Originally posted by sls
No dual 2GHz? A very conservative prediction by macplus. 256MB RAM is not much these days... Old graphics cards. I wonder what prices we can expect.
Why tell the world that the 970fx is good for 2,5GHz and then only offer 2,4Ghz?
I'm kinda disappointed, expected 2,6 GHz. But an update is always good. The wait for 3 GHz doesn't seem to long now.
I almost agree completely. Honestly if this is the computer that is going to be released, then i'm pretty pissed off. No ram upgrade, No Graphics Card upgrade, No Case upgrade, No HardDrive upgrade, just a 400mhz speed bump on each proc? Lets hope they upgrade that damned Power Supply. I assume they will have to since the 970fx is power variable. They will have to drop the prices on these machines if that is all they do.
I know they had to upgrade the motherboard for this new chip. If they are going to upgrade the motherboard why not use modern ram?? I seriously doubt apple is going to use DDR400 ram again.
The more I think about it the more I realize that these predictions have to be off. Offering 256mb ram in the Professional Lineup has to change. Also ddr400... I can't picture apple using it again... since 533 has been out for so long.
Could you imagine apple using the exact same cards in these machines that they released 7-8 months ago? This prediction is a bad one IMHO.
And you're right, 2.4 does seem weird since IBM announced 2.5s... really awkward. How would this european site know more than american companies? The g5 is made locally.
THe part I disagree on is the 3 ghz is off further then most think. Apple isn't going to release this update than release 3ghz 3-4 months later. They will milk the next update just like they milk every update they have ever made. Most are claiming apple won't even hit 3ghz this year but instead will hit 2.8ghz. Wouldn't that be a critical blow to predicitons?