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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
While reading one of Mastergating's posts (some of u know him by Masterbating), He was talking about how Apple would buy out MOto's semi division and would have IBM use altivec to make procs for apple in the long term.
And then the idea hit me. It may sound absurd and feel free (as I know all of u will) to show me the facts of why this could or would not happen.

IBM brings the Power4 to the PowerMac.
Imagine it, Apple's new machine....
The PowerMac P4
this would confuse a lot of people out their into buying macs first off, it would also be a killer machine. The 32 megs of L3 cache, enough memory bandwidth to transfer 20 DVDs at once.
Now that is a chip.
post #2 of 13
It'd cost about $20,000.

at least.
post #3 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by G-Dog:
<strong>IBM brings the Power4 to the PowerMac.
Imagine it, Apple's new machine....
The PowerMac P4
this would confuse a lot of people out their into buying macs first off, it would also be a killer machine. The 32 megs of L3 cache, enough memory bandwidth to transfer 20 DVDs at once.
Now that is a chip.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That thing eats so much power, Apple would have to attach a gas generator to the PB.
post #4 of 13
Yeah, for a dual or quad cluster you would need a small nuclear reactor, the thing has 170 million transistors.
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post #6 of 13
Heh.
post #7 of 13
lol. nice to see some humor on these boards.
post #8 of 13
I'll bet Junkyard Dawg's giant member could supply the juice to a quad-processor Power4!
post #9 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by G-Dog:
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The 32 megs of L3 cache, enough memory bandwidth to transfer 20 DVDs at once.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

20 DVDs take up slightly more space than 32MB. Maybe you have your MBs and GBs mixed up?
post #10 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
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20 DVDs take up slightly more space than 32MB. Maybe you have your MBs and GBs mixed up?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Memory bandwidth, not memory. Just means that the mobo architecture on the power 4 can supply massive throughput.
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post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
IT's memory bandwidth is 100 gig per sec just so u know.
post #12 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by G-Dog:
<strong>IT's memory bandwidth is 100 gig per sec just so u know.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ga... Ga... &lt;drools&gt;
Must... have... one...

Think of how many frames/sec you could get in UT with that
post #13 of 13
Industrial Business Machines!
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