PPC 7448 announced!!!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by quagmire, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    As a sample though in '05. Well the G4 chips have dried up. The only G4's we know about that are faster then the 7447A is all prototypes and won't be shipped intill mid next year. Ok, back on track the 7448 is single core. The MPX bus is still external. IMO, the G5 pbook chances of coming in January just went higher.

  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
  3. lazymuoio macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2004
    New York
    G5s in january is not that far fetched but im still skeptical just because it was announced doesnt mean it has to be adopted immediatly (protypes and such)
  4. dieselg4 macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2003
    Rockin' Pittsburgh!
    but how fast?

    freescale's website claims only "greater than 1.5 Ghz"
    7448 announcement
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Yes, 3 inch thick PowerBooks in January still. :D

    This concerns me: "Separate System Controller, 200MHz bus" as the bus speed is nice but there is still no direct memory interface. It will also cause the naysayers to point their fingers and laugh. It sounds like a slightly changed G4. Bus speed and clock speed could be increased, and the AltiVec unit handles out-of-order instructions better. No floating point enhancements still and, considering that the G4 is at the bottom, that would be a better use of space than AltiVec enhancements since fewer applications use AltiVec.

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