New G4 Specs: 1.13 top, dual 1Ghz mid, 933 low [mosr]

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
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Thursday, January 24 4:20 PM EDT

Several of our oldest Apple sources have come forward to confirm that Apple will indeed be releasing PowerMacs in the near future -- although the exact date is a mystery even to most insiders. Among the confirmed details are nVIDIA GeForce4 graphics accelerators in high-end models, faster hard disks (although size changes will be minimal, if any), no new memory subsystem (DDR SDRAM will wait for the G5, slated for Macworld New York, apparently, and will be 200MHz+ real clock, 400MHz+ effective clock)....and a greatly expanded preloaded software inventory to coincide with the introduction of OS X as the default operating system.

As for processor speeds, the sources uniformly reported 933MHz, 1GHz, and 1.13GHz as their expectations, but were hesitant to describe their information as 'confirmed'. 1.13GHz is known to be the ceiling for the current crop of Apollo G4 processors, but the low-end is less certain; Apple wants there to be a MHz gap between the high-end G4 iMac and the low-end PMG4, but 866MHz would serve this nearly as well.

No clear predictions were made in this arena, but it stands to reason that the mid-range processor, at 1GHz, would be used in a dual-processor model, making the lineup more accurately 866-933MHz for the entry-level PMG4, 1.13GHz for the mid-range model, and Dual 1GHz for the high-end. Very impressive indeed -- if accurate, we won't have to wait long to find out.

While we're on the subject, if any retailers out there want to more or less bribe us to promote them shameless at every opportunity, an advance promise of one of the new dual-processor PowerMacs would certainly do the trick ;-)

More updates this evening, including a very interesting reader report about suspicious activity at certain Apple Stores.....
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  • Reply 1 of 42
    [quote]Originally posted by janitor:

    <strong>------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Thursday, January 24 4:20 PM EDT

    Several of our oldest Apple sources have come forward to confirm that Apple will indeed be releasing PowerMacs in the near future -- although the exact date is a mystery even to most insiders. Among the confirmed details are nVIDIA GeForce4 graphics accelerators in high-end models, faster hard disks (although size changes will be minimal, if any), no new memory subsystem (DDR SDRAM will wait for the G5, slated for Macworld New York, apparently, and will be 200MHz+ real clock, 400MHz+ effective clock)....and a greatly expanded preloaded software inventory to coincide with the introduction of OS X as the default operating system.

    As for processor speeds, the sources uniformly reported 933MHz, 1GHz, and 1.13GHz as their expectations, but were hesitant to describe their information as 'confirmed'. 1.13GHz is known to be the ceiling for the current crop of Apollo G4 processors, but the low-end is less certain; Apple wants there to be a MHz gap between the high-end G4 iMac and the low-end PMG4, but 866MHz would serve this nearly as well.

    No clear predictions were made in this arena, but it stands to reason that the mid-range processor, at 1GHz, would be used in a dual-processor model, making the lineup more accurately 866-933MHz for the entry-level PMG4, 1.13GHz for the mid-range model, and Dual 1GHz for the high-end. Very impressive indeed -- if accurate, we won't have to wait long to find out.

    While we're on the subject, if any retailers out there want to more or less bribe us to promote them shameless at every opportunity, an advance promise of one of the new dual-processor PowerMacs would certainly do the trick ;-)

    More updates this evening, including a very interesting reader report about suspicious activity at certain Apple Stores.....</strong><hr></blockquote>



    mmm..gossip.

  • Reply 2 of 42
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    Now someone at Accelerateyourmac forums is stating that they have "real" info regarding a G5 announcement at Seybold.



    <a href="http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000546.html"; target="_blank">Click for thread</a>
  • Reply 3 of 42
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

    <strong>Now someone at Accelerateyourmac forums is stating that they have "real" info regarding a G5 announcement at Seybold.



    <a href="http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000546.html"; target="_blank">Click for thread</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    mmmmmm, hope so
  • Reply 4 of 42
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    [quote]Originally posted by janitor:

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    Several of our oldest Apple sources </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Translation: Meaders 93 year old grand-grand parents who used to help the Jobs with their garden around the time when Steve and Steve fooled around with microprocessors in the garage are beginning to hear things coming from the walls of the old peoples home they now live in.
  • Reply 5 of 42
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,393member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

    <strong>Now someone at Accelerateyourmac forums is stating that they have "real" info regarding a G5 announcement at Seybold.



    <a href="http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000546.html"; target="_blank">Click for thread</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well, I checked out the link. Whether or not its true is another matter. Nonetheless, I'm enjoying reading all the G5 speculation and rumors.



    - Mark
  • Reply 6 of 42
    Hot damn, that low-end Powermac looks amazing.
  • Reply 7 of 42
    Maybe "Beyond the Rumor Sites" just meant "Later than the Rumors Sites."



  • Reply 8 of 42
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,393member
    Well, I just hope that when Apple does release the G5, it's the real G5 and not the apollo.



    I can't wait to stop using my 8600/200. A G5 should be a rather noticeable speed increase and, I'll be able to run OS X.



    - Mark
  • Reply 8 of 42
    majukimajuki Posts: 114member
    Heh...Why do people have to ruin their 'confirmed' specs by saying that the G5's will sport USB 1.0 ports. Heh.
  • Reply 10 of 42
    [quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

    <strong>Now someone at Accelerateyourmac forums is stating that they have "real" info regarding a G5 announcement at Seybold.



    <a href="http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000546.html"; target="_blank">Click for thread</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, we are to believe that Apple, the most secretive company in the world, let some Apple reseller know about new products it is going to release two months from now. Exact specs no less. Puff Puff.
  • Reply 11 of 42
    [quote]Originally posted by Majuki:

    <strong>Heh...Why do people have to ruin their 'confirmed' specs by saying that the G5's will sport USB 1.0 ports. Heh.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ... or asuming that Gigawire is simply Firewire 2.0 because it sounds similar.
  • Reply 12 of 42
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    [quote]Originally posted by Majuki:

    <strong>Heh...Why do people have to ruin their 'confirmed' specs by saying that the G5's will sport USB 1.0 ports. Heh.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well, Apple won't be adopting USB 2 any time soon I'm sure.And if you are tlaking about USB 1.1/USB 1.0 it's a common error, I didn't know we were on USB 1.1 why why would everyone else? Also, maybe they mean version '1' as in first gen and not version # specific.
  • Reply 13 of 42
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    [quote]Originally posted by apple.otaku:

    <strong>



    Yeah, we are to believe that Apple, the most secretive company in the world, let some Apple reseller know about new products it is going to release two months from now. Exact specs no less. Puff Puff.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    and it's from the "horse's mouth"! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Steve is calling all of the resellers and letting them know 'what's up'
  • Reply 14 of 42
    max8319max8319 Posts: 347member
    mosr is useless except for a good read. they don't konw anything. don't rely on them.
  • Reply 16 of 42
    That post at xlr8 is bullsh!t. The author even said so himself, he's doing it to test the rumor sites, to see which one picks up his post and fabricates "sources" for it. A very interesting experiment, but he was stupid to say what's up in the same thread. He should have just mailed those specs to all the rumor sites.
  • Reply 17 of 42
    double post



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  • Reply 18 of 42
    qaziiqazii Posts: 305member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>That post at xlr8 is bullsh!t. The author even said so himself, he's doing it to test the rumor sites, to see which one picks up his post and fabricates "sources" for it. A very interesting experiment, but he was stupid to say what's up in the same thread. He should have just mailed those specs to all the rumor sites.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Heh, maybe we should have a contest and see who can get the craziest things posted on the rumor sites.



    In this era of all these false rumors flying around, AI gets the credibility award simply by saying nothing.
  • Reply 19 of 42
    a10t2a10t2 Posts: 191member
    [quote]Originally posted by qazII:

    <strong>Heh, maybe we should have a contest and see who can get the craziest things posted on the rumor sites. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Or how about a contest to see who can get closest to the actual specs? Here's my guess (based on no insider information whatsoever):



    G4s @ 1.0, 1.13x2, 1.2 GHz - no case redesign. I think Seybold is a good intro date.
  • Reply 20 of 42
    Why would Apple have a faster mid-end machine than the high-end? I'm sorry, bu I'm afraid that all these silly new G4 rumors are all bull. What happened to the 22nd 23rd or 24th? Wait....maybe its the 25th 26th or 27th? One rumor thing had an ATI Radeon 7500 in the low-end PowerMac.......ATI doesnt even make a freakin 7500 for Macs. I'm giong to "confirm" that all these rumors won't be true.
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