Mac G6 anytime soon?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bruiser05, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Bruiser05 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know, if or when Apple is going to come out with a Mac G6 or something similar? Does anyone think that they are just going to continue to revise the G5? I've been waiting to finally upgrade my G4 that I got in '99 and hope that this will finally happen.
    Thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Umm...Apple has moved away from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.
     
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Apple isn't going to do either one. They have ditched PowerPC processors altogether in favor of Intel. So no more G5 or G6 or anything else G-related
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say never.

    Just a guess :D
     
  5. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    He's pulling your chain. Apple has made a switch to intel chips, G5 was the last Power PC chip.

    http://www.everymac.com/index.html

    this website gives you a pretty good breakdown of what the current/previous models are. As does apple.com

    Keep in mind that the PowerMac is now the Mac Pro, the Powerbook is the Macbook Pro, etc.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    At the extreme risk of sounding gullible (I just woke up), There is and will never will be any future "G" series development on Apple's part. There hasn't even been a G5 line of Macs for quite a while now. That's the Motorola line of processors, and unless you've been in a cave for the last couple years, Apple is now entirely & exclusively Intel-based, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
     
  7. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Um. No?

    Yea, G5 is done with, there will never ever be a "G6."

    Using Intel now. Where have you been?
     
  8. Bruiser05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand the naming issues of the G series, but I was really referring to the question of whether or not Apple was going to release a completely new MacPro computer or just continue to update the current style/model?
     
  9. lofight macrumors 68000

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    i thought he was talking about the imac G4.
     
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Apple already dumped the G5; the Xeon found in the Mac Pro is the replacement, so it's already the equivilant of a "G6".

    There will never be a G6, Apple has dropped the PowerPC processors.
     
  11. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    lol, no one knows for sure but the macpro is due for an update very, very, soon. so wait a little and buy after this update.
     
  12. Bruiser05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Different body style perhaps?

    Thanks for all of the comments. Also, what about a new HD screen for the computer?
     
  13. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Aesthetics are really not very important for a tower, and the Mac Pro is completely re-engineered inside. The guts of the machine really don't resemble that PowerMac G5 at all. The Mac Pro will continue to get updates, and it might get a new case design soon, but there's no reason to believe that it's going to be re-engineered again any time soon.
     
  14. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    This had been proposed in the past, but the rumors have died down, however I think a parts upgrade is more likely. Either way, with it so close it's def worth waiting for.
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    You'd have to give us more info about what you're looking for
     
  16. Bruiser05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Basically, I've been a long time apple user and have been waiting for a long time to buy a new mac. I'm a graphic designer and love the power of a desktop computer. Until I can't afford both a laptop and desktop. At my last job, I was fortunate to work on an Intel G5. Since I left and went freelance, my G4 works fine, but it is slow and I want something new. I'm not as technical with the terms for whats in the computers, but I would like to get the latest and greatest. I just wasn't sure if there was something entirely new on the horizon.
     
  17. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I think you know this already, but if so you need to implement the knowledge: To avoid any more unnecessary comments and confusion by the general forum population, let's set one thing entirely clear. There is no such thing as an Intel G5. "G5" is a processor, not a type of computer. The PowerMac is a type of computer that at one point used a G5 processor. The Mac Pro is a replacement for the PowerMac, and it has never used a G5 processor. Saying "an Intel G5" is basically the same as saying "an IBM Mac," which I'm sure you wouldn't do.
     
  18. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Separate from the amount of time since the last Mac Pro update, there's nothing to indicate one is coming. Currently the latest and greatest is the 3ghz octo-core version of the Mac Pro.
     
  19. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    I think Bruiser may be getting a bit anxious about Power because of things like this...

    "The Power6 processor, unveiled at an event on May 21 in London, is a dual-core chip with a top clock speed of 4.7GHz. The new chip also includes 8MB of L2 cache and an internal bandwidth of 300GB per second."

    It's too bad that:
    1) This chip will never be put into a MacPro.
    2) It will be a long time before a MacPro will be this fast.

    The fastest Intel chips can only dream of the same performance the Power6 is capable of.

    This really puts things in perspective for me. :D
     
  20. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Please, please, please, please...... Tell me you're joking or just messing with us....

    www.apple.com/macpro

    Unless you're back from the dead or just really ignorant about Apple's computer lineup, I really hope you're just trolling...

    ~Crawn
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The naming of Apple's professional tower was never in line with a design, it was named after the processor. The current tower is not a G5 because it doesn't have the G5 processor in it. It looks like the old G5 but is not called a G5.

    You can't be using an Intel G5. The G5 is not the tower's design, it was the processor inside it.
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The G naming scheme was to transition away from the silly CPU naming scheme of old -- because it was confusing for the consumer, and IBM and Motorola used different PowerPC CPU numbers.

    Don't worry IBM/Freescale/Motorola are gone along with the PowerPC CPUs -- and the G-numbering scheme.

    Unfortunately we do have Intel and another batch of silly names for both chipsets and CPUs -- which will confuse you.

    So a little reasearch is once again required, instead of buying the G-model with the faster clock rate.
     
  23. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Of course that chip is probably like the G5 where it runs too hot to be in a normal desktop or notebook, and uses a lot of power compared to intel chips or earlier PPC chips.
     
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    Mine is still running.
     

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