What would the 970 PowerMac's be called?

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  1. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    OK, so let's say that Apple does go with the 970 (hopefully :D), what will they call these new PowerMac's? "PowerMac 970" sounds kinda stupid (well, I think it does). Will they call it the "PowerMac G5" even though it's technically not? Will they call it the "PowerMac Extreme?" What do you guys think?
     
  2. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: What would the 970 PowerMac's be called?

    Apple was the one that started the Gx naming scheme because people were getting confused with the 601, 603, 604, 604e, etc. naming schemes.

    Since the 970 would be the next generation PowerPC CPU used in a Mac, why not call it a G5?
     
  4. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    I think PowerMac 970 is a decent name. If they use PowerMac Extreme I hope whoever's responsible for it gets run over by a truck. G5 is pretty likely too, although it raises the question of what they'll call the 7457-RM (Assuming it's ever made, and assuming Apple uses it. It would make a fantastic consumer chip).
     
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  6. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    ok correct me if im wrong here, but IBM latest G3 chips are still called G3 chips, they arent Ultra G3 iBook, or sahara ibooks.

    the bottom line that IBM produces the G3s so they are called the G3s and since moto is doing very little to step up with a next gen chip, all moto chips will be just called G4s

    they can use the leftover G4 chips in iMacs or even ibooks before the IBM chips trickle down to the consumer level.

    Tyler
     
  7. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Re: What would the 970 PowerMac's be called?

    Pentium Killer.

    :D

    I don't think there's anything wrong with the PowerMac 970.
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    apple will not go back to a complicated numbering system-- they want their products to have simple names that are more of titles. simplicity is everything. that combined with apple's numbering system already in place, it'll definitely be G5.

    unless they decide to go totally wacko... but i don't think they'd change it anymore than intel would change their product name system--

    pnw
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I'm going with the G5. Keeps things nice and simple, and it's become more of an Apple thing than a Motorola thing, so it would make sense if it's the G5. I'm sick of seeing Sony Vaio DXM-7898 or Windoze XP 6.982.7861.4861.0473.5250.... :rolleyes:



    irmongoose
     
  10. benixau macrumors 65816

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    @irmongoose:

    you forgot something, its Windoze XP 6.982.7861.4861.0473.5250 build 9658446575432118323545


    nit wit! :D
     
  11. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I like the G5 Powermac, How about the UltraMac,SuperMac, or a new line of Apples? GrannySmith Mac!
     
  12. Bear macrumors G3

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    You know something?

    I really don't care what they are called, as long as they come out.
     
  13. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    G5 is really the most logical way to go, since the names are made up by Apple. By no means is it only the 5th generation PPC processor. But it is the 5th generation on powermacs.

    Either that or they can just call it "ÜberCompu-tron"
     
  14. Hawthorne macrumors regular

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    This, of course, is the only correct answer. :D

    Actually, it want to call one "Mine" :)
     
  15. Noc macrumors newbie

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    Re: What would the 970 PowerMac's be called?

    Apple should take some hints from the veritable masters of branding sequels to popular products, Nintendo and Capcom. Some possibilities:

    Super PowerMac
    PowerMac II
    PowerMac Ultra
    PowerMac Hyper
    PowerMac 64
    PowerMac Championship Edition
    PowerMac Professional
    PowerMac Turbo
    PowerMac 2003
    Motorola vs IBM 2: EO

    Or any combination of the above naming schemes. ex: Super Ultra PowerMac 64 Turbo Championship Edition.
     
  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Isn't this the first (where have we seen this before ? :cool: ) 64 bits affordable desktop CPU for the consumers aswell?

    My hope:

    PowerMac 64
     
  17. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Since it is the 5th generation in this line of chips, it is genuinely the G5.

    Not sure why people would think "it's technically not." The first chip using the Gx scheme was the G3--a chip that was significantly different from its predecessor. Not sure why they would go with a different naming scheme now.

    Chris
     
  18. iShater macrumors 604

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    I think it should be called the G5 to vindicate those of us who have been waiting for "it" for so long. Oh, and to go "nyaaaaaaayaaaaaaayaaaaaaaayaaaaaaaaaaaayaaaaaaaaa" to those who said a "G5" was never coming out :D
     
  19. neonart macrumors 65816

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    LOL! Very funny. I say Powermac 64 Champion Editon Hyper Turbo. And dont for get the ' in Japan. :D
     
  20. samsflagdrummer macrumors member

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    what about reviving the cube? I thought it was pretty cool...
     
  21. samsflagdrummer macrumors member

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    btw, pentuim killer would be cool too...

    good idea cr2sh
     
  22. benixau macrumors 65816

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    @Noc:

    if they did that they would - like - get market share. :D

    anyways i like the sound of
    Super Pentuim Killer Power Mac 64 :D
    it think that pretty much sums it up


    @samsflagdrummer:

    Apple has never revived a product. Its all about image. I would like a cube now (DP1Ghz+Slot SD+DDR333+120GB SATA). but ... oh well.
     
  23. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    You bet with a 970 and pci slot,color changing case,lighted keyboard,ati9700,firewire, and call it the PowerCube!
     
  24. primalman macrumors 6502a

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    I have this sneaking suspsision that with the recent push into the enterprise, and the [I think] likelyhood that Apple will want to have a 'workstation' class machine for the uber high-end video/3D/other markets, the name may very well be:

    'Xmac'

    But I still like keeping the Gx moniker, go with the 'G5' or maybe 'SuperMac G5' and still have a 'PowerMac' line.

    I dunno.

    :eek:
     
  25. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    ..the best part is is that they are going to spymac to pick out a design :p
     

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