THERE WILL BE DUAL PROCESSOR MACS AT MWSF!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Onyxx, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Onyxx macrumors regular

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    Take a look at this!

    http://www.postforum.com/forums/read.php?f=6&i=26730&t=26730

    1- the poster is at least associated with Lucas Films (if these guys didn't get a test unit for the new machines then no company did)

    2- he makes direct reference to the G5 (it may be a joke but hey; to be taken with a grain of salt)

    the only dissapointing thing is that his predictions (if acurate) place the new dual G* machine slower than the newest dual athlon system out there.

    Any predictions from 3D savy posters?
     
  2. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    good grief

    Can you read dude? They were predicting what was to be the outcome of MWSF, just like the rest of us. They didnt have any more insider information than anyone else in the country.

    And, if anyone would know anything about new Apple hardware, it wouldnt be ILM, it would be Pixar.
     
  3. Kela macrumors 6502

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    i like

    I like Greenster's last comment. In the sense that the tone of the comment is apt. Mmmm, Spikey, is he/she a prospect member for da team?
     
  4. jefhatfield Retired

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    team?

    not that i have any say since i am the appointed neutral person here on macrumors

    but agreenster is far too nice and polite to be on a flamewar team like you, spikey, monkeybusiness, mymemory, alphatech, john123, and joeyj

    he seems more neutral and diplomatic like me and he doesn't seem to get into fights

    whether he becomes a flamewar warrior or a civil mac citizen, he/she posts often enough to make a presence on macrumors and has a lot of great commentary to add to this website
     
  5. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Thanks Jeff. I try to be neutral, but every once in a while I have to give a bit of ribbing to people who dont do much thinking before they post. No offense to Onyxx, seriously. Its just that he/she misunderstood the article he/she read, or just got really excited, and thats okay.
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    now there's nothing wrong with a bit of wit and some sarcasm... I think it was in good taste at least...
     
  7. samy85114 macrumors regular

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    No dual for january .... G5

    I heard from a teacher at my college that he talked with
    someone from Apple in Toronto... and as I supposed..., he make me understand that something big gonna be annonced at san fracisco on january, 7, after much discussing, he told me about the arrival of the G5. I tought he was kiddin, but he didnt. Before that day, i was looking for G5 rumors, but now, im pretty sure... it,s gonna happen. and i trust him!!!
    and as you can see, i'M pretty happy about that news, it,S not a rumors :)

    But is it possible that this guy from Apple could had lied??? could be !


    merry xmas
     
  8. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    I still believe that they will NOT release the G5 MWSF. I only speculate this because Motorola's chips arent quite there yet. (this is based on rumors, but its a rumors site.) Im not saying your prof is wrong, by any stretch. I just bet they will release the 7460's MWSF and focus on the iMac. I think the iMac will have so much hype surrounding it, that it would be really silly for them to release both. I want to believe it, but since you didnt hear it from a Apple person yourself, I stil have to doubt. Sorry!

    However, if they do release a G5, it'd better be a TRUE G5(64bit), and not the 7460 Apollo G4 that is called a G5.

    Therefore.....if they do release both, a new iMac and the true G5......it will still be a good day for Apple.
     
  9. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't it be good if apple came out with a high Mhz dual/quad processor G4 for servers/graphics pro's & single processor G5's for the rest of us!!!
     
  10. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Sure--

    Id love it if they came out with dual/quad 64 bit G5's to beat out the Itanium and price them at 1500 dollars!

    I love Apple, but I just wish they could take a giant leap forward, and actually be beating out the competition hands down, but I just cant see it happening. They are keeping up, but not beating them senseless.

    I think the G5 will be a great processor, but I just hope it doesnt show up too late. Itaniums are still in the 15,000 price range, and if Apple could get a similar/competitive G5 out the door for less than 4,000.oo, they would be getting somewhere.
     
  11. joey j macrumors regular

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    agreenster> I still believe that they will NOT release the G5 MWSF.

    As do I. Oddly the case for the G5-at-SF is as strong as the case for
    faster G4s. At the very least it is possible to explain away the points in
    favour of G4s-at-SF (see my recent thread w/Kethoticus and rickag for a
    thorough discussion).


    > I only speculate this because Motorola's chips arent quite there yet.

    I have yet to see this point convincingly argued.


    > (this is based on rumors, but its a rumors site.)

    (http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~lindsay/skeptic/arguments.html#false_expert)

    And precisely what are we meant to conclude from that? ******** is still
    ********; placing it within the context of a rumours site does not change
    the magnitude of the ********, assuming it is ********, and Mac rumors
    tend to be ******** most of the time. (did I mention "********" enough
    there? whee). OTOH it could be my anti-mosr bias shining through a crack
    in my exterior...


    >However, if they do release a G5, it'd better be a TRUE G5(64bit), and
    not the 7460 Apollo G4 that is called a G5.

    Apple could always use a 32 bit version of the G5; it's not like 4 GB+
    parcels of ram are going to become commonplace until ~the G6.
     
  12. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Sorry--I just wanted to point out that I had no backup for the Motorola comment. I didnt want to blindly lead someone on that I had some kind of extra information.

    Next time though, dont waste time in repremanding me. If its not that important to the nature of the discussion, just gloss over it. Its not worth fighting over.
     
  13. joey j macrumors regular

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    agreenster>Sorry--I just wanted to point out that I had no backup for the
    Motorola comment. I didnt want to blindly lead someone on that I had some
    kind of extra information.

    >Next time though, dont waste time in repremanding me. If its not that
    important to the nature of the discussion, just gloss over it. Its not
    worth fighting over.



    If you can't argue a case for it, don't mention it... simple.
     
  14. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    Grow up joey.
    He gave a reason for not explaining his petty point.

    Its not like you dont have "********" in your threads which you leave unexplained.
     
  15. joey j macrumors regular

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    spikey> Grow up joey. He gave a reason for not explaining his petty point.

    He did? He shouldn't be mentioning inane things he saw on some rumour site
    or thought up himself, unless he can make a case for it.


    >Its not like you dont have "********" in your threads which you leave
    unexplained.

    Odd -- you could never find any. However I did easily uncover your moronic
    mistakes, like the 400 mhz frontside bus that wasn't, and that IBM
    redesigned the G4, which they didn't, amongst others.
     
  16. DannyZR2 macrumors 6502

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    damn!

    it's neat how jj here thinks we should all read eachother's posts more than once.. as if we are not in a web-based forum that keeps track rather well of everyones posts so that we can all read them sequentially and even go back if we feel that we need to reread anything that may have missed.

    thanks j for your 'addition' to this forum.. .... moron
     
  17. joey j macrumors regular

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    Re: damn!

    dannyzr2: we AREN'T in a web-based forum that keeps track rather well of
    everyone's posts: there's no threading. What sort of **** wwwboard cgi
    doesn't have threading?

    See? I didn't use those > quote marks which you find so distressing for
    some reason, happy?
     
  18. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    G5 rumours

    Firstly Joey J is a troll.

    I would like to see not only a G5, which last I heard is multi-processor on a chip itself, and the associated hyper-transport, fast firewire and gigawire, I would like to see software to convert old fortran and basic programs to a environment compatible with the speed available.

    Now I know alot of people will buy them just for Photoshop and maybe even ripping to imagesetters. But alot more will be bought just for pure ego.

    I for one have programs that took DAYS to run on x86 hardware, takes HOURS to run on a G4 and really needs whatever horsepower a G5 might deliver. I do not have a Cray accont.

    I would hope the Mac would gain ground in the science and image processing and data acquisition markets. These markets typically have a dedicated CPU per task and therefore alot of CPU's will be sold, making Apple more profitable and making the market lower cost for the late adopters and used buyers.

    I suspect the new gadget is a video version of the ipod and the new hardware will be speed bumped G4's and new imacs with flat screens.

    Apple needs to offer an uplink/downlink satellite solution on the web site.

    Rocketmnan
     
  19. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Re: team?

    OH SHUT THE %!@#* UP, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN SCREAMING AT US TOO, OR IN YOUR WORDS-FLAMER WAR.

    FLAMER!
     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    you mistaken me for being a member of your adversaries spikey and kela

    while i do agree with them sometimes, i still do not flame on their behalf or are a member of their team

    if i have a gripe, it's about bill gates or apple and anything i have that sounds like i am attacking someone with four letter words was not the intent at all

    but, i do admit, i do enjoy your wars with spikey especially and for that, i admit i am a flamer, too (as an audience)

    joeyj vs spikey is also an ineresting matchup

    i would not visit macrumors if you guys/gals always agreed on everything

    i am a pc techie and not really knowledgeable enough to attack someone with four letter words and be so sure of my mac knowledge since i am after all, a limited mac user on email internet and word processing
     
  21. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    lol, sure joey ofcourse i didnt ever point out what s*** you write.

    Remember you splitting up my threads and consequently taking them out of context so you could try to flame me easier?
    do you remember or have you have you erased that immature technique from your brain cell?

    Oh yeah, and what about you contradicting me on how well the G4 has scaled speed in the past?
    Do you still think scaling from 500 to 867Mhz in nearly a year is good progress?

    Nice idea joey, but it came of you so its bound not to work.
    If i were you i would keep quiet, people are calling you names.
     
  22. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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  23. jefhatfield Retired

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    one day, i will feel confident enough to join a flamewar, but until then i have too much to learn about the mac before i can make really specific comments

    if this were a pc forum, then i could know more of what i was talking about but macs are not my living, just my hobby and passion
     
  24. joey j macrumors regular

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    spikey> lol, sure joey ofcourse i didnt ever point out what s*** you write.

    And I'm sure that's due to your immense kindness; or do you not have the
    skills of analysis and must resort to blowing smoke and frantically waving
    your arms about, hoping that someone will fall for it?


    >Remember you splitting up my threads and consequently taking them out of
    context so you could try to flame me easier? do you remember or have you
    have you erased that immature technique from your brain cell?

    You keep saying this, as you keep saying a lot of things, but unless you
    correlate your accusations with some tangible evidence, you're just
    blowing smoke. I'm not going to reply to your posts monolithically,
    discussing each point individually is more readable.


    >Oh yeah, and what about you contradicting me on how well the G4 has
    scaled speed in the past?

    I'm listening patiently for the rest of the story.


    >Do you still think scaling from 500 to 867Mhz in nearly a year is good
    progress?

    I never made the claim that 500 -> 867 was good progress; (precisely where
    did I write anything to that effect? a URL would be nice) if you reread
    the threads in question, you'll notice that I make the distinction between
    Motorola's design and their fabrication, which is a distinction either
    completely lost on you or ignored.


    >Nice idea joey, but it came of you so its bound not to work. If i were
    you i would keep quiet, people are calling you names.

    I never thought that I would invite you to do your worst, but I am, so go ahead...
     
  25. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    I have already given and proven to you that you split up my threads to make it easier to flame. It doesnt fool any1.
    This is another example of this new breed of poster, you prove it to them (twice if i remember) and yet they still want you to point it out/ shove it in their face over and over, that doesnt make you win arguments joey it just makes you look like a foll who doesnt know whats going on.
    I give up making your verbal sh** obvious to you, find it yourself. It was in the G3 Vs G4 thread on the 4 or 5 page if i remember. And as i remember i proved my case to you and you shut up about it.
    Go home joey.

    You said the Motorola did well with the G4, and you said that the 7450 scaled reasonably.
    Which ofcourse it hasnt.

    Find the quotes yourself. Its an interesting quest of yours joey, finding out your own ignorance. you obviously havnt read your own threads before have you?
    Your can find your ignorance just around the corner ( in your next thread)
    We have just touched the tip of the iceberg, your next post will put your lack of intelligence beyond doubt. I just cant wait.
     

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