Originally posted by ConcordOh, don't act so childish. Thing is, we know Intel is in troubled waters right now and to be fair they did also introduce a new class of processor recently as well (as sucky as it is). What does that say about IBM?
All I've said was that (at least so far) IBM doesn't seem to be able to produce faster chips any quicker than Motorola. 9 months without a peep is getting into Motorola territory for delays... and people expect to see 3 Ghz machines in 4 months?!?
Childish? Not worthy of a comment.Let me spell out what is wrong with your cynical view.
1) The G5's have only been shipping for around 6 months or so (not 9 months).They were announced long before production began.
2)The only fact we know about the state of the 970fx is that they have just begun production on the 90 nm process and all reports are excellent.Great numbers on power consumption and about a 2.5 ghz clock speed (the one that was mentioned at the conference).And of course a new dynamic power usage feature. Anything else you think you know about it is bull.
3)Just because Apple hasnt put a new G5 in your hand doesnt mean there is a problems at Ibm.The problem is Apple.They only do upgrades about 2 times a year and it is near time now as the G5's actually shipped about September.
4) How does Ibm stack up against the others? They just moved to the 90 nm process and as I said it sounds excellent. Intel did the same and their new process looks pretty poor,especially in power consumption.They recently pushed back their timetables,so no 4 ghz this year.The pentium M is still awaiting the 90 nm process,I believe it is due in May now-many months late.Amd has a 2.4 ghz amd64 planned for may but 2.6 ghz is due in the first quarter of next year when their 90 nm process is due to be ready.
Both Intel and Amd seem pretty lame next to Ibm.
5) Motorola only moved to the 13 nm process over a year after everyone else did and they havnt had a higher clocked G4 in over a year and their next offerings due in "3 to 6 months" are not any faster and certainly useless for any desktop Apple has any bussiness trying to market.So in what way is Ibm in the same boat? Clearly it is not at all!
In the face of facts your cynicism is unfounded.The G5's will come when Apple is ready.At this point we have no evidence that Ibm is the hold up.It is FUD,plain and simple.I dont believe they will go to 3 ghz in "4 months".
I believe we will see 2.5 ghz in a few weeks or maybe less.I believe the 3 ghz system will come at the end of the summer,about a year after the first ones shipped.