The question is not if 970, it is when? The IBM 970. This motherboard thing could be really good confirmation on the 970 coming out soon. Apple might even release it before July. I just saw that article at insanely great mac: http://www.insanely-great.com/news.php?id=1838 it basically said that since the motherboards will be going into production in late April, or early May, how many have to be in production until it comes out? That is really the question. If they are doing this now, then it is very possible they will release it in late May or June, or possibly July before MWNY, since there is no keynote. Anyway, I think this is very possible. Apple will most likely want to relase it in adequate quanities before the school season, which is very big for them. I don't understand this consumer, pro motherboard thing, maybe it is simaler to what they have now, 133mhz bus for the low end, and 167mhz bus for the high end. I just hope that they do a good job on those motherboards, so the bus speeds will be over 500mhz, or even 900mhz for the 1.8Ghz, if it is released. What do you guys think?