Originally posted by Rhumgod:
Those specs include fan controls, as well as voltage and frequency reduction. I'd say that they are close to working models if that is the case. If not, why bother with specific specs?
Because they expected those specs to be met with the original release of the 970fx... last January
. The fact that they're close to working models in the best case means that something went wrong, and Apple probably had to drop to a plan B, given that the 970fx they would have used is going to be at least
10-12 months late. Why not offer a 7448-based upgrade, which would be a simple bump, to tide the market over and give IBM plenty of time to get it right and get yields up on the new process (because a new process is their solution to this problem)?
Originally posted by wizard69
Well to some of us that may be the case. Honestly though I've been facinated by the industry for a very long time. Lots of technology has come and gone (can anyone say transputer), but events like this do give one an opportunity to learn about trends and new technology. What is new may not be successful in an economic sense, but if one looks at modern processors there is a little bit of the past in everyone of them.
Oh, you don't have to tell me that.
I follow this stuff as closely as I can, given my layman's knowledge. What I meant was, who in the general populace, or in the media that caters to the general populace, cares? Apple knows they're not going to completely
surprise the people who live and breathe white papers, but that doesn't matter because they're few and far between relative to the population at large. What matters to them is the impact of a surprise announcement to people who follow the popular media, or maybe Computerworld
. They're not hoping to blindside M Isobe