New PowerMac Specs

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Since no one really knows what we are getting in august (or whenever) how bout everyone puts specs that they think will happen...within reason. But as you do so remember that Apple is not a magical, but with powerful prosumer machine like the 17" iMac, Apple can now afford to bring its professional machines backup to higher prices. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> :confused: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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  • Reply 1 of 57
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    how old are you? Seriously.
  • Reply 2 of 57
    eupfhoriaeupfhoria Posts: 257member
    [quote]Originally posted by mugwump:

    <strong>how old are you? Seriously.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Where is the relevence in that?



    However, i'm not going to post what i think will come out because I already have many, many times.
  • Reply 3 of 57
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by mugwump:

    <strong>how old are you? Seriously.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Old enough to know that its 10:39, i've been working for the past 12hrs and I need to laugh at some people. Unless you would like to have a personal conversation about my wits vs. yours then we can talk on AOL IM, i think you can figure out my screen name.
  • Reply 4 of 57
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    I'm 17 though, I don't see how it matters.



    How old are you, seriously? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Sorry if i took ur statement harshly and it wasn't meant to be, i suppose i'm just a little cranky without my nap







    [ 07-22-2002: Message edited by: ast3r3x ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 57
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by ast3r3x:

    <strong>Old enough to know that its 10:39, i've been working for the past 12hrs and I need to laugh at some people. Unless you would like to have a personal conversation about my wits vs. yours then we can talk on AOL IM, i think you can figure out my screen name.</strong><hr></blockquote>



  • Reply 6 of 57
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,215member
    I expect nothing less than

    • Dual 1.2 1.4 and 1.6Ghz G4++

      I expect DDR memory up to 12GB

      I expect 5 PCI 64bit slots

      I expect Dual Gigabit Nics

      I expect Serial ATA(Dual Channel)

      I expect a Radeon 9700 overclocked

      I expect minimum of 100GB 7200rpm

      I expect 2 5.25 and 2 3.5 external Bays

      I expect DVDR Standard

      I expect Airport 11g

      I expect Bluetooth

      I expect a Wireless Keyboard and mouse

      I expect AGP 8x

      I expect Firewire 2 4 ports

      I expect the return of the Floppy dammit

      I expect a G5 with 512bit Altivec(Megacomputer)

      I expect HDTV decoding on the motherboard

      I expect SPDIF Coax and Toslink on Jack Pack

      I expect Stereo Speakers

      Hope that's not too much <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

  • Reply 7 of 57
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,215member
    And If I don't get it I'm leaving the Platform!
  • Reply 8 of 57
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>I expect nothing less than

    • Dual 1.2 1.4 and 1.6Ghz G4++

      I expect DDR memory up to 12GB

      I expect 5 PCI 64bit slots

      I expect Dual Gigabit Nics

      I expect Serial ATA(Dual Channel)

      I expect a Radeon 9700 overclocked

      I expect minimum of 100GB 7200rpm

      I expect 2 5.25 and 2 3.5 external Bays

      I expect DVDR Standard

      I expect Airport 11g

      I expect Bluetooth

      I expect a Wireless Keyboard and mouse

      I expect AGP 8x

      I expect Firewire 2 4 ports

      I expect the return of the Floppy dammit

      I expect a G5 with 512bit Altivec(Megacomputer)

      I expect HDTV decoding on the motherboard

      I expect SPDIF Coax and Toslink on Jack Pack

      I expect Stereo Speakers

      Hope that's not too much <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Nope, I was thinking better, with price drops



  • Reply 8 of 57
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    • Dual 1.2 1.4 and 1.6Ghz G4++

      I expect DDR memory up to 12GB

      I expect 4 PCI 64bit slots

      I expect One Gigabit Nics

      I expect minimum of 60GB 7200rpm

      I expect 2 5.25

      I expect DVDR Standard

      I expect Airport 11g

      I expect Bluetooth

      I expect a Keyboard and mouse

      I expect AGP 2x

      I expect Firewire 2 4 ports



      I expect a G5 with 512bit Altivec(Megacomputer)



      I expect Stereo Speakers

    this is what i thnk



    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />



    PS. yes, i did copy an edit from Mr.murchison's post <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 10 of 57
    qaziiqazii Posts: 305member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>I expect nothing less than

    • Dual 1.2 1.4 and 1.6Ghz G4++

      I expect DDR memory up to 12GB

      I expect 5 PCI 64bit slots

      I expect Dual Gigabit Nics

      I expect Serial ATA(Dual Channel)

      I expect a Radeon 9700 overclocked

      I expect minimum of 100GB 7200rpm

      I expect 2 5.25 and 2 3.5 external Bays

      I expect DVDR Standard

      I expect Airport 11g

      I expect Bluetooth

      I expect a Wireless Keyboard and mouse

      I expect AGP 8x

      I expect Firewire 2 4 ports

      I expect the return of the Floppy dammit

      I expect a G5 with 512bit Altivec(Megacomputer)

      I expect HDTV decoding on the motherboard

      I expect SPDIF Coax and Toslink on Jack Pack

      I expect Stereo Speakers

      Hope that's not too much <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    ...and I expect it to be free with a paid .Mac subscription.
  • Reply 11 of 57
    I 'expect'



    up to dual 1.4ghz G4, low end 1ghz,

    up to 2gb ddram,

    standard firewire,

    usb 2,

    agp4x with GeForce4ti standard on high-end model,

    2-button mouse.



    I 'want'



    up to dual 1.6ghz G5, low end 1.2,

    up to 4gb ddram

    firewire 2,

    usb 2,

    agp8x with Radeon 9700 standard on high end model (hey, it coincides with the release date of the Radeon 9700, which supports 8xagp),

    2-button mouse,

    Maya 4.5 bundled,

    $2499 for top end, down to $1499.



    I wonder why my hopes and wants would vary from what's expected? Hmm Apple, are you doing your job? Providing the Newest, most Innovative and Powerful computing solutions?



    Shucks...
  • Reply 12 of 57
    I would LIKE

    AGP8X

    New Form Factor (of course)

    DDR 400 (which I am almost sure wouldnt happen)

    New FSB at least 166

    Firewire 2

    USB2

    Radeon 9700 for the AGP 8x

    Superdrive Standard

    *Maybe* TWO AGP 8X slots.. That would really put Apple ahead.

    Please a 2 button wheel mouse.

    Revised G4's or :crosses fingers: G5's, at 1.2single, 1.4 single OR dual, and 1.6 single or dual.

    Better pricing(HAH!)

    Well, I suppose I will not post my realistic ideas. But seriously, I know it will not happen, but 2 AGP8X slots would REALLY put Apple ahead of the game, and make me feel like my purchase is that much more worth it. So, ya, that is it, I am tired, and I am going to bed soon.
  • Reply 12 of 57
    nitridenitride Posts: 100member
    You guys are whimps.



    I have an old MacMall catalog c. 1995.



    Lets look at some of the prices:



    Power Mac 7500/100 (desktop style): $2699 - no modem,500 meg HD, 16 meg. RAM, 3 full length PCI slots.



    Power Mac 8500/120: $3999 (mini-tower) - no modem, S-Video in/out, 1 gig. HD, 16 meg. RAM, 3 full length PCI slots. 3 front drive bays.



    Power Mac 9500/120: $4599 (tower) - no modem, 16 meg. RAM, 1 gig. HD, 6 PCI slots. 3 front drive bays.



    32 meg. RAM $1149.



    You can today get a dual 1 GHz G4 with 4 PCI, Gigabit ethernet, built in modem, up to 1.5 gig RAM, Superdrive for $3499 ($2999 w/display purchase promo). Plus you get really fast I/O with FireWire and USB. Industry standards so your devices work with macs and PeeCees (many times without d/l or installing drivers).



    If you cant afford to outright purchase any new G4, you are either a teenager or have piss poor credit. There's a concept called financing. Its incredible, but you can actually buy things on "credit" where you make small payments over time.



    Stop whining about prices! You "new" Mac people have no clue how cheap comparitively powerful Macs are to what Apple used to sell (or even many PeeCees, almost none have Gigabit ethernet BUILT IN - read a real DELL catalog, prices are strikingly similar when configured to match a default Mac).



    Man.



    [ 07-23-2002: Message edited by: Nitride ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 57
    rhumgodrhumgod Posts: 1,289member
    I expect a new chip - enough of this Motorollerderby junk we've been subjected to the past umpteen years!



    Power5 variant from IBM will suffice for now.



    But now, is nearly gone...
  • Reply 15 of 57
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>I expect nothing less than

    • Dual 1.2 1.4 and 1.6Ghz G4++

      I expect DDR memory up to 12GB

      I expect 5 PCI 64bit slots

      I expect Dual Gigabit Nics

      I expect Serial ATA(Dual Channel)

      I expect a Radeon 9700 overclocked

      I expect minimum of 100GB 7200rpm

      I expect 2 5.25 and 2 3.5 external Bays

      I expect DVDR Standard

      I expect Airport 11g

      I expect Bluetooth

      I expect a Wireless Keyboard and mouse

      I expect AGP 8x

      I expect Firewire 2 4 ports

      I expect the return of the Floppy dammit

      I expect a G5 with 512bit Altivec(Megacomputer)

      I expect HDTV decoding on the motherboard

      I expect SPDIF Coax and Toslink on Jack Pack

      I expect Stereo Speakers

      Hope that's not too much <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I expect you're going to be disappointed
  • Reply 16 of 57
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    BTW, I expect a shiny, glossy white case and matching LCDs.



    Inside? I don't give a shit...I ain't buying one anyway. They can put a 604e in if they want.



  • Reply 17 of 57
    foamyfoamy Posts: 55member
    I'm hoping for:



    68040 25Mhz

    4MB RAM

    40MB HD

    Floppy



    and maybe, just maybe we'll get a whopping

    12in, 8bit COLOR monitor, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • Reply 18 of 57
    marcsirymarcsiry Posts: 27member
    Shock Horror! A serious reply:



    933, 1 ghz, 2x1.2 ghz

    DDR ram, 166 fsb

    Some mumbo-jumbo about special Apple internal bandwidth technology

    up to 2 gb ram

    60, 80, 120 hd

    2x FW, "5" USB (a la iMac 5), really 3 useful USB

    Dual Opticals, 4 internals (as per the Mystery PDF), on-board hardware RAID ATA100.



    "Real Stuff" coming next year. This will be the Inverse Yikes, as others have described.



    All pure speculation.
  • Reply 19 of 57
    arisaris Posts: 65member
    what i expect:



    if we follow the current little speed bumps and look at the xserv this is what i think will happen.



    dual G4 1.2ghz

    166/333 DDR ram

    AGP 8x (if they dont do this they will be hurtin come this christmas when ATI and Nvidia both have 8x agp cards out)



    USB (mabey 2.0)

    Firewire 2

    ATA 100 HD's (still a little soon for serial)



    now.. what i want:



    dual 2ghz G5

    200/400 DDR ram

    8x AGP

    Serial ATA HD support (along with current parrallel)

    802.11g

    bluetooth

    Firewire 2

    USB 2

    Dual Gigabit Ethernet

    Support for at least 5.1 Surround sound
  • Reply 20 of 57
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    I expect MASSIVE price increases across the entire Powermac lineup. The economy is still mucky, Apple's profits are in jeopardy, and at MWNY Apple's new motto was, "if it is or could be free, then CHARGE for it!". Everything at MWNY pointed towards Apple squeezing profits from every corner they've cut in the past, so I expect that the new Powermacs will have gargantuan price increases to cushion Apple's profits for the next quarter and keep the bottom line in the black.



    Here's what I expect, with prices:



    G4 CPUs



    $1799: 1.0 GHz G4.

    $2499: 1.2 GHz

    $3299: Dual 1.333 GHz



    New muthaboard, with the following:

    133 MHz frontisde bus.

    X-Serve DDR memory controller, supporting 266 MHz PC2100 RAM.

    AGP pro.

    New case design with Batman-tech cooling, and TWO (2) expandable optical drive bays!

    Cooling will be total overkill for G4 CPUs....speculation will ensue at a fevered pitch and continue until the NEXT Powermac revision, which will actually be worth our time.



    Here is what I'm HOPING to see:



    $1499: 1.0 GHz G4.

    133 MHz FSB, PC 133 RAM

    Current motherboard.

    New case design, like the one from the French site, with two optical drive bays.



    $1999: Dual 1.2 GHz G4

    $2699: Dual 1.4 GHz G4

    $3199: Dual 1.6 GHz G4



    All of the dual CPU Powermacs have the following specs:

    Totally new Motherboard and case with Batman-tech turbine cooling system and TWO (2) optical drive bays.

    333 MHz frontside bus (Rapid IO?)

    PC 2700 RAM

    AGP pro

    Firewire2

    USB2



    Of course this second set of predictions is ludicrous, it would never happen, but it's nice to dream sometimes. The low end tower is aimed at those who want a tower but can only pay "consumer" prices. It's essentially an old tech tower: new case, but old mobo and old internals. But for the price, it's a good buy and Apple can maintain good margins on it because the parts are all so old....also, it is a good way for Apple to get business from people who may have previously been planning on buying upgrade CPU cards. At $1499, it's a better deal than an upgrade card for an older Sawtooth tower, so Apple will get extra sales they wouldn't have gotten otherwise.



    All of the dual CPU Powermacs have entirely new mobos and internals. They are the "G5 ready" towers, with cooling and mobos ready for G5s. These new mobos will render bandwidth bottlenecks a thing of the past, and Altivec will finally be able to spread its wings! Also, the dual CPUs will fly with OS X. Notice that by having a low-end GHz Powermac with an older revision mobo, Apple can price the low end dual CPU tower at $2K. This keeps their margins phat on the dual CPU G4s, while having a low priced tower as an alternative.



    Of course, these Dual CPU towers are using G4s fabbed on a 130 nm process, that is how they are clocked to 1.6 GHz. Reality check shows high traces of RDF ionization patterns.



    [ 07-23-2002: Message edited by: Junkyard Dawg ]</p>
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