New Powermac G4 or the new Powermac G5???

imamacguy17

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Apr 29, 2002
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Major Heat Sink. Major Ventilation. This is the last machine before the G5. Time line. October IBM Demenstrates "new" chip. Anounces production and delievery schedule for January. MWSF we see the G5 Powermacs. The high end board (1.25) will be the new board. Just implant the new chip and we have a G5. No other explanation for it.
 

vniow

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Jul 18, 2002
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I accidentally my whole location.
It seems like Apple is getting serious about performance and less about pretty computers. The new Powermac's design is not for style, but for speed. The logic board is flipped around for the PCI slots to be on the top and the processors to be on the bottom so that giant heatsink and fan can pass air through front to back. That's also why the optical drives are in the middle. If you have your PCI slots full and a giant heatsink on the bottom, then there's no other place to put them, although that faceplate does look tacky.
Anywayz, If the reports are true that the 1.25 is just an overclocked 1ghz and it's just a DDR hack, you can assume that this isn't going to be like this for very long. The customers wil realize that this is just an overclocker's version of the past G4 and they won't be impressed. No, Apple is preparing for something bigger. They've started becoming more agressive lately with the Xserve, the switch ads and the industrial looks of the new Powermac. Apple is going through a change and we can expect big things soon.
 

funkywhat2

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Jul 14, 2002
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Originally posted by edvniow
It seems like Apple is getting serious about performance and less about pretty computers. The new Powermac's design is not for style, but for speed. The logic board is flipped around for the PCI slots to be on the top and the processors to be on the bottom so that giant heatsink and fan can pass air through front to back. That's also why the optical drives are in the middle. If you have your PCI slots full and a giant heatsink on the bottom, then there's no other place to put them, although that faceplate does look tacky.
Anywayz, If the reports are true that the 1.25 is just an overclocked 1ghz and it's just a DDR hack, you can assume that this isn't going to be like this for very long. The customers wil realize that this is just an overclocker's version of the past G4 and they won't be impressed. No, Apple is preparing for something bigger. They've started becoming more agressive lately with the Xserve, the switch ads and the industrial looks of the new Powermac. Apple is going through a change and we can expect big things soon.
once again, i have to agree with you. apple's already risking a major loss of creadability with this stunt, and if they don't correct it soon, their customers are gonna flip. but then again, they could just wait for the new processor.
 
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