I know it is impossible to predict but where do you see Macs in the summer of 2008. I am extremely interested in the iBook line and how fast they will be then. I also would like to see what our members think for all of the lines.
Raven VII said:If you're already anticipating buying an iBook in 2008, you're NUTS!
If I buy a new computer this year, the next computer I buy will probably be in or before 2008, for chrissakes.
i book will have a 2.0 ghz g5 processor and a radeon 9800 128 mb cardrtdgoldfish said:I'm waiting on a G8 with wireless firewire for my 500 gig iPod. And maybe a wireless connection for the dual 75" HD Cinema Displays.
powermacs will run at 4.0 ghz with 2 ghz FSBhjhhjh said:i book will have a 2.0 ghz g5 processor and a radeon 9800 128 mb card
powerbook will have 2.7 ghz g5 with radeon m550 256 mb video cards
and powermacs will have quad core dual processing G5 - 2 , processors with up to 32 gb ram, and a 512 mb vid card standard, and 1024 mb vid card at max
ipod will be .. yes a sad .. 120 gb HD, but with video capabilities, with wi fi, and blutooth connectablity aswell as fire wier 800 base, no more 400
Doubtful. We are about to hit the wall in terms of clock speed. Think dual and quad core CPU. Its going to be about multiprocessing and threading in the next half of this decade. We ARE going to hit a wall by 2008. Even the rudiments of nanotech isnt going to help us long-term. Computer Science as we know it is about to take a major 90* shift. Seriously I would not be surprised to see research in bioelectronics start to seriously take of in the next 5 years. Imagine biological CPUs. CPUs that can literally reconfigure themselves with a set of program instructions. Right now you get software updates across the web. Its not inconceivable that in the future you might get a new CPU configuration from Apple across that same line. There is some scary **** coming down the pike. Prob not in 4 year time frame that this thread is talking about but its very possible in the 10 year time frame. 2020 is going to be one ****ed up place and not because Im going to be 44 years old. Oh god I've got wrinkles and I'm having batter control problems!!!hjhhjh said:powermacs will run at 4.0 ghz with 2 ghz FSB
Ahh yes grasshopper but even many drops of water can form an ocean.Mechcozmo said:Liquid cooling is not needed since someone realized its easier to add a lot of cores running @ 2MHz than have one big one running @ 200 MHz.
I don't thinks so. There is no advantage to this. GPUs are already more parallel than this (16 pixel pipelines for top of the range GeForce desktop cards at the moment). Having dual cores would not help to the same extent that doubling the number of pipelines in a single core would.SiliconAddict said:-GPUs in both the desktop and laptop line will contain dual cores as well.
Does this mean pancakes are going to be difficult for you in the future, or does this refer to problems out on the baseball diamond or the bedroom?SiliconAddict said:... and I'm having batter control problems!!! ...
Something as good as human eye sight.jlewis2k1 said:hmm something just came to mind. Now that we have HD technology whats after HD? I have thought about maybe seeing some holographic things happening. nothing to big just like an introduction to it. anything is possible these days and in the future.
Would wireless firewire be much faster than BT? I hope.kontra said:Speaking of wireless firewire, where is it? I remember hearing about this over a year ago and since then there has been nothing. Has bluetooth taken the attention or is it just further off then I'm expecting?