New IBM Processors - Steve should have waited.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wasimyaqoob, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Well the problem is that this chips a year away, so converting a line, Apple would have waited a year before these chips shipped, at least. Plus as pointed out this is a "high-end server market" chip, so only the PowerMacs and xserves would have gotten these, and we would still have G4s for laptops, it wouldn't be pretty.

    some more talk on this thread probably
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    If they used it, they'd have to double the price of systems to support it, as well as increase the size of the cabinet and ventilation and power requirements.

    If Apple started selling machines to support thousands of users, they should use the Power 6 series.
  4. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    I hate to burst your bubble however the good old IBM processors have had their days of glory, well for desktop computers at least. The Power6 plus the Cell processor on paper look very cool, but you have to factor in that they are largely untested in a consumer enviroment and I don't think even Apple would put something of that sort in a Mac for all us dumb bunnies to be the control group.

    The future of desktop processor I have to say belong to AMD, Intel and to a lesser extent VIA. Power6 you might see in high end servers, plus consider the Power6 looks like it's going after the Silicon Graphic and Sun Box server markets which doesn't really effect Apple in the first place.

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