New G4 800-TI multiprocessor capable!
July 24, 2002 12:28PM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
According to Macbidouille the new G4-800 TI lap tops have motherboards have sockets for two processors. They say if you remove the keyboard the socket is clearly visable.
Reply 1 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:32PM
Portable Titanium pencake frying pan. Yum
Reply 2 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:33PM
What? That would be crazy, but I would like to be wrong....
Reply 3 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:52PM
Off to Current Hardware...
Reply 4 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:56PM
Moving to current hardware means the current TiPowerbooks already have said second socket??
Reply 5 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:58PM
He said the NEW CURRENT 800 Powerbook has a second socket for a processor...at least that is what the french site says.
By the way, nice sig. I WAS included in one of Apple's target markets.
[ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: Bodhi ]</p>
Reply 6 of 29
July 24, 2002 12:59PM
Anyone care to take the keyboard off of one and snap some pics?
Reply 7 of 29
July 24, 2002 1:06PM
Oh, current is as current does.
I don't ever expect to be included in any of Apple's target markets, yet I will buy my next computer from Apple, if that makes any sense at all.
Reply 8 of 29
July 24, 2002 1:07PM
They could be planning to go multiproc in the future, but that would require getting a handle on the heat though. 800MHz frying pan is right.
Reply 9 of 29
July 24, 2002 1:09PM
The thing I have noticed the most on my Ti 800 compared to my Ti 400 and 550 from before is that the keys get very warm. But the heat seems to be more evenly dispersed, throughout the entire unit rather than just one very hot spot.
Reply 10 of 29
July 24, 2002 1:14PM
How is this current hardware when Apple has yet to implement a second processor. I think what
was insinuating is that the next revision will have dual processors...
Reply 11 of 29
July 24, 2002 1:49PM
If this second processor socket does exist, then it's a great sign for those of us waiting for a 12.1" G4 iBook.
The simple existence of the socket would indicate that Apple is planning for future (albeit a distant one) distinction between the iBook and PowerBook lines.
Though people now accept that the eMac, iMac, and current PowerMacs all run a G4 chip, these forums are filled with people who refuse to believe the PowerBook and iBook could both have a G4 at the same time.
Adding dual-processor PowerBook machines to the lineup would eliminate much of the "why would anyone buy a PowerBook when the iBook has a G4?" arguments.
Reply 12 of 29
July 24, 2002 3:35PM
Okay, I have a TiPB 800 DVI, and I have looked under the keyboard quite a bit and seen nothing that looks like a second socket...so if someone thinks they know something, tell me what I should be looking for.
Reply 13 of 29
July 24, 2002 6:18PM
I assume that if you can see the first processor it should look something like that. If it is true thatthere are two sockets in some boards then the must be fabing processors in a lower size thus reducing the heat to an acceptable level.
Don't shoot the messenger.
PS Since the topic is abot the possibility of a DP G4-TI book I think I posted it to the forum.
Reply 14 of 29
July 24, 2002 8:50PM
i'll have one in a week or so. i'll take it apart and take pictures. i'll post 'em here and let you all decide.
edit: btw, this is about the CURRENT model of 800 Mhz TiBooks, so CURRENT hardware would be the place to be.
[ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: alcimedes ]</p>
Reply 15 of 29
July 24, 2002 9:37PM
[quote]Originally posted by Addison:
<strong>According to Macbidouille the new G4-800 TI lap tops have motherboards have sockets for two processors. They say if you remove the keyboard the socket is clearly visable.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Actually, from what I recall reading earlier today, Macbidouille is reporting that it has "heard" that recent TiBooks come with a second processor socket. The editor is stating that he would like to see pictures of that rumored socket if anybody has actually seen it. So Macbidouille is looking for confirmation, but has no evidence itself.
IMHO, this particular report is about as substantive as Ryan Meader telling us yesterday to "expect DDR266, or at the outside, DDR333 -- DDR400 may be possible with Apple's new controller but cost and supply are not favorable." Note: otherwise Macbidouille rocks, after all it brought us pics of the upcoming PowerMac! Let's hope Macbidouille is right on the August 5 intro date!
Reply 16 of 29
July 24, 2002 9:50PM
That doesn't make any sense. Apple's multiprocessor Macs only have on socket. AFAIK, the PowerBook G4's CPU is connected directly to the motherboard.
Reply 17 of 29
July 25, 2002 2:14AM
Bodhi...you said that you have a Ti800. So unscrew the keyboard and take some pics already!
<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 18 of 29
July 25, 2002 10:32AM
I think I would have to wear my
BBQ Gloves on my lap
Otherwise, i might just get burnt...
in two years time,
when I go off the collegio,
multiple processor portables are avaliable as single ones are today
<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> :cool: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 19 of 29
July 25, 2002 10:50AM
I finally found the quote from Macbidouille in another thread in FH. Still can't find the deep URL.
[quote]"Je n'ai pas de photos, mais aux US, une personne dit avoir trouvé dans un Powerbook G4 800 tout neuf une carte mère assez étrange.
Elle aurait 2 emplacements processeur (bien qu'un seul soit fourni)."<hr></blockquote>
Apparently the person claiming to have a PB with two processor sockets is in the US. As
points out, the dual provessor sockets claim doesn't make much sense. Maybe that person is confusing memory sockets with processor sockets. My hunch is that that "US person" got sick of fooling the US rumors sites and branched out into fooling Macbidouille. Either way, I say bah-loh-ney.
Reply 20 of 29
July 25, 2002 2:19PM
Why is it taking so freakin' long for someone with an 800 TiBook to open theirs up and answer this question??!?
Is it that not as many people here have an 800 as they say they do?