Latest iMacs still using Agere FW chipsets??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macattackamac, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. macattackamac macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2008
    i asked to another thread and got this reply. why didn't they put the bit more expensive Texas Instruments one?? that one would be compatible with 99.9% of FW outboard gear.
    I heard the worst about Agere chipsets. and that they're not compatible with lots of professional audio-interfaces (e.g. RME/MOTU). I use the RME Fireface400 and am really concerned about it, as i already ordered the 24" 3.06ghz iMac..

    some light on this please?
  2. D4F Guest


    Sep 18, 2007
    Planet Earth

    I don't know but keep us posted once your arrives.
    I'm interested in your theory.
  3. macattackamac thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2008
    sure thing, i'll just have to wait til 13-14 of the month. so if anyone has it before, i'd like to know! there is a kind of a solution, daisy-chaining that is, but i want my machine to work flawlessly, without other things interfering in the middle to make it work.
    many others faced that problem before, with the agere chipsets, have a look here:

    i also get annoyed that none of the 2 companies are doing something for the problem to be solved!!! :mad:

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