Dual 1.8gigs by end '03?



  • Reply 81 of 85
    [quote]Originally posted by Macmedia:

    <strong>Ok, got this little tidbit (probably B.S.) from the Yahoo AAPL message board. Take it with your usual grain of salt...


    1.4 GHz Mac coming early next year

    by: Don_Carlos_CA (M/San Carlos, CA)

    12/10/02 01:05 pm

    Msg: 259495 of 259556

    My reply:

    &lt;Motorola is reading a new PowerPC proc.

    Also a new generation of processors coming next year, breaking 2 GHz. &gt;

    When next year? and where did you get this info from?

    His reply:

    "Let's just say I got some info from their vendor.

    1.4 is coming in January and next gen (G5) might be ready for Q3 (more likely in Q4). They always try to meet the MacWorld dates (Jan, Aug) to introduce new products."

    I'll have to see if I can get some details...


    Ok, here's his latest response when I asked about Details:


    G5 will be made using the new MOT 90 nm technology.

    The pipeline and bus will be new, the architecture will change, it will have more cache on the chip.

    The rest is confidential :-)
  • Reply 82 of 85
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Never have your hope setting too high when things are coming from Motorola
  • Reply 83 of 85
    "Never have your hope setting too high when things are coming from Motorola"


    And I feel like saying I'll paint my bum blue and run through Nottingham naked if Moto' deliver a 'G5' by Macworld New York next year.

    But I could come a cropper...

    Lemon Bon Bon :cool:
  • Reply 84 of 85
    If we're to use SPEC2000 as any sort of benchmark of raw performance, then the *estimated* SPEC benchmarks for the IBM PPC 970 ring in around the same as a P4 2.53 Ghz chip. That's a single 1.8Ghz PPC 970.

    You tack two of those suckers together, with hugely more bandwidth and memory speed than the current G4s, and I think it's fair to say that (at least in speculation) there shouldn't be much of a performance gap, despite the Mhz difference. We may even see the Mac pull ahead in certain areas.
  • Reply 85 of 85
    The lastest from Don Carlos:


    by: Don_Carlos_CA (M/San Carlos, CA)

    Â*MOT will have G5 with the same features and speeds of 2+ GHz virtually at the same time, maybe few weeks later.


    and a little later he still saying:


    by: Don_Carlos_CA (M/San Carlos, CA)

    By my account it (G5 proc and computers) should be introduced between Aug 03 (probably just high-end systems) and Jan 04 (desktops).


    Personally, I don't believe it but who knows.

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