USA Today article on Apple + IBM

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  1. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Saw this article on Google News. Just get me excited about these companies working together, if that's what they are doing...

    USA TODAY

    Enjoy

    Chad4mac
     
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

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  3. Chad4Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not quite sure I would go that far. I would be more opted to say this article places more validity on the rumors pending, but not a right-out conformation.

    Very exciting....

    Chad4Mac
     
  4. jefhatfield Retired

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    pro: 1.6 and 1.8 ghz 64 bit chip

    con: not until the middle of next year when wintels will hit 3.5 ghz on their machines

    is this a case of too little way too late?

    does that mean that apple can see their first 2 ghz machine in 2004 when wintel will be at 4 ghz?

    personally, i think once macs hit 2 ghz across the board, it won't matter how fast the pc side is

    but apple has really taken forever just to hit 1 ghz and only one line of apple's computers even go that fast
     
  5. Chad4Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would read the other threads on the Forums before you make assumptions on the preformance comparison to simply Gigahertz.

    As Arn said, it's a arcitechture thing too -- you can't compare apple to oranges.

    Chad4mac
     
  6. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed..

    but overall we are still a little behind the speed of the PC's..

    Does this really matter??
    Not really. The dual processor macs can eclipse PC's in most areas

    Is the machine still useable??
    Of course, even more so than a PC ;)

    Should we get all bent out of shape over the megahertz gap?
    NO!
     
  7. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    the one line..

    'The new IBM chip is derived from the computer giant's Power4 microprocessor that powers its high-end Regatta servers. When available by the middle of next year, it will range in speeds from 1.6 gigahertz to 1.8 GHz.'

    that sounds pretty damn definate to me... its going to happen. I love the Intel rebuttle to 64-bit cpus, 'oh, our users don't need that..'
     
  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    i hear what you say from a technical standpoint

    even if we get this processor and it benchmarks really well, the average consumer will only be able to understand very little

    i think, sales wise, it is important that we reach the 2 ghz mark, whatever the architecture the processor employs

    i spent some time as a computer salesman and i have seen the concerns of the consumer

    but i am also a techie so i understand the hidden issues the average consumer does not pay attention to like ddr, cache, system bus, etc.

    by and large the computer shopper will look at the simple things like "gigahertz"
     

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