PowerPC G4 (7447A) iMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chibiterasu, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

    chibiterasu

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    Ive been pondering this for sometime and anyway here goes, From what ive looked at there seems to be very little information on this, so I was wondering if anyone on here would know more about this.

    From what I've found out there is a Sonnet upgrade for the iMac G4 based on the 7447A @1917MHZ with 512 KiB on-chip L2 cache and was manufactured in a 130 nm process. But the reason I'm asking is because I haven't really seen it talked about or even a real life machine (post a link if I'm wrong) So guys does anyone know anything else about this big boost in computing for the beautiful iMac G4??
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Incredibly rare to find, not performed anymore. If one goes on eBay, it'll be snatched up really quickly.
     
  3. chibiterasu thread starter macrumors 6502

    chibiterasu

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    I thought it was incredibly rare, I have been keeping and eye out but haven't seen anything on ebay (First heard about this cpu about 2 years ago) Ive just never really seen it talked about, at least it does exist.
     
  4. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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  5. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Wow! What happened to Daystar? Unless Camino was not rendering their Web site correctly, it looks like they've got about a dozen products for sale.
     
  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    IDK what happened with company, but their 1.92/2.0 upgrades for PB and iMac G4 turned out to be unreliable in many cases. Their chips were overclocked 7447A (running most probalby with bumped Vcore) and PB cooling wasn't efficient enough for this heat amount.
    AFAIK this was their last G4 upgrade product.
    Nowadays most Daystar links are leading to XLR8 site, or rather to this what's left from it.
     

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