Originally posted by Amorph
Just a little FYI here: The 980 is not a die-shrunk 970. It's the successor to the 970, derived from the POWER5.
The 90nm version of the 970 is referred to generally (if colloquially) as the...
Originally posted by smalM
For example it showes us that a 1.4 GHz 970 @1.3v uses about 33w, much more than the 1.2 GHz part @1.1v - just for those dreaming about a 1.4 GHz PowerBook. It will not happen until IBM can...
Originally posted by Gizzmonic
To accomodate PC gamers, Apple would have to destroy the integrity of its tight integration.
They won't even buy Dell or HP because that doesn't offer them enough flexibity to upgrade...
Originally posted by MartianMatt
"Standard" PCI (1.0?) is 33MHz and 32 bit giving 133 MB/s.
There are also 66 MHz and 66MHz/64 bit PCI flavours giving 266MB/s and 533 MB/s respectively.
Going to www.pcisig.org...
Originally posted by NETROMac
No the Spec benchmark doesn't use altivec. I don't know about the pentium, but they have that SSE thingy. I think altivec is far superior to SSE though.
The SSE instruction set for PCs has the...
Originally posted by Jared
If Apple release a roadmap of any sort it would be suicide.
Apple is not like Intel or AMD where they lisence out their chips to different manufacturers.
Intel can have a public roadmap because...
Originally posted by TJM
A Pet Peeve(TM):
Please watch your units and terminology. I (and most others) know what you mean, but we shouldn't be required to translate.
0.130 nm is the size of a single atom. Fab sizes are...
Originally posted by Programmer
All chips are transitional. The 970 is no more so than the Pentium2 was. There have been no formal announcements of the 980, but there has been that the 970 will migrate to 0.09 micron and...
There were some comments about 970 and 0.90 nm process. The IBM plans that have been on the web do not show any such combination. IBM plans to go to the 980 as soon as possible next year. Initially the 980 will be in the 0.130 nm...
Originally posted by Algol
LoopRumors' inside info on the new case design may seem trivial, however, I do remember that in the past many people on this board were not so sure about the new case designs. I seem to recall that...