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Apple Xserve 2.3GHz Graphics Mistake?

macMaestro

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Sep 14, 2003
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Unsure what to make of this. One thing pops up in mind: not easy to make such a mistake (edit: if it is a mistaken image - easy enough if Apple has a 2.3 Ghz XServe pending anouncment).

The graphic:
 

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Mr.Hey

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2002
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This replaces the front page....is this the canadians version of 404 page not found? ;)

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
 
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backspinner

macrumors 6502a
Apr 29, 2002
548
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Eindhoven
It could be just a silly typing error, but the 0 is not close to the 3 key on the top row number, not on a laptop "function keypad" and not on the separate block on the right of normal keyboards. But it is near the . on this block, and maybe they just slipped somewhere in between.

But why would Canada have other images than the other english speaking countries? No they do not need that. It's just a mistake in linking the correct files or uploading them to Akamai. And that means that they created this image on purpose.

The names of the images differ as well: promoxserve01062004 is the 2.3 and xserveg5_01062004 is the 2.0.
 
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jrv3034

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Oct 23, 2002
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Who wants to bet that in a few weeks we'll get Dual 2.3 GHz Power Macs?

Here's hoping... That was one WEAK Macworld:(
 
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ITR 81

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Oct 24, 2003
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More then likely it means a 2.3 will be appearing in the PM's soon. Or it could mean a 2.3 upgrade in about 3 months?
 
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panphage

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Jul 1, 2003
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Originally posted by ITR 81
More then likely it means a 2.3 will be appearing in the PM's soon. Or it could mean a 2.3 upgrade in about 3 months?

Well, the pic is an advert for the Xserve, so I don't see how it could mean speed bumped towers.
 
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joelc

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Apr 15, 2003
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CA
Originally posted by panphage
Well, the pic is an advert for the Xserve, so I don't see how it could mean speed bumped towers.

Well, it could be the result of a misunderstanding:

"Hey John, I'm making a graphic. What's the speed of those G5 processors?"
"The ones coming out soon? 2.3 GHz."

Or just some silly mistake that means nothing. I'd bet on that. I hope so, in fact. I'd rather see the rumored 2.6 GHz powermacs instead of a 2.3!
 
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Niknar

macrumors member
Feb 8, 2003
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Scotland
Well I think it was just a simple mistake.

This is the one on the UK site.

You can see it is different from the US one because it has "2Ghz" instead of "2.0Ghz" as in the US version. That is the only difference.

So if you are some sad guy making individual images for different country then you are bound to make a mistake along the way. Seems like a waste seeing as all the english ones would be the same I would have thought.

Anyway I want a 2.6Ghz in the next powermac (I laugh at people who thought a new powermac would be at macworld :) silly).
 
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Dippo

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Sep 27, 2003
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The person who was making the graphic could have had advanced knowledge of the upgrades and subconsciously made the graphic with the faster speeds.

I don't think that Apple would make 2 different graphic for the US and Canada websites. I think that the webmaster accidently just posted the wrong image, which means upgrades are in the future.
 
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barkmonster

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Dec 3, 2001
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Lancashire
Getting ahead for April fools day perhaps?

GEEK ALERT!!!!!

How can the speed of any G5 possibly be anything other than a multiple of 200MHz?

The G5s are currently 200Mhz apart, that suggests a limitation based on multipliers to me or they might have cut things a bit finer, 1.5, dual 1.8 and dual 2Ghz powermacs instead of the current line up would have made the top 2 models look even more appealing.

The FSB is always 1 quarter of the clockspeed x 2 on the G5

Previous PowerPC lines have been limited by the FSB and multiplier increases in .5 increments. I image there's something similar with the G5

Currently we have :

1.6Ghz with 400Mhz x 2 FSB
1.8Ghz with 450Mhz x 2 FSB
2Ghz with 500Mhz x 2 FSB

for a 2.3 Ghz part to exist are we to assume IBM have a part with specs like this :

2.3Ghz with 575Mhz x 2 FSB?

I think it's more than likely we're looking at 200Mhz increments as of now.

I'd hate to be the guy who made that graphic right now!! :D :p
 
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spencecb

macrumors 6502a
Nov 20, 2003
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um, the front side bus is simply running 1/2 the processor speed...its not a quarter of the processor, x2...simply 1/2 the speed.
 
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Nebrie

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Jan 5, 2002
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Maybe they'll debut when the new Powermacs come out in a month. Until then they decided to hold back on it and hand out the first few thousand to supercomputer xserve clusters
 
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true777

macrumors 6502a
Dec 30, 2000
659
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California, Austria, Arkansas
Maybe the 2.3 ones were the ones they tested in Oct (or whenever that was) and didn't find satisfactory, so they went back to a "safe" 2.0 to avoid heat issues, etc? Remember when G5 XServes were "imminent" but were pulled at the last minute due to unsatisfactory testing results? Could have been those.
 
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jettredmont

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Jul 25, 2002
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Originally posted by backspinner
The names of the images differ as well: promoxserve01062004 is the 2.3 and xserveg5_01062004 is the 2.0.

That's one hell of a promo ... "15% more performance, limited time only!"
 
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dho

macrumors 6502
Sep 7, 2003
279
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California
Re: Getting ahead for April fools day perhaps?

Originally posted by barkmonster
GEEK ALERT!!!!!

...

The FSB is always 1 quarter of the clockspeed x 2 on the G5


or it may be simpler to say one half :)

1/4 X 2x = 1/2x

your way made it sound more complex and geeky I most award you that.

I am a HIghschool freshmen, How old are you ;)
 
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ClimbingTheLog

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May 21, 2003
633
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Apple loves to surprise

Sorry, we announced 2.0, but by time they were ready to ship we didn't want to do less than 2.3. Hope you don't mind.

How cheeky, and very Apple.
 
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joelypolly

macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2003
432
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Bay Area
there could be 2.3Ghz avaliable

I noticed that on some tool tips (when you stop your most over some pictures a message pops up) it also said 2.3ghz so i am guess they do have 2.3 avaliable but just not for the xserve (PM maybe???;) ). BTW i think they fixed that now
 
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joelc

macrumors member
Apr 15, 2003
52
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CA
Re: there could be 2.3Ghz avaliable

Originally posted by joelypolly
I noticed that on some tool tips (when you stop your most over some pictures a message pops up) it also said 2.3ghz so i am guess they do have 2.3 avaliable but just not for the xserve (PM maybe???;) ). BTW i think they fixed that now

Link for the other 2.3 references?
 
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joelypolly

macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2003
432
50
Bay Area
Re: Re: there could be 2.3Ghz avaliable

Originally posted by joelc
Link for the other 2.3 references?

LIke i said its been fix now. but was around 26hours ago on the apple au website. at the time i thought it was just a typo
 
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iAtom

macrumors member
Dec 5, 2003
62
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Massachusetts, US
maybe the configurations will be:

Low-end - dual 2.0 ghz
middle - dual 2.3 ghz
high-end - dual 2.6 ghz

That seems to make sense because they will probably do the same interval but I doubt they will make 1.7 ghz.

edit: I'm talking about powermacs btw
 
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