[quote]Originally posted by MacRonin:
<strong>Worst case for MacWorld New York 2002:
Apple PowerMac G4 MP Workstation
Dual 1.2GHz G4 CPUs
512KB on-die 1:1 L2 cache per CPU
4MB backside 2:1 (DDR SRAM) L3 cache per CPU
166MHz Front Side Bus
2GB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (4 @ 512MB CL2 DIMMs)
Three (3) ATA100 interfaces - two devices per interface, two interfaces grouped with hardware RAID support
CD-R drive (finally, a second optical drive from Apple...)
Four (4) ATA100 120GB/7,200rpm/8MB cache HDDs - hot-swappable/removable sleds - RAID Level 0
AGP Pro110 8x graphics slot
Apple/nVidia Quartz Extreme graphics card; dual 600MHz GPUs, 256MB DDR SDRAM, dual ADC ports
Four (4) PCI-X expansion slots; 128bit/133MHz; grouped two slots per bus
Four (4) USB2 ports; 480Mbps; two front panel, two back panel
Four (4) FireWire2 ports; 800Mbps; two front panel, two back panel
Now, if we could replace the dual 1.2GHz G4 with quad 1.5GHz G4s...
And bump the system bus up to a 533MHz RapidIO implementation...
And pop the RAM up, both in speed (say, 333MHz sticks...) and capacity/density (8GB from 8 @ 1GB DIMMs)...
And switch the OpenGL/video/graphics interface from AGP to HyperTransport tied directly to the main memory controller; offloading ALL OpenGL/2D operations from the CPU... and double the RAM while we're at it... (512MB DDR SDRAM!)
Bump the ATA interface up to ATA133, and we'll call it good...
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Someone with some class! Now this is a rumor! This is what is supposed to be going on less thana month from Macworld, not this pessimistic BS.