jadam said:Crap, I really wanted a new powermac, but for the price of a 4400+ X2, a new mobo, and some ram, I can get much better performance for almost 1/3 the cost =(
MongoTheGeek said:Just wait til WWDC. I can feel it in my teeth...
It'll be sweet.
yeah, good job AMD! lets see what IBM has out there though (hopefully something good) but still doesnt run the worlds best OS~Shard~ said:Hats off to you AMD you deserve it! An amazing Engineering feat - way to teach Intel and IBM a lesson. After all, competition makes everyone stronger.
Yah, AMD may have the best CPU, but throw it in a Windows box and it loses some of its appeal if you ask me. I'll take OS X any day.PlaceofDis said:yeah, good job AMD! lets see what IBM has out there though (hopefully something good) but still doesnt run the worlds best OS
Sure, but if IBM/Apple had the fastest CPU I'm sure you'd be up for some bragging~Shard~ said:Some people can brag all they want about clock cycles, MHz, FSB speeds and all that, but to me, it isn't as relavant when talking about true performance.
Actually I'm not a Mac Zealot, so I probably wouldn't brag too much, although I know many people on this Forum who would do exactly what you just said. Also, personally, I'm not a power user, and don't need a system that powerful, so it isn't as big a deal to me as it might be to others...dubbz said:Sure, but if IBM/Apple had the fastest CPU I'm sure you'd be up for some bragging
It would run faster, no question, but the amount of RAM in the machine would probably have a greater impact on the performance of the OS than the clock speed.noel4r said:I agree with you, but imagine how much faster OS X would run w/ one of these.
I think they should try to get AMD to produce a PPC variant. that way there's no complex migrations, and Apple could get some serious speed going.Lacero said:Now if only Apple would produce OSX Tiger for AMD chips. OR better yet, sell Macintoshes with AMD chips, instead of licensing OSX to PC manufacturers.
So wait... these aren't really shipping yet? It's just a paper launch then? Hmm.. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple updated the G5 again by November.jiggie2g said:I will be getting a 4400+ myself as soon as they are avaliable(Oct-Nov '05).
I'd be totally stoked to see an Apple Mac based around an Athlon 64 X2. Would make for quite a nice replacement for my dual G4. It's true that MacOSX running on x86/AMD64 hardware doesn't have to mean licensing the OS out to PC makers (though I don't think that would actually be a bad thing either) -- Apple can make their own x86-based systems.Lacero said:Now if only Apple would produce OSX Tiger for AMD chips. OR better yet, sell Macintoshes with AMD chips, instead of licensing OSX to PC manufacturers.