again we wait.
  4. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    Well if Apple could just stick a super cool, super fast chip in they would, but it's no mean feat..! The G5 is still more efficient than the P4 but is more like that chip than the G4, hence allowing higher clockspeeds. Overall, I would say the G5 is a good thing for Apple, although its specifications don't currently allow it to fit into a 1" thick laptop.

    Another one of these threads again by the looks of things :rolleyes: ;)

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