Post my Power Mac 970 mock up you say?
***Slightly revised from original post several months ago***
At WWDC in June, the Power Mac G5 will be introduced.
It will be available in 3 models, all using dual PowerPC 970s.
1.8GHz, 900 Mhz System Bus
2.1GHz, 1050 MHz System Bus
2.4GHz, 1200 MHz System Bus
4 Memory Slots for Dual-QBM400 Memory.
One AGP 8x slot, with whatever the latest nVidia and ATi graphics cards are.
SuperDrive standard on all models.
The biggest news: Modular form factor.
As standard is the power supply and core, with a UPS an option (far left).
However, using GigaWire for ultra-high-speed data transfer, stack-ons are sold. The computer is a GigaWire chain
There are GigaWire standards for storage (removable and fixed, ROM, RAM, R and RW), PCI over GigaWire and Digital Video.
GigaWire modules available from Apple include "CD6" for CD-Servers (far left), a "PCI6" and "HD6" (left), and lastly "CD2" and "Combo" modules (with 2 PCI slots and 4 hard drive bays, right).
GigaWire Bases are sold to connect modules to the external GigaWire ports on PowerBooks.
GigaWire is also used between system chips. There is an external port for linking two cores together (to form a Mega-Mac).
The three system chips on the PowerMac are "GigaNorth", "GigaSouth" and "GigAudio".
GigaNorth powers the CPUs, Memory and AGP.
GigaSouth powers the internal drives (using Serial-ATA), FireWire 2, USB 2 and Ethernet.
GigAudio powers the line-in, line-out (front-channel), rear channel and center-sub ports.
The Power Supplys have power ports for speakers and displays, and all data and power in the GigaWire chain travels through the feet of modules.