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post #281 of 411
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Originally posted by jouster
Interestingly, Pixar does.

Or did it buy that Xeon farm for some other reason?

when? source? did apple have the G5 already by then?
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post #282 of 411
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well, there are some things that the xeon can do better than the g5. i guess ultra-high end 3d rendering is one of 'em. all will change with the 970fx though
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post #284 of 411
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when? source? did apple have the G5 already by then?

Pixar started the switch about a year before the G5 was ready. And Renderman was ported to Linux, not Mac OS X.
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post #285 of 411
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well, there are some things that the xeon can do better than the g5. i guess ultra-high end 3d rendering is one of 'em. all will change with the 970fx though

Bryce seems to do real well on the G5s, according to these tests.
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ya but bryce sucks. i really doubt pixar uses bryce for anything other than backgrounds for pre-production shots.
post #287 of 411
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Originally posted by Krassy
when? source? did apple have the G5 already by then?

No, as has already been pointed out, Pixar bought the Xeons before the G5 came out.

Still, It'll be interesting to see if they move to G5s since Renderman is now an option.

Whatever happens, I still feel that, in such a processing intensive environment as rendering, the interface of whatever app is being used is less important than raw computational power. The G5s brought Apple and X86 land a lot closer, but there is seemingly no clear advantage for either side. As is well known, the metrics can be tweaked to show pretty much whatever anyone wants.
post #288 of 411
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Originally posted by ipodandimac
well, there are some things that the xeon can do better than the g5. i guess ultra-high end 3d rendering is one of 'em. all will change with the 970fx though

That's not what that guy from pixar said last year when they introduced the G5.
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post #289 of 411
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That's not what that guy from pixar said last year when they introduced the G5.

hmmm maybe THATS where the g5 970fx's are going....
post #290 of 411
Yet another day goes by without updates. After the Superbowl then, I guess? I am wondering why Thinksecret isnt mentioning anything yet, it seems about time to pop the cap on the G5 rumors, spill the beans dePlume!
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post #291 of 411
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Yet another day goes by without updates. After the Superbowl then, I guess? I am wondering why Thinksecret isnt mentioning anything yet, it seems about time to pop the cap on the G5 rumors, spill the beans dePlume!

i've come to conclusion (after reading other people's posts) that apple will release next tuesday, since lots of people will be accessing the site from the itunes giveaway.
post #292 of 411
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Originally posted by ipodandimac
i've come to conclusion (after reading other people's posts) that apple will release next tuesday, since lots of people will be accessing the site from the itunes giveaway.

Ah, but they won't, they'll be accessing the iTunes Music Store.

And, grasshopper, one can only spill beans when one has beens to spill.
post #293 of 411
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Originally posted by ipodandimac
i've come to conclusion (after reading other people's posts) that apple will release next tuesday, since lots of people will be accessing the site from the itunes giveaway.

Got a Micro Center mailing today. Great deals on G5s and iMacs! $200 mail-in rebates on 1.6 and 1.8, bringing prices down to $1599 and $1899. This must be the old single 1.8 since they say the reg price is $2099 and the current dual 1.8 goes for $2499. Rebate expires 2/8, a week from Sunday. New G5s that week?

They also have 17" iMacs on sale for $1299, reg. $1599. No rebate, just $300 off. They say limited supplies. Clearance sale? Yes. I see on close inspection that these are the older 1 GHz iMacs and not the current 1.25 GHz models. No changes in the other Macs but they are trying to get rid of old G3 iBooks with 12" going for $799.99.

Micro Center

The only seemingly current model with a rebate is the 1.6 G5 but when you go to the link above, you see that it's the Jaguar version, not Panther. Looks like nothing current is on sale so maybe this doesn't mean anything but maybe it also means one shouldn't expect any updates until after 2/8 or maybe not until March.
post #294 of 411
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Originally posted by cubist
Ah, but they won't, they'll be accessing the iTunes Music Store.

And, grasshopper, one can only spill beans when one has beens to spill.

They'll be accessing the apple site if they don't have iTunes and want to redeem their free song
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post #295 of 411
We need a spy inside the Apple think tank, someone who has access to info on new hardware launch dates.

Cool forum by the way. As you can tell, I'm a newbie, a confirmed Mac freak.8)
post #296 of 411
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They'll be accessing the apple site if they don't have iTunes and want to redeem their free song

and its impossible to adverstise apple hardware in iTMS?????? come on now
post #297 of 411
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Originally posted by Machanic
We need a spy inside the Apple think tank, someone who has access to info on new hardware launch dates.

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welcome to our little world. its crazy.
post #298 of 411
Maybe when Steve Jobs said "3ghz G5s by this time next year" in July...he really meant 3ghz G5s in r&d stages at ibm's main facilities in July.
post #299 of 411
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Originally posted by Rhumgod
Pixar started the switch about a year before the G5 was ready. And Renderman was ported to Linux, not Mac OS X.

yeah interesting... so they didn't vote against G5s ... just because the G5 wasn't out by then. there once was a rumor that they wanted to switch to G5... the XServe seems to be a pretty good product for pixar...
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post #300 of 411
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Originally posted by Machanic
We need a spy inside the Apple think tank, someone who has access to info on new hardware launch dates.

Cool forum by the way. As you can tell, I'm a newbie, a confirmed Mac freak.8)

That would be me, But I'm not talkin'.
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post #301 of 411
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We need a spy inside the Apple think tank, someone who has access to info on new hardware launch dates.

Cool forum by the way. As you can tell, I'm a newbie, a confirmed Mac freak.8)

I remember the good old days when this place was crawling with BS artists and con men pretending to be insiders. Hell, I think Steve even popped in occasionally to yank our chains. Good times!
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post #302 of 411
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Originally posted by cubist
Ah, but they won't, they'll be accessing the iTunes Music Store.

And, grasshopper, one can only spill beans when one has beens to spill.

They'll need to download iTunes first, grasshopper!
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post #303 of 411
When would the best time to introduce new Macs??? When everyone is going to iTunes and apple.com to check out the Pepsi deal! I will go out on a limb here and say new Macs this weekend!!!!!!! dual 3Ghz g5 coming soon!
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post #304 of 411
Yesterday I was checking out prices, and there was exactly one G5 desktop on the "Special Deals" page: dual 2.0. Now all three (well single 1.8, not dualie) are there. Don't know if it means anything of course.
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post #305 of 411
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Got a Micro Center mailing today. Great deals on G5s and iMacs! $200 mail-in rebates on 1.6 and 1.8, bringing prices down to $1599 and $1899. This must be the old single 1.8 since they say the reg price is $2099 and the current dual 1.8 goes for $2499. Rebate expires 2/8, a week from Sunday. New G5s that week?

More fuel for the fire:

The online Apple Store has 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz (SP) G5s (refurbs) for $1399 and $1699, respectivley. The old price for refurbs last week (or so) was $1599 & $1799. Looks like Apple wants to get rid of some old stock...
post #306 of 411
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Originally posted by Rolo

The only seemingly current model with a rebate is the 1.6 G5 but when you go to the link above, you see that it's the Jaguar version, not Panther.


I purchased an iMac last week from MicroCenter... they included Panther (full version) in the package. FYI. I guess shipping with "all new CPUs" means "all NEW CPUs?"
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post #308 of 411
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Originally posted by Lemmingway
Maybe when Steve Jobs said "3ghz G5s by this time next year" in July...he really meant 3ghz G5s in r&d stages at ibm's main facilities in July.

a 3Ghz G5 is a 3Ghz G5: that means a product to sell sporting 1 or 2 3Ghz G5 chips.
if it is in r&d stages in july there is no product no nothing
and in that stage it wouldn't be called a 3Ghz G5 but a 3Ghz ppc970.

i actually don't expect a 3Ghz G5 in july.
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post #309 of 411
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10% off all iPods today and tomorrow only!

yah... if only i had the money
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post #311 of 411
Apple's suppliers need to be ready before they can announce anything.

That is all I can say.
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post #312 of 411
So, IBM is still ramping up on those 0.09 G5s?

Maybe a little behind scedule? Or on schedule and we Apple watchers exhibiting a little impatience for the first rev to the G5 PowerMac.

Or maybe we will get higher speed grades than expected from this upgrade and IBM need a little more time to get the yields needed for a quarter million PowerMac sales...and an all dual line-up? Last time around, the dual 2 gig high end model was the best selling. Maybe a little extra time is needed to get enough of those 2.6 G5 speed grades together... Anything like last time and it will be the best selling model if recent price points are maintained.

...and there's that G5 'new new iMac' as well?

I would expect both to hit soon after the Pepsi promotion.

Great Superbowl advertising is going to point people to Apple's website.

They'd be foolish not to have something new on the Mac front. 100 million potential customers coming to grab a freebie and check out yer talent. That's alot of potential Mac mindshare and potential Mac marketshare growth.

This is probably the best advertising/promotion Apple has had in years. They'd be nuts not to be ready with some Mac related. Something really exciting and new on the Mac front. Apple's site will be busy with plenty of non-Mac people seeing what all the fuss is about re: Macs, iPod, iLife, iTunes etc. What better way to bury the relative disappointment of the iMac 2 by coming out blazing with a new flagship iMac computer that echoes the simplicity and 'beyond the box' mindshare of the iPod? A cheaper iMac for the 'rest of us'.

A cool 'New New iMac' to go with the iPod Mini. And/or an impressive all dual PowerMac rev with speeds up to 2.6? 3 gig? What better way to boost sales of both lines? Quickly followed up by bumped Powerbook products (not necessarily G5 Powerbooks?).

It's looking more like mid to late Feb' based on the X-Serve shipping announcement (and Krassy's fabled prediction!). I guess IBM has to be ready and Apple has to have sufficient inventory to ship immediately. This aint the same situation as when the G4 tower sales had dried up...

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post #313 of 411
Hey all!

I just read at (I know, I know) macosrumors.com that some retailers are reporting that existing G5s are EOL'd. Can anyone confirm this? I'm anxiously awaiting a dual rev. B G5 to augment my MDD 1.25 G4, but if nothing's been announced by mid-end Feb, I'm just going to go ahead and order a dual 2.0 ...

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post #314 of 411
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Originally posted by bangstudios
Hey all!

I just read at (I know, I know) macosrumors.com that some retailers are reporting that existing G5s are EOL'd. Can anyone confirm this? I'm anxiously awaiting a dual rev. B G5 to augment my MDD 1.25 G4, but if nothing's been announced by mid-end Feb, I'm just going to go ahead and order a dual 2.0 ...

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i hope thats true...
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Originally posted by bangstudios
Hey all!

I just read at (I know, I know) macosrumors.com that some retailers are reporting that existing G5s are EOL'd. Can anyone confirm this? I'm anxiously awaiting a dual rev. B G5 to augment my MDD 1.25 G4, but if nothing's been announced by mid-end Feb, I'm just going to go ahead and order a dual 2.0 ...

-John

EOL'd???
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EOL'd???

End Of Line... would suggest new models if it were true...
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End Of Line... would suggest new models if it were true...

oh ok thanks
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post #318 of 411
EOL = End of Life, right?

I also just read the MOSR report.... that and the MacBippy report on rebates on Aussie G5s made me think. I spoke this week with my sales rep (i know... I know.. they know less than we do, generally). He doesn't know me that well (new rep) and I mentioned my old desktops. He became very interested and asked what they were. When I replied "blue and whites" he said something like "oh, that wouldn't work". I didn't think about it at the time, but maybe there is unannounced trade-ins for G4s? My Sun rep just pointed out that they have a 20% off on the direct competitor to a dual G5 (for me, anyway) with a trade-in (I have an Ultra 10 workstation also).

Just a data point or two.
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post #319 of 411
At this point I have to believe that Apple could ship 3 GHz G5 PowerMacs today if they had the rest of the system ready to go. The current 970 can run in excess of 2 GHz so it should be no problem at all to hit 3 GHz with the 90nm chips. There are apparently other issues holding Apple back.

My vote goes for North bridge issues. Once these are resolved I think we will see a direct jump to 3GHz at the top of the line. In any event Apple has plenty of time still to get online with the rev B's. It could also be argued that the PowerMac is not where current efforts need to be expended, the rest of the product line is looking rather sad.

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i actually don't expect a 3Ghz G5 in july.
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For the Love of Steve, can anyone confirm the EOL-ing of the current G5s? Puuuulllleeeeeze?
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