Originally posted by Jubelum
Look at the G5 intro video - "We are already working on the next generation of PowerPC G5 processors" - that was back in what, August?
"Working on" means to me: "we don't have it ready yet". If they didn't have it in August, chances are that they got the first industrial batch in Dec, leaving Jan/Feb to optimizing the process to get better yields.
For all I know:
- there has not been an official announcement from IBM concerning their revised 970 at 90nm.
- No piece running with more than 2Ghz has been sighted.
- From a IBM paper on the 970fx I have seen it was clear that it would support a bus speed of up to 1.1Ghz - translating to top speeds of 2.2Ghz.
- The XServe is not a machine that is sold in the millions. That Apple chose it to introduce the 970fx tells me that they don't have an awful lot of those chips at their disposal.
Jobs may have promised 3Ghz chips to us - but that does not mean he won't push back the delivery of machines with that frequency if the chips do not arrive in time.