1ghz Mac

macrules929

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Jan 3, 2002
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yeah, whatever

ok, so 1GHz would be nice, but it's not what I was hopeing for... I mean, comeone, we could at least get a 1.2 GHz, maybe a 1.4. But to stay at just the 1 GHz, Apple, you can do way better!!

O well, I hope that this is right IN that we'll get to the 1GHz, but I'm really hoping/expecting that we pass 1GHz and go to like 1.2, 1.4GHz, (should I say) 1.6.
 

dw1

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Jan 3, 2002
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Yea that's worth it...

Come on, there has to be more than that. If Apple can only acheive a 1 GHz cpu over god knows how many years, well they're in some trouble. The performance benefits are just not there. What happens when AMD releases the Hammer? Now that would be beyond the rumor sites. Mac OS X and the AMD Hammer. Bye, Bye Motorola, hello fast lane.

-to err is human, I'm very human.
 

amichalo

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Dec 19, 2001
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Re: yeah, whatever

Originally posted by macrules929
O well, I hope that this is right IN that we'll get to the 1GHz, but I'm really hoping/expecting that we pass 1GHz and go to like 1.2, 1.4GHz, (should I say) 1.6.
I would not know what to do with a 1GHz chip in my G4 Ti. I have the slowest 400 MHz version and it screams.

I'm just happy Apple has broken the GHz barrier so Intel junkies have one less point against Macs.

Go Apple
 

agreenster

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Dec 6, 2001
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I cant believe we Apple people are still bitching about mHz and gHz.

Holy f*cking sh*t people. Did you know that SGI, one of the leaders in high-end computer systems (yeah, the same computers nearly every single special effect in movies are made on, and the leader in medical simulation hardware) are only up to 400mHz machines? Its not about the goddamn speed. How many f*cking times do we have to go over this? Its about the architecture, the pipeline, the Bus (which Apple IS behind in), the Cache, the Video card, the type of RAM.

Please get your heads out of your asses. An Apple is NOT a ******, slow computer! If you've ever used one, you should know!

DAMN!



boy was THAT a rant. Havent dont that in a while. felt good.
 

GPTurismo

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May 4, 2001
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Well, since the G4 is a risc, and AMD and Intel use CISC, G4's don't need the megahertz to perform on similar levels.

If you are tired of not being able to boast to PC users, you're using macs for the entirely wrong reason, and you won't see me trying to hold you back when you do what we have been needing you to do for 3 years now, and that is go ahead and jump ship.
 

spuncan

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Jul 18, 2001
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G5 at MWNY 02'

Oh come on Ive been waiting to upgrade my !233! rev 1 G3 for so long why couldn't Motorola get of there ass and release the G5. I was hoping to get the rev 2 G5 at MWNY 02' so much now I have to wait till MWSF 02'.
Oh yeah the reason Id get Rev 2 is cuz Im not getting screwed again but the first rev and haveing none of the new standard that were 1 rev away.
 

agreenster

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Dec 6, 2001
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Rev 2

Yeah, Rev 2 is best time to buy. I have a rev 2 TiBook and dont regret the wait. However, if you are trying to stay 'on top,' forget it. You never will. You will have to buy a new computer every 2-3 months. Just get what you want, and then enjoy it.
 

eyelikeart

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Jan 2, 2001
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My 2¢

As much as a feat it may be, fact still remains that they are lagging behind if they can only reach 1 Ghz. I completely agree upon the fact that PowerPC processors are faster and more efficient than any PC's on the market, but the whole Mhz-Myth is partly what's killing Apple with consumers.

I will always rely on Apple to satisfy any computer needs I may have, but we need to convince the masses that Mac OS is superior to Windoze...

...and that the PowerPC will always crush it's competition no matter how fast it's clock speed says it is in comparison! :D
 

Falleron

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Nov 22, 2001
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Look! WE all know that a mac is quicker at a lower Mhz BUT the Dumb consumers dont! For the purposes of creating a larger market share apple needs to be able to compare its products to the P4 for example. As a matter of fact if apple only takes its processors to 1Ghz (increase of about 133Mhz) and intel takes the P4 up to 2.2Ghz (which is happening in january 200MHz increase) the P4 is getting quicker at a greater rate than the G4 is (The G4 is actually slower on some tasks at the moment)!

Dont get me wrong, the mac rocks but it is fair to say that OSX needs all the power it can get and motorola is just not helping the cause.

[Edited by Falleron on 01-03-2002 at 03:19 PM]
 

SPG

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Jul 24, 2001
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In the shadow of the Space Needle.
You're planning on waiting a year for an upgrade from a three year old machine? It'll be a four year old machine when you upgrade?
Proof that Apple's making some damn good product if it fulfills your needs for four years.
 

Smelt

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2001
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Maine
Yaknow...

I don't care about speed. I teach tech and am sys amin at a K-8 school with Wintel crapola. I also teach New Media at an art college here in Maine. Thank the Holy Spirit we use Macs at the college. I do all of my own freelance stuff-DVD authoring, video post and web using a 450 Sawtooth and a 800 2x-these are fine...they work great...everything I want and more.Love my Xmas Tibook too!

But...??? Is this all there is???

Come on! I haven't slept for two days...crusing the rumor mills...a 1 gig machine? Oh boy (feign yawn.)

Time to go to sleep...I want funky, cool and wild...

Show it to me Steve!
 

Falleron

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Nov 22, 2001
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Originally posted by SPG
You're planning on waiting a year for an upgrade from a three year old machine? It'll be a four year old machine when you upgrade?
Proof that Apple's making some damn good product if it fulfills your needs for four years.
I use a PowerMac 8600 + PowerBook 1400 both of which run everything I need (apart from OSX)! They are at their end of life when it comes to speed though!
 

spuncan

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Jul 18, 2001
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My G3s ok

yeah weve had it since i think January 1998 we got a usb/firewire pci card in 2000 and we also bought a CD burner and a fw harddrive we run os 9.1. we tried X but its to slow so were back to 9.1 and its ok for general use but its getting old.
 

Falleron

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Nov 22, 2001
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Sure, but only adding 133Mhz in an update to a product line is not exactly mindblowing! I know I will be waiting unitl I get a real update to the powermac line.
 

SPG

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Jul 24, 2001
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In the shadow of the Space Needle.
Originally posted by agreenster
No one ever said they wouldnt be introducing 1gHz and up, by the way.

Plus, F/reW/re, if a Dual 800 doesnt already blow you away, then you probably arent really an Apple fan.
Doesn't mean we hate the product, we just want it to be even better. If being an Apple fan means loving anything Apple puts out than I am not a fan.
 

agreenster

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Dec 6, 2001
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Only 133mHz?

Whatchacallits (a few posts up) Powerbook 1400 is a 133mHz alone! Good grief. What do you want? I can see the headlines now!

APPLE TO RELEASE A 350gHz G7!

Man, let them make their computers with the quality they always have. The last thing I want is a shotty PC version of an Apple because they rushed to get the mHz up.
 

F/reW/re

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Dec 30, 2001
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Originally posted by agreenster
F/reW/re, if a Dual 800 doesnt already blow you away, then you probably arent really an Apple fan.
Why do Apple say: Get ready to be blown away?
How can I get ready to be blown away if I already should have been blown away?

A jump from 800 - 1000 MHz sure wont blow me away, like NOOO.

I`m a total macfan/apple fan, belive me, but I wont be impressed by a 1GHz G4.

[Edited by F/reW/re on 01-03-2002 at 03:36 PM]
 

agreenster

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And yes, Im a 3D Animator. I know all about 36 hour rendertimes. I know the math. But even Pixar has 90 hours of rendertime per frame. Computers arent godlike you know. You have to learn to take the good with the bad.