[quote] The G4 has a great deal of remaining potential. There's a great deal of headroom left in the chip, which still has enormous usability <hr></blockquote>
LOL, Moto already said it would top out at 1 GHz. To translate that from Motorola BS to normal english, it means the G4 will top out at 933 mHz. In other words, they can give the Powermacs a 66 MHz speedbump. Wow, that's enourmous headroom!
[quote]Junkyar Dawg: Do you just sit around all day typing 'G5' into google, and posting what comes up? This is the second or third thread of yours thats been rather misleading ... 'Aqua acceleration' indeed . <hr></blockquote>
As for some of the digs here....I post about the G5 because it's fun to speculate and ponder over rumors. I could just make up BS, but I figure people would rather see info from other news sites. And if you had bothered to read the link I posted in the Aqua thread, Architosh actually speculated that Aqua was being accelerated. That sounds like an interesting rumor to me, and it turns out that some very interesting discussion took place in that thread among people with enough technical expertise to understand the pros and cons of hardware aqua acceleration.
last I checked AI was still a rumor site.
And no, I don't like CNN, I think their standards are pathetic, but all I said was that CNN has higher standards than MOSR. Make what you will out of that.
And yeah, if Apple doesn't deny these rumors soon, then it suggests that they may be true. But what if Apple is going to release an Apollo G4, running at 1.1 GHZ or so, but call it a G5? Then they can't easily deny the G5 rumors, since there will be a G5, but the rumors are still totally wrong once semantics are disregarded. it could be that Apple is in a catch-22 here.
Nevertheless, I think it would be stupid for Apple to call an Apollo G4 a G5. Sure the Gx designation is somewhat arbitrary, but the Apollo is merely evolution of the G4, it's not a "generational" change from the G4. But I guess marketing can do whatever they please...