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The bus ratio in a G5 is 4:1 at the moment. The 970 can handle 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and 6:1. So you might see a 3GHz upgrade some day from Sonnet that uses the 6:1 bus ratio. Expect prices to be unsane Or perhaps the 970FX and its successors can handle more/other bus ratios.
I hope we are through with all those who think about prices far off reallity! Where the heck do they get these ideas from? Would you please read Amorphs post about costs and prices? Thank you!
VIA just announced the Eden ESP 10000. 7W Thermal Design Power.1GHz And don't think this CPU to be as fast as a G4 @ 1GHz! The Moto bashing on this site has kept some people from seeing what Moto really did with the G4: Reduce power consumption. Point no. 1 on the wish list of their big customers. Yes, Apple is not a big customer to Moto. BTW, ever looked under a G5 mother board? The system controller gets massive cooling! I don't think we see a G5 PB before the...
If you read the MOSR article carefully you might find that the 12" model (133MHz bus) will run up to 1.53GHz while the 15" & 17" models (167MHz bus) will only reach 1.33GHz
The heck with the 9800 XT ! Where is the 9600 Pro for the rest of us (for me!) ?
What PCI-Express is really meant for is to replace AGP. AGP 8x doubled the bandwidth to 2 GB/s to achieve a meagre 5% more peformance. With 128MB+ VRAM the cards don't require that bandwidth. What is needed is a faster bus. The bus at 66MHz is a bottle neck for fast graphic cards today. So the question is not "will it come?" the only question is "when will it come?"
The 970FX runs with 1V at 2GHZ. It reaches 12.3W at 1.4GHz either because the voltage is reduced to 0.85V or because parts of the execution units are shut off. And we don't know whether it needs higher voltages to run higher speeds as 2GHz. So I think your table is interesting but the data basis is weak
A 90nm process on a 300mm wafer that has cost a mountain of money?
Good objection. All I've seen is a label. And nowhere a marketing blurb how advanced the IBM contoller is. So I think you're right and they use the Xserve chip.
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