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My G4 Cube might be faster than your new Power Mac in a few months

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Cube-Zone.com is reporting that Powerlogix might release dual 1.4 Ghz upgrade cards for the Cube. The cards would use the new 7457 G4 and offer 512 kb L2 cache and 4 mb L3 cache per processor. The processors will use less heat and power then current G4s because they are made on a .13 instead of .18.

If this does happen it will be pretty funny when Cube users can have a computer that is faster than the latest Power Mac. (the bus will still be slower but the enourmous cache will make up for this)

<a href="http://www.cube-zone.com" target="_blank">http://www.cube-zone.com</a>

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[ 02-06-2003: Message edited by: jante99 ]</p>
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I can see the price tag now...::faints::
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post #3 of 12
Moving to Current Hardware as this deals with the Power Mac G4 Cube and current G4 towers.
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[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Moving to Current Hardware as this deals with the Power Mac G4 Cube and current G4 towers.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not to be critical but the product has not been released and the 7457 chip is future hardware
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post #5 of 12
But we're discussing Cubes and PowerMacs... belongs here.
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post #6 of 12
Actually we're discussing a possible future upgrade to the cube. I vote for future hardware.

4mb L3 per processor? Yikes. Is the cube daughter card different from those of the AGP PowerMacs?
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Faster cube ? Yes, but at what cost ? Anyway, my new G4 will be much faster later, when I'll add something in it. Each one his turn 8)

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post #9 of 12
I am still thinking of having our cube here upgraded. but because of the slow 100mhz bus I wouldn't bother with anything over a dual 800Mhz. Powerlogix lowered prices today so maybe I'll go ahead.
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post #10 of 12
Sigh... my cube wont be upgraded ever cos its JUST BLOWN UP AGAIN!!! I've tried 3 brand new hard drives (3 different makes) and each time my cube packs up and stops booting after a couple of weeks....

Edit; Brought new motherboard so I might stick an upgrade in at the same time ....Dual 1.4 Ghz ... hmmpf doubt it
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post #11 of 12
I like the sound of dual 1.4 w/4 megs of L3 cache per processor but this sounds like the sort of upgrade that may cost as much as a new midrange machine.
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post #12 of 12
Given that the Dual 1GHz upgrades turn a Cube into a fairly expensive room heater, I wouldn't hold out much hope of seeing two 1.42s in there, nice as it sounds...

Still, I just ordeedr a single 1.2GHz, whoo-hoo!

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