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[quote]Originally posted by fryke: Ah bah... Stop comparing those prices already. You won't be able to definitely determine whether a Dual 1.25 GHz machine is faster than a P4 2.5 GHz or not, as they are simply faster in different tasks. I like to think of it this way: Apple produces professional UNIX workstations with dual processors for less than 1'700 US dollars, which is great. If you want more, you can _have_ more. Dell (and others) make machines that use...
[quote]Originally posted by Power Apple: Well, I went to dell.com and configured a workstation to mach the new Dual 1 GHz Power Mac: Category Description Product Code SKU Dell Precision™ Workstation 340 Minitower: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor, 2.40GHz, 512K / 533 Front Side Bus 34T24 [220-9508] Memory: 512MB PC800 ECC RDRAM® (2 RIMMS™) 512E42 [311-2402] Keyboard: Enhanced Performance, USB, for Windows® XP (7 Hot Keys) UXP [310-1347] Monitor:...
[quote]Originally posted by ZoSo: iBook or iMac? Diablo II runs good on an iBook?? Yeah, maybe at 640 x 480, thousands of colors, and everything else turned off. I got a damn 666 MHz Ti (the Titanium of the Beast ) with a full GB of Ram--costed around 2500 USD three months ago, and it can't run Diablo II (or any other two-year-old game) with all the bells and whistles on. Period. Don't believe me? Grab one and make some tests. THIS is what pisses me off...
[quote]Originally posted by Agent Cooper: If the Mainboard is the bottleneck, cranking up the CPU won't do anything significant to the real processing power of the unit. The MLB Bus speed is the limiting factor of the current G4s, its worth waiting through a few minor chip updates if they offer significan MLB updates - which I think is what we're looking at in the very near future. and on another subject: If PC users are so happy with their wintel boxes, why...
[quote]Originally posted by Agent Cooper: If the Mainboard is the bottleneck, cranking up the CPU won't do anything significant to the real processing power of the unit. The MLB Bus speed is the limiting factor of the current G4s, its worth waiting through a few minor chip updates if they offer significan MLB updates - which I think is what we're looking at in the very near future. and on another subject: If PC users are so happy with their wintel boxes, why...
[quote]Originally posted by Agent Cooper: All these specs show are the CPU SPEED!!!! For all you know the new PowerMacs could hold a whole crapload of suprises yet to be revealed - faster system bus, faster ram, on chip memory controller... the possibilities are limitless. I think you WANT to be dissapointed, becuase you've jumped on this first rumor that doesn't say what you want to hear and begun to pout... pout away. FACT - My G3 350 is till fast enough...
[quote]Originally posted by Agent Cooper: All these specs show are the CPU SPEED!!!! For all you know the new PowerMacs could hold a whole crapload of suprises yet to be revealed - faster system bus, faster ram, on chip memory controller... the possibilities are limitless. I think you WANT to be dissapointed, becuase you've jumped on this first rumor that doesn't say what you want to hear and begun to pout... pout away. FACT - My G3 350 is till fast enough...
[quote]Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon: What's a 'clockless' chip, Programmer? I don't think Intel are going to like the sound of that... Lemon Bon Bon
it is normally called 'asynchronous' chip. no master clock synchronization needed on the whole chip. one big advantage of it is less power consumption. it was quite research field in academic. there are couples of startup working on it. if i am correct, IEEE spectrum had an article...
[quote]Originally posted by taboo: Ok, I'll ask again. How difficult would it be to put AltiVec on a DSP or coprocessor? If that's doable, combined with RapidIO or HT, then I would think that it wouldn't matter what brand of CPU was used. I really don't think that Apple would go the x86 route, but this would open possibilities for pretty much anything (as long as it was RIO/HT enabled). For that matter, if we're gonna talk about using POWER*, then why not...
[quote]Originally posted by jante99: One of the remaining areas Apple hasn’t built a digital lifestyles device or software for is home theaters. Currently setting up one is a nightmare with different cords, remotes and configurations. [snipped...] PDF of concept
i hope apple would do what you suggest, not this one:
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