Originally posted by ast3r3x
Well I'm sure Apple is already working quickly (though not rushing) to get the G5 together.
Let's hope so, ast3r3x
We definitely agree. By your Intel example, consumer/market demand obviously has a direct effect on product development cycles. It's a real shame that market power cannot make Moto produce stable 1.6Ghz 7457 chips or IBM crank out low-power 9nm 750's that will magically work in PowerBooks overnight.
Originally posted by DrBoar
7457 with twise the size of the L2 cache might help those G4 system without L3 with more than just the clock speed.
However the time for the G4 is running out.
I definitely agree that a larger cache will improve the performance of the G4, on top of the clock speed increase due to the smaller process. However, I don't think the G4's time has run out just yet. I contend that a Ghz G4 will provide plenty of power to the majority of Mac users for the next year, if not two years.
For the upgrades the bus is a limitation.
The bus is definitely a limitation. I'm typing this on an iBook/500 with a lousy 66Mhz bus and can't wait to move to a faster processor and bus. I hope the rumor that the PPC 7457 can run with a 200Mhz bus are true. But I fear we'll be stuck at 167Mhz for this revision.
Intel Pentium III 800MHz or faster required for analog MPEG capture and 1.6 GHz for real-time capture from DV
Did you realize that the requirement is for a Pentium III (3, three), not the latest Pentium IV? Sure, applications require more and more hardware performance. But for a lot of users a current G4, even a fast G3, or (heaven forbid) a Celeron is just fine.
I'll be perfectly happy with a 1Ghz Rev.B 12-inch PowerBook G4, so long as
it features a PPC 7457 chip.