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tveric

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2003
400
0
Wow, a new PowerMac is coming soon after a year of no updates? What a shock.

I'd be impressed with this "rumor" if there were some details.
 

iriejedi

macrumors 6502a
Oct 4, 2000
820
120
Nor Cal
New Models?

:eek: When did people start speculating about an upgrade? The G5's just came out!

I must have missed something! :p


tveric said:
Wow, a new PowerMac is coming soon after a year of no updates? What a shock.

I'd be impressed with this "rumor" if there were some details.
 

Steven1621

macrumors 6502a
Apr 10, 2003
796
0
Connecticut
PM updates aren't much of a suprise. The question should be what will be contained in them. Will we see the G5 hit 3Ghz? Dual Layer DVD Burners? More than 256 MB of RAM standard on the slowest PM?
 

Mudbug

Administrator emeritus
Jun 28, 2002
3,848
1
North Central Colorado
the rumor part of this is....

not only is it listed as a new model, it's in /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMacRISC4PE.kext/ - which the funny part of is the 4PE, meaning, if I understand this right, a 4 processor usage. That could be quite interesting...

This rumor also popped up at Macbidouille, where their author suggested it may be a G5 imac instead of a PowerMac.
 

nsb3000

macrumors 6502
Jun 17, 2003
275
0
Boston, MA
Macrumors said:
As noted in several places on the internet (Thread, Thread), there appears to be a PowerMac model listed in Mac OS X 10.3.4.

The new machine is listed as "PowerMac 8,1" and is found in the Info.plist file in the system's extensions directory.

This model was reportedly not found in Mac OS X 10.3.3..

Didn’t people same the same thing when 10.3.3 came out?

Does this really mean anything?
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
10,091
23
UK
Mudbug said:
not only is it listed as a new model, it's in /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMacRISC4PE.kext/ - which the funny part of is the 4PE, meaning, if I understand this right, a 4 processor usage. That could be quite interesting...

This rumor also popped up at Macbidouille, where their author suggested it may be a G5 imac instead of a PowerMac.

excellent


would that mean they would have numa support?
 

bathysphere

macrumors member
Oct 31, 2003
70
0
while we are all fairly certain that new g5's are on the way, this is intersting because it probably means instant or almost instant availability upon announcement, due to it being noted in 10.3.4, which likely won't have a lifespan more than 2 months or so.
 

sinisterdesign

macrumors 6502
Dec 10, 2003
422
3
atlanta
Macrumors said:
The new machine is listed as "PowerMac 8,1"...

sweet! a G8 PowerMac!! or does that mean it's running at 8.1GHz?? or does that just mean it's a slow rumors day? ;)

oh well, more things to speculate before WWDC...
 

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
24,698
622
Location Location Location
eyeluvmyimac said:
anyone know the number for the current dual 2ghz powermac if this "new one" is 8.1?

Good question. I was wondering the same thing.

Mudbug said:
not only is it listed as a new model, it's in /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMacRISC4PE.kext/ - which the funny part of is the 4PE, meaning, if I understand this right, a 4 processor usage. That could be quite interesting...

This rumor also popped up at Macbidouille, where their author suggested it may be a G5 imac instead of a PowerMac.

They're going to release a 4 processor iMac!! :eek:

:p

This is the biggest non-event ever! Like I always say, updated G5 rumours aren't rumours. They're inevitabilities.
 

Windowlicker

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2003
713
1
Finland
yeah not a surprise.. now how long is it gonna take till we know the specs? a couple of hours before the keynote or a couple of days before? i'm guessing rather the first one. let's hope those kickass specs posted here a while back are true :))
 

klaus

macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2004
796
0
Belgium
A previous 10.3 update listed a new powermac model nr as well.. don't know the exact model nr though, but we have yet to see that one appear in reality.. And now there seems to be another one? or are these numbers the same, if yes, than this rumor isn't worth much...

but hey, any person could guess powermac updates are on the way..but we all know what the question is either :) but only steve knows the answer I guess...
 

SpiceMustFlow

macrumors newbie
May 10, 2004
8
0
previous number?

Macbidouille.com user's found numbers previously... And no Mac follow...

we have a 7,3 ? G5= 7,2, G4 = 3,x

In french:

"La mise à jour 10.3.3 comportait déjà elle aussi un code inconnu jusqu'ici : Power Mac 7,3. Aucune machine frappée de la pomme n'a encore porté ce nom de code. En effet, la série de Powermac actuelle (les G5 quoi) ont pour nom de code Power Mac 7,2. Il faut savoir que les Powermac G4 répondaient eux au nom de code Power Mac 3,x, les Cubes au nom Power Mac 5,1 et les iMac TFT et eMac quant à eux aux noms Power Mac 4,x et 6,x... la liste complète de ces noms de codes se trouve ici : http://www.theapplemuseum.com/index.php?id=tam&page=products&subpage=newworld

Or, si l'on regarde maintenant un peu plus la mise à jour 10.3.4, on s'aperçoit qu'il y est fait mention d'un Power Mac 8,1 , ce qui laisse penser qu'il ne s'agit pas du tout d'une mise à niveau mineure mais d'une toute nouvelle machine !

On trouve aussi la référence SMU_Neo2, ce qui peut aussi laisser penser que Neo2 serait une nouvelle version du processeur. Ce qui est certain c'est que Neo2 serait un dérivé du processeur G5 actuel. Mais il est encore difficile d'affirmer qu'il s'agisse d'une version allégée (comme les 970fx des serveurs Xserve) ou boostée (!!!).

Si vous voulez en savoir plus, faites la mise à jour 10.3.4, ouvrez ce fichier :
/System/Library/Extensions/AppleMacRISC4PE.kext/
Contents/info.plist
et faites une recherche avec pour objet "8,1".

Sachant justement que les Powermac G5 et les iMac n'ont pas été revus depuis longtemps, on peut en déduire ce qu'on en veut... ;-)

Je vous laisse rêver... (pour moi le 8,1 est un iMac G5 nouveau design, pour fin juin. Le 7,3 quant à lui sera le powermac G5 mis à jour, même date)."

source: http://www.macbidouille.com

English version of bidouille:
http://www.hardmac.com/

If you can translate the post, writing in english is not easy for me! :)
 

brentski

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2004
3
0
I would guess this is bad news. Only one new model listed. This is not a good sign. Maybe this will be a quad processor unit because they did not hit the 3GHz limit.
 

NOV

macrumors 6502
Mar 27, 2004
405
158
The Netherlands
Ok, the 8 needs to be interpreted as follows..

2^3=8

2 stands for the current top-Ghz model and 3 stands for the future top-Ghz model.
 

Windowlicker

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2003
713
1
Finland
if they indeed release a 4-processor PM, my guess would be it isn't 4x3GHz.. All in all I don't really believe it's gonna be a quad proc machine.. then again I don't know crap about what can and cannot be done (or rather what's wise of apple and what's not).
 

Zaty

macrumors 65816
Mar 14, 2004
1,215
2
Switzerland
Since there is a chance that 10.3.4 might be the last update to Panther, this only means that we'll see new models between now and year's end (i.e. the release of Tiger).
 
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