G6 Rumors

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    MacBidouille claims the 980 is coming. Based on the Power5, with 3 Altivec units, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyperthreading, and are currently under testing. Supposedly, a significant performance increase over the G5.
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Page 2'd because:

    - Not really that much new info. Basically similar to previous rumors floating around. Some claims of crazy performance, but hard to pin down.

    - MacBidouille has been inconsistent.
  3. Exlaxxboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2002
    wait.. I am confused...

    is the Power PC 970 the same thing as the Power5 and are they the same as the G5? :confused:
  4. NNO-Stephen macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    MY GOD!!!!

    I'm waiting on the G6. G5, I hardly knew ye.
  5. NNO-Stephen macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Re: wait.. I am confused...

    no, 970 is based on the Power 4 and the Power 5 is the successor to the Power 4... :D 980 is based on Power 5 apparently.
  6. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    The PowerPC 970 = G5
    PowerPC 970 is based on the Power4 processor.

    Power5 is the next chip after the Power4.
    There is a rumored chip called the PowerPC 980 which is based on the Power5.

  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I don't know...I remember when the G4 first came out there were rumors that Motorola was aggressively in works with the G5 that would be out a year later and be four times more powerful with multiple cores, etc. It's been a few years and Motorola, well, all I can do is shake my head in disappointment. I know IBM seems to be much more reliable and capable, but these rumors just to be deja vu all over again.
  8. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Don't you have to have a Power5 first, before you can have the 980?

    Which came first, the Power5 or the 980...

    If Macbioudulle (or whatever the heck they are) is right, we may never know...
  9. NNO-Stephen macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I think I read somewhere that the 980 was developed simultaneously with the POWER 5 unlike the Power4.
  10. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    At least IBM is doing more than Motorola. If this is true, this is good news. By next summer we could see G5 imacs and G6 powermacs. Maybe...
  11. DeusOmnis macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I have a feeling that we're going to be seeing the G6 pretty quick. IBM is kicking ass and they want to keep up the momentum. The new facility that they have makes it easy, for them at least, to make new chips asap =D
  12. Skandranon macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2002
    North Carolina
    Can't believe it.

    It's amazing that people are already looking for the G6 when the G5 hasn't even hit the shelves yet.... I guess we can come back to this topic when it's relevant in 2-3 years.

  13. utilizer macrumors regular

    May 12, 2002
    In Atlanta!
    Even better news for my situation

    I'd say the best thing for me to do is to get the revision B of the 17 in. PowerBook (PLEASE, make it duals Apple!), then a dual G5 XServe, and finally, a G6 workstation, but I'll definitely get one if they do indeed reach 3 Ghz by mid-2004.
  14. Wonder Boy macrumors 6502a

    Wonder Boy

    Feb 18, 2003
    South Windsor, CT
    Leave arn alone. he does a great job.
  15. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2003
    you wish
    When introducing the Power Mac G5 Apple did a video featuring Ive, Schiller and some chap from IBM amongst other people. He claimed that the new factory (Fishkill) was the most advanced of its kind and that they are already working on the next generation PowerPC chip. Wether he refers to the G5 replacement (G6) or the next generation G5 I don´t know, but it sure seems they´ve got great momentum!

    It makes my tummy tickle.
  16. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    I, also, recall reading that the PPC980 was being developed in parallel with the Power5. So, having a G6 by next year is not inconceivable. And, it would start the PPC chips back onto their march to being the best desktop chip available.

    However, all of that being said, I'd find it much more likely that the G6 will be announced more like eighteen months later. Like, around Christmas '04, or Jan '05. 'Til then, I think the new G5s are fine looking machines...

    (I only wish that I could justify buying one...)
  17. BenRoethig macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
    I think the 980 may also be referred to as a G5.
  18. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    Hold off buying that G5 PowerMac

    That does it. Why buy a G5 PowerMac when we have the G6 PowerMac to look forward to?

    Just kidding. It looks like the days of GHz envy are over.

    If the 980 goes into Xserves and PowerMacs then chances are 970s will go into iMacs and eMacs.

    With Apple sticking to dual-processor designs why don't they request from IBM a G6 with a dual core CPU? I am sure the cost of such a thing would be less than the purchase of two CPUs per PowerMac and the speed improvement would be felt across the entire line. Then again, maybe I am underestimating the effectiveness of a single CPU G5 PowerMac. If only I could see one with my own eyes...
  19. loicl macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2002
    france (orsay)
    for sure

    I dont think the story of apple would stop with the G5. It's natural for them to prepare an after G5 since like all processors the G5 wont improve for the rest of the time. Be sure that there will be something else after. That s the law.

    Remember what engeneer learn in school "it takes minimal two years of work to integrate a new idea" so it's normal for apple to "work" on it. It will be serious enough when you ll will read "apple is planning to release or G6 prototype are up"
  20. macnews macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2003
    Ok, what about the rumors of G5 delays due to production problems? If they are having issues rolling out the G5 in quantity (rumor, not fact) then how the hell could the G6 be even close to being released next year? Sure, they might be "working" on it but shipping next year - doubt it.

    I hope I am wrong but wow, only a year to ship out G5's to get a good ROI?
  21. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    During the WWDC keynote both Apple and IBM were very optimistic. Jobs claimed 3 GHz within 12 months, and IBM said they have a roadmap that would knock your socks off. Also in the promo video for the G5, IBM is claiming to already have prototypes of the next generation PPC, probably what will be called the G6 by Apple.

    Motorolla had a G5 prepared for production, but they never got it out the door. They failed miserably, and that's what we all have been complaining about tor the last two to three years.

    I have more faith in IBM to deliver the goods.
  22. herr_neumann macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2003
    Roseville, Ca
    That is cuz IBM kicks ARSE!!!

  23. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    MacB is inconsistent??

    NO WAY!!!

    The dudes were DEAD ON about the G5!
  24. visor macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2003
    in bed
    Where's the news?

    Even Steve Jobs and Dr.IBM vice president announced 3 Ghz Processors and the next generaton on the WWDC within 12 month of of the G5.
    Now - the G5 is not beeing delivered yet - so that 's another 12 Month+ delay

    According to Murphy, we should be getting 4 GHZ Machines in only 18 Month - so there's nothing notable in this 'rumour'
  25. pretentious macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2002
    Not exactly, from the WWDC Wrapup

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