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post #161 of 336
What is your config and when did you order? I'm sure I'll be waiting on mine w/ the 6800 for a few more weeks
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post #162 of 336
FedEx picked up Mine last night in Shenzhen! Can't wait, hope the new 20" arrives in time!
post #163 of 336
I received my G5 2.5 on Thursday (8/5/2004). Is it fast? Well...

We ran a simple race between the G5/2 x 2.5 and a G4/2 x 1GHz to get a basic feel of 'how fast the G5 was'. We were used to the performance of our G4 and this was to be our baseline. We used iDVD for the test - waiting for the imported video file to render completely in the background before burning the DVD. No other apps were running.

The video was approx. 600 MB in size. The video file was imported and we watched and waited until the background rendering was complete.

The G5 rendered the material in approx. 3-4 minutes. The G4 finished in just under an hour. (Sorry, we don't have exact times - we weren't performing any 'official' testing). We were very impressed when used Photoshop CS, too. Why anyone would bother to use a G4 any longer is a mystery to us... the frontside bus on the G5's make them MONSTEROUSLY fast.

So, is the G5 fast? YES, IT IS VERY FAST.

Specs of the machines used:

G4/ 2 x 1 GHz
1.5 GB RAM
15K RPM Cheetah System drive
80 GB ATA/100 Data drive

G5/ 2 x 2.5 GHz
3 GB RAM
250 GB SATA System drive

Needless to say, our G4's will shortly begin appearing on eBay for sale.
post #164 of 336
Oh, and concerning the noise of the G5...

Our G4's sound like airplane engines. (partly due to the 15K Cheetahs we use in them)

You can hear the hard drives scratching when accessing data on the G5 drives. (there are 2 250 GB SATA drives installed)

Seeking/accessing a CD or DVD is a little bit loud though.
post #165 of 336
So, I'm a little pissed off !!!

I ordered my 2.5 PowerMac back on July 9th, and I'm hearing all sorts of people received their new G5 that they ordered during the last week of July!

Has anyone received a G5 with a 6800 in it yet?


Quote:
Originally posted by KCOM2006
Well, I place my ADC order with apple on July 9th at 9:59am and was subsequently given a July 30th estimated ship date along with everyone else.

The Computer Configuration is as follows:
2.5DPG5 CTO - Z0AC
2.5GHz PowerPC G5
2 GB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X256
250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
Airport Extreme Card
BT+Apple WrlsKybd & Mouse
Mac OS X
Final Cut Express 2

Granted Apple stated that the 6800 card wouldn't be available until the end of August. I was told by ADC that it shouldn't be a problem and that I should probably still get it on the expected date. There are even reports of 6800 G5's shipping.

Anyways, this morning I got the infamous change of my estimated ship date until September 13th!!!


All I know is Apple better hurry up and ship these computers! I'm livid and demand better treatment as an Apple Developer!

Apple waited an entire year for the announcement of this upgrade... what is two more months and an announcment that states "Ships Immediately!"
post #166 of 336
There are indeed reports of folks who ordered their g5 rather late, and got them already, but none, I repeat none, of the nvidia cards have been shipped in a G5, so the delay is very normal as they (apple) have always stated that the nvidia cards will not ship until LATE august, so you don't need to complain just yet. If it's late september, then I should complain
post #167 of 336
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You needn't complain. There are thousands of people in Europe who have ordered bog standard 2.5's and not one has shipped in Europe.
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post #168 of 336
My two 2.5GHz G5s arrived this morning. I went to the campus computer store myself to see them; I thought maybe the manager was yanking my chain when she told me they were here. They were ordered June 10 and were stock except for 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth.

post #169 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by Addison
You needn't complain. There are thousands of people in Europe who have ordered bog standard 2.5's and not one has shipped in Europe.

G5s have started shipping in Europe. I got my shipping notification this morning, although my tracking site has yet to show any details. It appears to be coming from Ireland.

I ordered a G5LC with a 250 Gb SATA and BT keyboard and mouse at 145 pm on 09/06/04.
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post #170 of 336
Just received mine this morning!

2.5DPG5/1GB/250/SD/R9600XT

Still waiting for the 20" display to ship & the 10k rpm drive to arrive from NewEgg.
post #171 of 336
While the arrival of my G5 is almost a month away, I'm dying to hear some feedback about the ones that HAVE arrived.

Anyone mind posting a quick "Wow this is amazing" or " Hmm, this isn't what I'd hoped for" etc... ??

In the meantime, I'll just lurk
post #172 of 336
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Originally posted by auslander
Anyone mind posting a quick "Wow this is amazing" or " Hmm, this isn't what I'd hoped for" etc... ??

Wow, this is amazing!

Seriously, I am very happy with my 2.5s. (Well, apart from the almost comical SIZE of the damn things. This is from the same company that brought us the Cube and the iPod mini?!) They are dead quiet. We set up the second machine yesterday, replacing a dual-867, and the noise difference is almost unbelievable. I can now go into that office and carry on a conversation at normal levels. The fans spin up periodically and then go quiet again, sort of like the machine is sighing. But I sit right next to mine, my head is about two feet from the box, so the quiet operation is most welcome.

I posted elsewhere that the biggest speed difference I've noticed so far is in Photoshop. When I open up a folder of 200+ high-res images, I used to have to wait for the preview for each image to fully draw, and you could watch each one resolve. You couldn't scroll until the previews were complete. Now it's instantaneous, the previews are complete as soon as you open the window and you can start scrolling through immediately. My old machine was a dual-1.25.

And I LOVE the new setup assistant. The whole process, from opening the box, putting in an AirPort card, adding a second drive and a gig of RAM, then transferring my files and settings, took about two hours, and all my files were exactly where they should be, my apps worked (except the Macromedia apps with activation; I should have deactivated them on my old Mac first), and I was ready to work. Brilliant. The only things I had to set up again were my printers.
post #173 of 336
My Dual 2.5 PowerMac G5 w/ Nvidia 6800 and many other bonuses has been bumped from a September 13th ship date to this Friday, August 20th !!!!

How many people bet I'll get it this time? And not have a huge delay like I did on July 30th.
post #174 of 336
Personally, I'd think you are VERY lucky if you would get your g5 before september, because they (apple) always stated the 6800 cards would not be shipping until the end of august, and ordering separate 6800 now shows a september date. So, your machine hasn't got ANY delay at all, according to the introduction info Apple has given..

no reason for complaining, only cheering when it does come the 20th
post #175 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by KCOM2006
My Dual 2.5 PowerMac G5 w/ Nvidia 6800 and many other bonuses has been bumped from a September 13th ship date to this Friday, August 20th !!!!

How many people bet I'll get it this time? And not have a huge delay like I did on July 30th.

Nice. Shame mine's still slated for Sept 9th...also with 6800.

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post #176 of 336
Will the G5's be updated at the Apple Expo in Paris? If so i'll wait, I hate to buy a G5 now if they're just going to update em soon.
post #177 of 336
Congrats to all those lucky son of guns with the new G5s. im still waiting\ dont it suck. its a stock machine im getting through a reseller with a few add ons. anyways enjoys those monsters
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post #178 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by jaegermann
Will the G5's be updated at the Apple Expo in Paris? If so i'll wait, I hate to buy a G5 now if they're just going to update em soon.

are you really that naive??? wow.
post #179 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by jaegermann
Will the G5's be updated at the Apple Expo in Paris? If so i'll wait, I hate to buy a G5 now if they're just going to update em soon.

the answer is no,maybe a faster one early next year. go get your G5 Powermac now. This expo will be about imac and something else as a side note i cant imagine where Apple would be right now if it had decided to keep on sticking with more G4. IBM is having problems but at least they are at 2.5 now. G4 is at 1.5- ouch!
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post #180 of 336
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Originally posted by ipodandimac
are you really that naive??? wow.

Thanks for the useful reply, just shows idiots are everywhere and on every message board.

Ask a simple question, and look what happens, much appreciated Aurora
post #181 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by Aurora
Congrats to all those lucky son of guns with the new G5s. im still waiting\ dont it suck. its a stock machine im getting through a reseller with a few add ons. anyways enjoys those monsters

Thought I'd get it faster with no additions so I ordered stock as well with no add ons as of yet.

Maybe someone can clarify but I'm lead to believe orders from Canada are even slower to fill. No definate date from my reseller at all other than "the last day of August or early September"
post #182 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by jaegermann
Thanks for the useful reply, just shows idiots are everywhere and on every message board.

Ask a simple question, and look what happens, much appreciated Aurora

it was a simple question the first 8 million times it was asked in these boards.
post #183 of 336
Just got my 2.5 G5 on 8/6/04. I ordered it on 5/15/04!!!!! I can't believe it took that long. They cancelled my order about 5 or 6 times on the Order Status page too. Never heard of such a delay before from anywhere. The only things I added to the order were extra Ram and the ATI 9800XT. It was shipped from China to California. Good thing I live in Los Angeles. Good luck with your orders!
2.5 G5, ATI 9800xt
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post #184 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by specops1526
Just got my 2.5 G5 on 8/6/04. I ordered it on 5/15/04!!!!! I can't believe it took that long. They cancelled my order about 5 or 6 times on the Order Status page too. Never heard of such a delay before from anywhere. The only things I added to the order were extra Ram and the ATI 9800XT. It was shipped from China to California. Good thing I live in Los Angeles. Good luck with your orders!

you ordered your dual 2.5 before it was released????
post #185 of 336
Talked with the Apple Store Online today and the sales rep stated, "Man, today is G5 Day!" He went on to explain the vast number of people call in today asking about order status and whether their 2.5 G5 would be shipped out on Friday 8/20. Like many, my order is scheduled to ship on or before that date. So far it hasn't entered the shipping cycle. So I can only hope between now and tomorrow evening it finally makes it! Otherwise I'll have my shipping date bumped for the 2nd time!
post #186 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by ipodandimac
you ordered your dual 2.5 before it was released????

i ordered the dual 2.0 but two days later they sent me an email saying they were coming out with a new model and that they would upgrade me for free. So I upgraded rather than taking a discount on the dual 2.0, since I was prepared to spend that amount of $ already.
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post #187 of 336
I just received and email offering me these options for the 2.5/6800 I ordered on 7/12:


____ _Please ship my system with an ATI Radeon 9600 XT w/128MB SDRAM card at no additional charge by September 3rd and ship a stand-alone NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics Card Stand-Alone Kit by September 17th. _The cost of my order will remain the same. My order number is W______________.
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____ _Please ship my system with the NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics card installed by September 13th. _My order number is W______________.

____ _Please cancel my order. My order number is W______________.


I picked #1
This falls into the "sucks, yet kinda cool" category
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post #188 of 336
yep!

DELAYED ONCE AGAIN !!!!

This time all the way till SEPT 27!!!!

And this is a developer order.

humm.....
post #189 of 336
hmm... just in case I receive that option, is it hard to install the nVidia 6800?
Would anything other than a quick open and swap of the readily visible cards be necessary? Would I have to actually get the G5 to recognize the new card or will it all be plug-n-play? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've never had to deal with new video cards (iMac Blueberry for 4 years & iMac lampshade for 2). Thanks!
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post #190 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by Novablas
hmm... just in case I receive that option, is it hard to install the nVidia 6800?
Would anything other than a quick open and swap of the readily visible cards be necessary? Would I have to actually get the G5 to recognize the new card or will it all be plug-n-play? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've never had to deal with new video cards (iMac Blueberry for 4 years & iMac lampshade for 2). Thanks!

plug and play, switching cards on a mac is super simple and the drivers will allready be in the OS.
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post #191 of 336
My developer order 6/29/04 just got pushed to Sept. 27th too (after the original bump to Aug. 20th)

Oh well... At least the two 20" cinema displays arrived the first week of July.

Quote:
Originally posted by KCOM2006
yep!

DELAYED ONCE AGAIN !!!!

This time all the way till SEPT 27!!!!

And this is a developer order.

humm.....
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post #192 of 336
It looks like apple is really having problems with Ibm. this doesnt bode well for the new imac does it. steve told us July for the 2.5s and though a few have shipped its almost september. Hard to sell out of a empty store.
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post #193 of 336
Nothing out of the ordinary for my order besides the RAM too... Very disappointing they haven't gotten the yields up there on the G5.

2.5GHz PowerPC G5
4GB MB DDR400 (PC3200)-8x512
160GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
ATI Rad9600 XT x/128MB DDR
56k V.92 Modem
Airport Extreme Card
BT+Apple WrlsKybd & Mouse
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post #194 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by Lance
My developer order 6/29/04 just got pushed to Sept. 27th too (after the original bump to Aug. 20th)

Oh well... At least the two 20" cinema displays arrived the first week of July.

My developer order also changed to 9/27 today. (Originally pushed from 7/30 to 9/13 and then to 8/20.)

I decided to call the ADC store to see what they had to say about this.

The nice gentleman to whom I spoke told me that my order had been "acknowledged by manufacturing". He then went on to say that developer orders in that state should "ship by the end of next week". (I know of at least one other developer who was told the same thing when he called Apple today. Maybe they're giving all the developers the same story...)

At least I have the 23" Cinema Display that I ordered with the new G5. Too bad my old G4's video card can't drive it. (Sigh)

We'll see ...
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post #195 of 336
2nd delay of my 7/1 order. This time pushed to 8/30
post #196 of 336
Mine has always been 8/31 as I customized most of my G5. I hope they don't push it back too far...........
Yeah... now that you mention it, my highly
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does make me feel happy. =P
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post #197 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by AJ500
2nd delay of my 7/1 order. This time pushed to 8/30

6/29>>8/30--so there.



WORD OF CAUTION:

The apple email sent to notify you of the further delay states that they will cancel your order if you dont call and let them know that the new date is 'acceptable.'

So call.
post #198 of 336
Well, I got that "We'll send it with a Radeon 9600 and send the 6800 later!"

Just so everyone knows, if the above is acceptable to you you DONT have to call them or anything.
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post #199 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by palter
My developer order also changed to 9/27 today. (Originally pushed from 7/30 to 9/13 and then to 8/20.)

I decided to call the ADC store to see what they had to say about this.

The nice gentleman to whom I spoke told me that my order had been "acknowledged by manufacturing". He then went on to say that developer orders in that state should "ship by the end of next week". (I know of at least one other developer who was told the same thing when he called Apple today. Maybe they're giving all the developers the same story...)

At least I have the 23" Cinema Display that I ordered with the new G5. Too bad my old G4's video card can't drive it. (Sigh)

We'll see ...

Well, he was right ...

I just received my shipping notification email!

Guess I won't be going to the office for a few days next week...
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post #200 of 336
Mine's still set at 9/9/04. Here's hoping...

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