G5 processor upgrades

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lisius_kent, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. lisius_kent macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2004
    Bend, Oregon
    Does anyone think that in the future there will be processor upgrades for the Power Mac G5 like there is today for various older Powermacs? Is the Power Mc G5 capable of accepting faster procs?
  2. macmanmatty macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005

    Yes, If someone is willing to make them long live PPC I may never have to switch to intel
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    In the future we should see G5 CPU upgrades- 5GHz triple-core ones at that ;)
  4. supergod macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    I sure hope so. I also hope that single cpu processors will still be common in the next couple of years. I would love to be able to upgrade my 1.6ghz G5 Power Mac once before I finally have to switch over to Intel with my next box. I doubt it will be anything special though.
  5. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    I remember reading about one guy who bought G5 parts off of eBay and built his own. He used a motherboard from a 1.6 gHz G5 and placed a 1.8 gHz processor in it. Because of the different bus speeds between the mb and processor, the system clocked its self back to like 1.3 gHz.

    Here is the link: http://www.warbirds-pilots.com/offi/g5/news.html

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