2.6GHz PowerMac G5s at MacWorld SF 2004?

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Appleinsider claims that IBM is currently producing 90nm G5s in volume at speeds of 2GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz.

Apple is expected to announce these new G5 processors in speed bumped PowerMacs at the January according to one source at Appleinsider.

This would be consistent with previous rumors and whispers that the low-end PowerMac would become a single 2.0GHz G5.
 

Ja Di ksw

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Dual 2.6. Da**.


here's where people start complaining about how the dual 2.6's are sneaking into their houses and tinkering with the old dual 2's, making them "slow." Kinda cruel how Apple spends money giving them legs and programming them to do that.
 

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ok - so now I'm kinda glad we haven't ordered our G5 yet for the office - seems like January may be magic time after all :)

A dual 2.6 Ghz G5 would make quite a nice stocking stuffer :D
 

MacMarino

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Which are going to be duals?

So if the 2 Ghz is going to be a single proc. Which machines are going to have the duals? How much more expensive is it to have a second proc in the G5's? Will you be able to get a second proc. later on?
 

wymer100

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makes sense

This speedbump would make sense. Apple would need to get around 2.5GHz at this speedbump in order to get to 3GHz by next summer. Nice to know that IBM can successfully implement a fab process.

Perhaps a 2GHz 970 at 90nm is needed for the xserve update. Would be pretty sweet as a dual 2GHz in a 1U rig. They would fly off the shelves (until they got installed, of course!) :p

Now, if only they had this sort of good news about the 980 development.
 

MattG

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Hopefully this means they'll drop the 1.6 and 1.8 completely, and make the Dual 2.0ghz the *ahem* "low-end" model, dropping it's price significantly. Then I may be forced to buy one.
 

mikeyredk

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that would mean
imac lineup(old 130nm processors)
1.6 g5 15"
1.8 g5 17"
2.0 g5 20"

emac
1.25 g4
1.33 g4


ibook
1.25 g4
1.33 g4

powermac
all duals
2.2 g5 dual
2.4 g5 dual
3.6 g5 dual

powerbook(edit: clarify new 90nm processor)
2.0 g5
with diffrent flavors of screen sizes and video cards
 

brhmac

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Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

BOR-ING!

2.6 GHz?

Dell is putting 2.8 GHz in laptops. And at a thousand bucks. Apple can't even do it for 3 grand.
 

JoeRadar

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Re: 2.6GHz PowerMac G5s at MacWorld SF 2004?

Originally posted by Macrumors
Appleinsider claims that IBM is currently producing 90nm G5s in volume at speeds of 2GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz.
Probably not that unreasonable. At WWDC 03 Jobs claimed the G5 would hit 3 GHz in about a year.

Roughly a half year later, and 2.6 GHz gets us about half way to 3 GHz.
 

mikeyredk

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Re: Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

Originally posted by brhmac
BOR-ING!

2.6 GHz?

Dell is putting 2.8 GHz in laptops. And at a thousand bucks. Apple can't even do it for 3 grand.

Yawn actually your making me sleepy
 

GregGomer

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Now, lets work on the price

There is nothing speed wise to hold people back from buying a new G5. So the only hold up would be one of two things, price, and room for more storage etc.

Lets hope that now they can strat to drop the pricing some, especially since from what I understand, the G5 chip is cheaper to make then the G4 do to IBM's new plant and process. I.e. Motorolla had to throw so many away from each batch, it drove costs up a lot.

Anyhoo, cheap G5's, Apple couldn't keep up with it. Hopefully we'll get to that point sooner then later.
 

iShater

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They will not do all of that.

With the way Apple works, I doubt we will see the top of the line machine sporting 2.6 GHz chips. They will do what they have always done, up the top of the line and trickle the chips down.

So we might see 2.2GHz top of the line, 2.0Ghz Mid range, 1.8 entry level.
 

LimeLite

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Re: Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

Originally posted by brhmac
BOR-ING!

2.6 GHz?

Dell is putting 2.8 GHz in laptops. And at a thousand bucks. Apple can't even do it for 3 grand.
riiiiight. compare a 2.6Ghz 64-bit PowerPC processor to the 2.8GHz Intel chip that Dell is using. I'm sure they're very similar.
 
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