Ibm 750gx

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Wyrm, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Wyrm macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2003
    Toekeeyoe, Japan
    A quick forum search didn't turn anything up, so here is the 750GX from IBM. Sampling now, shipping in December... so quite possible that new iBooks are around the end of the year, to early next year. Last update was April 22nd (

    It has the exact same pinout, voltages as the current IBM G3 750FX, so it might be in the upgrade market sooner?

    Speeds up to 1.1Ghz
    1MB L2 Cache
    Bus speed up to 200Mhz
    51.9mm^2 die size
    < 8.0 W @ 1 GHz, 1.45 V


  2. Pete_Hoover macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2003
    Hopefully the iBooks will get a new revision soon. This chip seems pretty capable. Hopefully this will go into the new iBook, along with a superdrive. Keep the same price scheme and I'll buy it.
  3. macphoria macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2002
    Is there 750gx vs 750fx comparison? What is the advantage of 750gx over 750fx besides 1mb L2 cache? I read that 750fx is already 1ghz capable.

    I want to see iBook with SuperDrive too. But I heard 2 main arguments that it won't happen.

    1) G3 without AltiVec is not fast enough to encode mpeg.
    2) Apple wants people to shell out more dough for SuperDrive, meaning they want people to buy PowerBook instead.

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