We all know that Intel is on the way, but how about G4 and G5 updates?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by corbin_a2, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. corbin_a2 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2002
    I’m sorry if this has already been discussed before but...

    We know that the Intel chip is on it’s way in a year or so but what can we expect to see before that as far as the G4 and G5 are concerned. Well we see updates to the Powerbook/ibook? How about the desktops/iMac? Anyone have any ideas of what is coming in the pipeline?
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Well, let me pull out my crystal ball ;)

    -dual core
    -faster fsb (200MHz+)
    -more L2 cache
    -faster clock speed (2GHz?)

    -dual core
    -more L2 cache (1MB per core)
    -faster clock speed (finally 3GHz+ ???)
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    MS-powered 8-ball

    G4 -- Most likely the 7448

    G5 -- Maybe the PPC970GX

    All depends on how far each IBM and Freescale got in the process, likely IBM is going to kill anything that isn't in the final pre-production phase.

    Freescale will likely release the 7448 and wait on the dual core while they see what happens to the G4 after Apple exits the market.

    Good chance that the market might not be big enough to keep the G4 moving forward without Apple.
  4. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    PowerMacs WILL hit 3Ghz before the switch to Intel chips. There's still a 2 year gap. I think we'll hit dual core G5's as well.

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