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post #121 of 127
The only reason I referred to Alienware at all is because they
offer the kind of BTO options that I wish we could order for our Macs.
and of course now they offer the first dual core desktop.



I'm sure Apple will delight us with their innovation eventually......
post #122 of 127
trust me, they will
post #123 of 127
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Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree
The only reason I referred to Alienware at all is because they
offer the kind of BTO options that I wish we could order for our Macs.
and of course now they offer the first dual core desktop.



I'm sure Apple will delight us with their innovation eventually......

I know. I have the new Alienware catalog. The part that's bothering me is the configuration I want only comes with the intel Xeon processors. I want the Opterons damn it! I'm not a big intel fan even though I hear they render a little faster.
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post #124 of 127
Man when people get on our cases about Apple's market share,
imagine the market share AMD will have when their hot new processors
start at over $1,500 and you still have to run XP Pro. Arghhhhhh!

Even so,
What makes the AMD dual cores so cool is that they are pin compatible
with existing 90nm Opterons. So a dual Opteron setup could be converted to a Quad simply by plugging in the new chips.

If I knew this would also be a feature offered in the Apple towers,
there wouldn't be so much to worry about as long as your motherboard
could handle the upgrade.

Apple really doesn't need to offer the fastest computer on the planet, right out of the box, but crippling the users upgrade options is a serious
problem.

This STILL does not solve the PCI-E issue and that's why I haven't ordered an existing tower.
I'm not getting stuck with an AGP only motherboard
if they're going to change to PCI-E within 6 months.

If the TS predictions are correct, then I might as well
buy a reduced price 2.0 to hold me over.

I don't know if I can handle another six weeks of Apple's
PowerMac winter.
post #125 of 127
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Originally posted by hmurchison




Judging from the graphic above the Dual-Core Athlon/Opterons will share a memory controller via the crossbar connect.

thats what i said. DualCore = 1 Memory Controller, 2 Single Core = 2 Memory Controller
post #126 of 127
Quote:
Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree
The only reason I referred to Alienware at all is because they
offer the kind of BTO options that I wish we could order for our Macs.
and of course now they offer the first dual core desktop.



I'm sure Apple will delight us with their innovation eventually......

Apple can't be Dell, Alienware, IBM, HP and all other PC manufacturers in one.
JLL

95% percent of the boat is owned by Microsoft, but the 5% Apple controls happens to be the rudder!
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95% percent of the boat is owned by Microsoft, but the 5% Apple controls happens to be the rudder!
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post #127 of 127
Apple can't be all those in one, but, dammit, it should be offering the PowerMac and it's category of users (power users, no BS customers) the ability to ALWAYS stay on the bleeding edge of technology, not wait for theatrical presentations by Sir Jobs and his minions when he feels its best.

No 400GB HD options? No latest graphics cards options? etc?

This game is getting old for power users. Give us the fucking goods. Give the theatrics for the consumer crap.

I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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