Are the rank titles gonna change now that Apple has moved to Intel?

dotdotdot

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jan 23, 2005
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the rankings (like 6502, 601, etc.) part of this PowerPC name thing, and the numbers are names for the processors?

If so, shouldn't there be NEW member names, like P4M or CM or Centrino, etc. but in number form?

Just wondering...
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
601 is the first ranking that is a PowerPC (and, AFAIK, the first PPC in a Mac)...the rankings are the historical sequence of chips that Apples used, but it actually stops well short of anything used by Apple today, let alone when Intel comes in, FWIW. At least, assuming there aren't hidden titles beyond 601. ;)
 

arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
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dotdotdot said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the rankings (like 6502, 601, etc.) part of this PowerPC name thing, and the numbers are names for the processors?

If so, shouldn't there be NEW member names, like P4M or CM or Centrino, etc. but in number form?

Just wondering...
It's been answered already... but the 6502 was the processor used in the Apple I. so, the names are historical.

arn
 

puckhead193

macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
9,210
432
NY
arn said:
It's been answered already... but the 6502 was the processor used in the Apple I. so, the names are historical.

arn
I thought the numbers were just random.... o well i guess you learn something new every day!!! :eek:
 

wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
16,570
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arn said:
It's been answered already... but the 6502 was the processor used in the Apple I. so, the names are historical.

arn
That is very interesting, I always wondered about the actual meaning of the rank numbers. Historical means a lot of sense. ;)
 

WinterMute

Moderator emeritus
Jan 19, 2003
4,715
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London, England
themacman said:
could someone please explain to me the whole name thing. I am a regular what would be next
Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts (with avatar)
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 2500 posts
etc....

Demi-gods/godesses and contributors have paid a subscription and their ranking is reflected as such.
 

ObsidianIce

macrumors 6502
Jun 1, 2004
288
4
Seventh Circle of Hell
WinterMute said:
Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts (with avatar)
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 2500 posts
etc....

Demi-gods/godesses and contributors have paid a subscription and their ranking is reflected as such.
Interesting..i had no idea...only another year till i hit memeber status it seems. Thanks for the info.

edit...how ironic...this post made me a member i think...
 

colocolo

macrumors 6502
Jan 17, 2002
443
4
Santiago, Chile
A little OT but had to ask... which Mac used the 68010 processor? I can't recall..

the 128k,512k,Plus and SE used the 68000, the Mac II that came out at the same time as the SE had a 68020 ... the Apple III had some modified 6502 on it IIRC

Either my memory is starting to play tricks on me or there was no Apple computer with a 68010 chip on it?

I know I could look this up, but I'd rather be enlightened by fellow Macrumor users
 

rainman::|:|

macrumors 603
Feb 2, 2002
5,438
2
iowa
IIRC the 68010 was a development chip that would have made it into a revised Plus except the 68020 came along and they scrapped the whole thing. it's been about a decade since i read that book so i might be wrong..
 

cubist

macrumors 68020
Jul 4, 2002
2,075
0
Muncie, Indiana
No, I had a 68010 machine, but it wasn't a Mac. BTW, can I stop being a "demi-god"? I thought that was supposed to expire after a year anyway. I'd like to have a processor ranking :cool:
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
10,091
21
UK
yeah, one of my friends had one in his amiga, was always gloating it was faster than my 68000 :mad:,

and thats the one thing that annoys me about contributing, i want to keep my processor rating god damn it