Its funny now but everyone thought I was crazy when I stated that the G5 (970) was a bit of a performance joke. Here we have a processor that can barely reach 2 GHz and it still runs hotter than hell. At slower speeds it barely makes a statement relative to the G4. But everyone took Appl'e/IBM's bait hook line and sinker.
The number one thing that should have grabbed everybody on the day that the G5 was released is the overwhelming heat out put of the processor. That right there should have demonstrated to everybody where the processor was going. The heat output is a fundamental problem with this processor, one should take great interest in what AMD has done with its line of processors running in the same GHz range. In that context the 970 simply looks like technology suitable for a previous generation.
It is kind of funny but Freescale may very well be in a postion soon to save Apple's core
Or at the very least be the core of any portable likely to come from the west coast.
My fundamental problem is that I may soon be in the market for a new Mac. Due to the rather backwards nature of the latest rumored hardware releases it will be rather hard to spend money on iMac3 and I'm not so flush that a Powermac is doable. Of course we can all hope that the rumored specs are simply wrong and that Apple has gotten over the need to sell grossly over priced yesteryear hardware.
Originally posted by onlookerNobody believed me when I originally said that it was starting to look like motorola all over again a few months ago.
I'm not saying it exactly the same thing for the next 4 years, but WTF? This is staring to bother the crap out of me.