7448 in Powerbook - when?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ajwitte, May 3, 2005.

  1. ajwitte macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Since the G5 will likely not be in PowerBooks any time soon, and Freescale won't be sampling dual-core G4s until next year, the Freescale 7448 @ 1.8GHz/200MHz bus seems like a good bet for the next PowerBook revision.

    Do you agree?
    If so, when will this happen? (By September? This year?)

    By the way, does anyone know whether the 7448 takes full advantage of DDR RAM?
  2. Electric Monk macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2005
    7448 has been sampling during the first half of the year and could be in production… While, anytime now. So Apple could conceivably use this in the next update.

    Like the 7447a/b models it will not be able to make full use of the DDR RAM, but the 200 MHz bus means that Apple will be using DDR-400, replacing the DDR-333 (PC-2700) RAM currently used. Still not at full speed of course since the 200 MHz bus remains way too slow.

    Oh, and Freescale are indeed sampling the e600 during the second half of the year. Whether or not that includes dual core models is something else, but even the base e600 specs with a single core are far better then the current G4e architecture.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    With Motorola, usually the new chips were about 30 days away from the Macs when the Qualification Reports were published.

    Freescale is clamping down quite a bit more on these leaks, and is slower at releasing info on the website. :(

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