970 or 970fx?

MacTruck

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Picked up another G5 at apple store refurb. I have read that some of them came with the 970 and some with the 970fx. How do you find out on the computer what processor it is? Can it be found in system info?
 

eXan

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You could probably look in the System Profiler. I never owned a G5, so I cannot tell you more
 

Sun Baked

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Using the terminal type in...

ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

to get the PVR/PID value.

A CPU version of <003c0300> equates to PowerPc 970fx rev 3
A CPU version of <00390202> equates to PowerPc 970 rev 2.2

Don't know what the newer 2.3/2.5/2.7 show up as... :confused:

Edit - Use the Terminal, and just using ioreg -l will print everything out.
 

jared_kipe

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Sun Baked said:
Using the terminal type in...

ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

to get the PVR/PID value.

A CPU version of <003c0300> equates to PowerPc 970fx rev 3
A CPU version of <00390202> equates to PowerPc 970 rev 2.2

Don't know what the newer 2.3/2.5/2.7 show up as... :confused:

Edit - Use the Terminal, and just using ioreg -l will print everything out.
Didn't work for me.

EDIT: But in system profiler, CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2) which makes since as this was a first gen. dual 1.8 that I got after the WWDC 04 refreash.