CONFIRMED IBM Power PC 970

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Here is it shipping in the second half of 2003 starting at 1.8ghz.



<a href="http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2002/10/13/rtr749520.html"; target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2002/10/13/rtr749520.html</a>;



[ 10-14-2002: Message edited by: Addison ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 489
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    very cool stuff. Looks legit too.



    Now we have to see what all the OFFICIAL stuff will be like.



    Expect getting indoctrinated and convinced that 64bit is the COOL thing you want in a computer... forget GHz
  • Reply 2 of 489
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    So is this what we were waiting till the 15th to hear? This is the power4 'lite' so I believe it is!!



    Second half of next year is gonna rock, hehehe
  • Reply 3 of 489
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    [quote]Originally posted by Addison:

    <strong>Here is it shipping in the second half of 2003 starting at 1.8ghz.



    <a href="http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2002/10/13/rtr749520.html"; target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2002/10/13/rtr749520.html</a></strong><hr></blockquote>;



    Please note that the linked article is embargoed until April 1st. That is April Fool's Day for those of you outside the USA.
  • Reply 3 of 489
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    Ya I'm excited BUT this won't help make people change their views on Ghz. I mean by that time Intel will be at 5+ Ghz and Apple will have what, Dual 1.8?
  • Reply 5 of 489
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Now the question is:



    What we are going to see in Spring 2003?



    There gotta be something to come before the PPC 970 comes out of door



    Moto's PPC 7500 at 1.5Ghz top? Maybe.......



    [ 10-13-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 489
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mr. Me:

    <strong>Please note that the linked article is embargoed until April 1st. That is April Fool's Day for those of you outside the USA.</strong><hr></blockquote>Nah, that 12:01 Eastern time, 0401 Greenwich Mean Time. It doesn't have a day - presumably it's for Monday, and they jumped the gun by a few hours.
  • Reply 7 of 489
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:

    <strong>Now the question is:



    What we are going to see in Spring 2003?



    There gotta be something to come before the PPC 970 comes out of door



    [ 10-13-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'll put it out again, a G4++ from moto with new mobo.
  • Reply 7 of 489
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    If PPC 970 is launched at 1.8Ghz top. I think the PPC 7500 G4+++ will be around 1.4-1.6 highest.



    I know the main difference is 64bit vs 32bit....but average joes don't care



    Well......to me.....that means I will have to make around round of money spending to pay for the software that really takes advantage of 64bit processors......if I want speed



    Oh by the way KidRed. Why are you so sure about this???? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">



    [ 10-13-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 489
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    1.8GHz by the end of next year? Hello, McFly! This isn't great news. I just hope it's not too little too late.
  • Reply 10 of 489
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    It will begin production near the end of next year? Sounds like a g5 launch at MacWorld SF in January, 2004.
  • Reply 11 of 489
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    If one 1.8GHz PPC970s isn't enough to clobber Intel and AMD, two should do the job. The 970 presumably has Altivec and a VERY high IPC. I wouldn't worry too much about the P4, although the Opteron could pose a threat.



    Does anyone know if the 970 has separate or shared buses for multiple CPUs?
  • Reply 12 of 489
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>Nah, that 12:01 Eastern time, 0401 Greenwich Mean Time. It doesn't have a day - presumably it's for Monday, and they jumped the gun by a few hours.</strong><hr></blockquote>As IBM is not scheduled to make the announcement until Tuesday, it would seem they jumped the gun by more than a few hours.
  • Reply 13 of 489
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    [quote]Originally posted by Kecksy:

    <strong>

    Does anyone know if the 970 has separate or shared buses for multiple CPUs?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    More importantly (I think), how quickly can it scale to two or more cores? I think two cores are better than two chips, even if the two processor system is running on highly efficient busses. Of course, two chips with a nice bus architecture are better than a one core chip....
  • Reply 14 of 489
    wow, a truly confirmed thread??? What is this world comming to?



    psst, dose anyone know if my qs 867 can be upgraded to one of these
  • Reply 15 of 489
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    [quote]Originally posted by mugwump:

    <strong>It will begin production near the end of next year? Sounds like a g5 launch at MacWorld SF in January, 2004.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Nope, we'll have it by next fall, relax.
  • Reply 16 of 489
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    2H03 doesn't mean the end of next year. It could mean as early as July 2003...
  • Reply 17 of 489
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mr. Me:

    <strong>



    As IBM is not scheduled to make the announcement until Tuesday, it would seem they jumped the gun by more than a few hours.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    No, the article says IBM announced the chip Monday, and someone in the new department didn't see the embargo notice. They gave us early news. Tuesday is when IBM presents the technical details of the chip at the Microprocessor Forum.
  • Reply 18 of 489
    Dude, why the frick are you getting your panties up in a knot because the thing only runs at 1.8 GHz. I don't care what speed the CPUs Apple uses run at as long as they are truly faster than x86 based machines. The POWER4 chip runs at what, top speed 1.3 GHz or something? Might even be lower than the G4 for all I know, but who cares? The thing is a moster, and having a PowerPC processor that goes into Mac systems based on the same technology is killer. I think I'm gonna pee my pants come Tuesday.



    LETS GO BIG BLUE
  • Reply 19 of 489
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    if this is tru i think apple should buy another page of the NYtimes and instead of welcoming IBM (the did this before no?) they should put a thank you
  • Reply 20 of 489
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    It's seems is will wait until July 2003 to change my G3 333 in my office. This computer will rock
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