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Appleinsider reports that Apple has received new 90nm PowerPC shipments and seeded several test PowerMac units to partners.

The test models are reported to range from 2.2GHz to 2.6GHz.

Meanwhile, Appleinsider notes that Apple Display upgrades could be delayed by oversupply of current units.

Rumors of PowerMac revisions have come and gone over the past few months. Earlier reports have indicated that Apple has already outsourced work for promotional materials for the new machines... but due to the unsteady supply of 90nm chips has been unable to commit to a ship date.
 

MrSugar

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Appleinsider reports that Apple has received new 90nm PowerPC shipments and seeded several test PowerMac units to partners.

The test models are reported to range from 2.2GHz to 2.6GHz.

Meanwhile, Appleinsider notes that Apple Display upgrades could be delayed by oversupply of current units.

Rumors of PowerMac revisions have come and gone over the past few months. Earlier reports have indicated that Apple has already outsourced work for promotional materials for the new machines... but due to the unsteady supply of 90nm chips has been unable to commit to a ship date.
weee first post :)

This is good news to see that Apple is starting to get some constant chip supplies in, hopefully we will see them soon!
 
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Grimace

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No new Display for a while either...

"On a side note, sources speculate that the likelihood of new Apple Cinema displays seeing an introduced alongside the new Power Macs could be fading fast. Despite promotional efforts intended to help deplete the stock of current displays, inventory is still said to be heavy."
 
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J-Squire

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carletonmusic said:
Here come the "No 3GHz???" complaints.....

Was just about to post mine.......

I was REALLY hoping for 3GHz come WWDC. I am suprised that they have spent 12 months preparing for this Rev B and it will only be a 2.6GHz. I will just cling to the faint hope that they have only seeded these speeds in order to keep the cat in the bag
 
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BrianKonarsMac

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600 mhz increase! At least its not only 60mhz. :)
dont you mean 67 :D. here's hoping apple eventually get's their supplies together, overstocked items are no fun for anyone.
 
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iriejedi

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NO complaints here

carletonmusic said:
Here come the "No 3GHz???" complaints.....

Trust me I want to believe in Steve... after all he did promise 3 gig by June (or next WWDC) - but all I want is a rev B G5! I'll even take a 2.1 I accept that the new G5s are amazing... but the whole "I'm not buying a first gen thing for me is personal".

:p

Irie
 
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As with all news of this sort, yay for the good news, but it doesn't make you quite as happy as it would-reminds you that the news isn't good, except that it's the improvment of bad news previously. And, of course there will be complaints about 2.2-2.6 ghz, but I'm not too woried. About that- if those are the ones apple's been testing with, will they be putting slower ones in actual machines, or are they testing the technology and once they get to the machines, the chips will be faster, and we might have something more like 2.8 or *gasp* 3?
 
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ZildjianKX

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carletonmusic said:
Here come the "No 3GHz???" complaints.....

I don't think wanting a 3 GHz G5 is asking too much... I personally think they should be aiming for higher than 3 GHz for one year... just my $0.02.
 
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strangelogic

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easier to believe...

If the wait for the G5 xServe was less than 5-7 weeks - if they can't make them at 2 Gig in volume...
 
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windowsblowsass

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sweet steve will probably announce theese at wwdc shipping soon but hell announce 3s but their not gonna ship till august
 
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Vlade

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greenmonsterman said:
The 2.6's are just OC's 2ghz models... lol

No their not, the 2.0GHZ machines are over-clocked 1.8 machines (thats what IBM has specified them to work at), but the new chips are going to be rated at 2.6 from IBM.
 
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iriejedi

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Solution to display problem!

carletonmusic said:
No new Display for a while either...

Only 2/3rds way through my MBA but I can solve the display problem!

CUT THE DANG PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

My 55inch HDTV from Mitshubushi was less then a 23inch HD monitor.

No one doubts how amazing those Apple displays are but given the other flat panal options out there I have seen - for half the price you can get 90% as good a display. or multiple displays and look super geeky and still have cash for a new XBOX game. If they cut 50% off the price tag they would still be expensive but I bet they'd move from inventory!

Irie

PS - mentioning a microsoft product was my way of swearing in a public forum! But I did not want to offend! :rolleyes:
 
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keysersoze

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The entire AppleInsider Quote is:

"According to the source, all of the test models were equipped with dual processors ranging in speeds from 2.2GHz to 2.6GHz. The source, however, notes that there is no indication that configurations of the test units represent final specs for Power Macs that would be sent to production."

So 2.6 is not the definite "top"

So possible 3GHZ still on the horizon.
Also possible nothing on the horizon.
I'd place my bet on the former rather than the later.
 
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numediaman

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iriejedi said:
Only 2/3rds way through my MBA but I can solve the display problem!

CUT THE DANG PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

My 55inch HDTV from Mitshubushi was less then a 23inch HD monitor.

Unfortunately, what you are advocating is a "sales" strategy -- and Steve Jobs isn't one for sales strategies. Which is too bad really.

You won't sell displays if you aren't selling PowerMacs. The only other way is to get people to upgrade their current displays -- but you get into using price cuts as an incentive again (which exactly what should be done, of course).

I just wish Jobs were more aggressive. I understand their reluctance to cut margins -- but we are talking about products that are gathering dust on the shelves, right?
 
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ThomasJefferson

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Best part, my next mac is pr'olly an ibook for my presentations. About next year, when I think about a new desktop, that much anticipated monster on the mac-horizon will be mine.
 
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mgargan1

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remember last june when we all thought that the fastest g5 we would get was 1.6GHz? Well, Jobs suprised us and then gave us 2.0's... we did not expect that at all, we most of us didn't. So maybe Steve will suprise us, and give us 3.0's... and yes, the 2.0's are OC'd 1.8's. But just because it's OC'd does not mean that it's not stable. If IBM send apple unlocked mutipliers, then apple could OC the processors to their highest extent.
 
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