Nermal said:My guess is at WWDC in June. Hopefully we'll hit 3 GHz at last
I'm definitely upgrading when they come out, my G4's getting a bit old.
wdlove said:My hope is that Apple has learned its lesson and there won't be the delays of last time.
2.5GHz is still hella fastdeanbo said:If Apple released a 2.7 or 2.8Ghz machine for their top end in their next revision (a 10% speed increase), they would probably get laughed out of the game.
Not to mention the feedback from the media and consumers.
3.0Ghz is the logical step, 2.0 to 2.5, now 3.0.
Just a matter of when.
wdlove isn't a newbie; don't treat him like one. Anyone familiar with Apple would really like to see them get their act together when it comes to delivering products on time and in volume. wdlove is very familiar with IBM, chip supply etc. (He's a demi-god with a different moniker, by personal choice).anubis said:What do you mean, "learned its lesson"? Apple didn't delay the shipment of the 2.5's on purpose. Simply saying "hey let's make 2.5 G5's now!" won't make them magically appear out of the IBM plant. There are a lot of engineering problems to overcome in making high clock speed chips.
Perhaps you are trying to insinuate one of two things. Either that you hope Apple "learned its lesson" and won't bump their clock speeds ever again, or that Apple won't announce a higher clock speed chip until they have ample stock of them.
I hope you mean the latter. The problem with this approach is that if Apple doesn't announce bumped clock speed until they have an ample supply, it will make everyone very antsy, etc.
Yes. 2.5 is hella fast, but 1.2 isn't. The faster the top of the line is, the faster the bottom of the line and middle of the line will be too. Most people can't afford the 2.5, but might still want a really fast computer.Phat_Pat said:2.5GHz is still hella fast
Too late, it's already been a year just about, with no powermac updates. I would expect in the last 1-3 months Apple has been trying to build stock of whatever systems they'll be announcing. My hope would be the 'forever and a day' expected dual 3GHz machine will appear, but I'm not holding my breath anymore on the issue. I've bought my one, low power, updated machine for this year. Maybe, if Steve and friends are nice, I'll buy his dual 3.2GHz machine they'll be releasing, sometime the beginning of next year when they actually start shipping.anubis said:I hope you mean the latter. The problem with this approach is that if Apple doesn't announce bumped clock speed until they have an ample supply, it will make everyone very antsy, etc.
There are still remnants of the "mhz myth", and the G5 still has the lowest clock speed of the bunch. Intel got up to 3.6ghz, and AMD is at 2.6ghz with the new Opteron.jefhatfield said:are we still worried about clock speed? dual 2.5 sounds pretty good\
jefhatfield said:intel has the most respect for their centrino processors which don't have the clockspeed but has the results
Zaty said:From IBM's AltiCec website: "The G5 chips include the IBM 970, 970FX, and 970GX; these are essentially POWER4 cores with an AltiVec unit bolted on." So the 970GX does exist. However, there is no information about the CPU itself.
A bit of a correction. A 970 chip is not a Power chip, it's a PPC (PowerPC) chip that was derived from the Power technology. And the 970 was derived from the Power 4 and not the Power 5.anubis said:...
No doubt the 970GX exists. However, it's just as easy to clump it with the entire Power5 line and say that although IBM is making them, it may not yet be in the price or yield range Apple needs.