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  1. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    what ever happened to the IBM 1.1 ghz proc back in 98? I was just doing some reading up and came across 'the history of apple' (one of thousands i'm sure), and it says that way back in 98, IBM showed off their 1.1 ghz ppc proc. is that true??

    matt

    p.s. http://applemuseum.bott.org/sections/history.html
     
  2. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    That is the IBM version of the PPC.

    Apple had jumped onto the G4 bandwagon with Motorola by then :(
     
  3. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    what does that even mean? i thought PPC was an architecture, like x86. i think IBM has many versions of the PPC, including the 970 and the G3. i don't think this processor we are discussing is either, though i really don't know much about it.
     
  4. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    x86 and PPC are the architectures...

    Mine was a reference to Apple choosing Motorola over IBM for their "top of the line" processor.
     
  5. mkaake thread starter macrumors 65816

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    okay, i'd always understood why people were so down on moto, but now i really understand. holy cow.

    that sucks.

    i mean, that really sucks.

    *sigh* history is history, right?

    matt
     
  6. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    ok, yeah.

    man, was this IBM thing not too special for the time, or was there really an indication that apple was going downhill with motorola carrying it there, even that early?
     
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  9. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -applemacdude

    Actually, blame the lawyers as this was a contractural obligation on Apple to not go back to a G3 as the flagship chip once committed to the G4.

    Both IBM and Apple may now regret it. But I think with the 970, and I know with the 980, this little dark time in the performance of Apple machines will pass. We live and learn, and so does Apple and IBM.
     

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