New PowerMac specs



  • Reply 281 of 300
    [quote] BTW Moonraker, I think you mean "Beyond the rumor sites. Way beyond." which has the American spelling of rumor, not the British. Just thought I'd be a brat about it since you're quoting <hr></blockquote>

    That would be English 'humour' haunebu
  • Reply 281 of 300
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    1.6GHz is not realistic.

    There are 2 ways how to predict processor speeds, based on past announcements:

    a: % prediction, if that worked, 1470MHz would ahve been the most you could have expected, but %-prediction obviously doesn't work

    b: MHz prediction, according to that, we can expect a maximum of 1233MHz. So those 1250 rumored MHz are actually pretty close to it and are probably only above those 233MHz plus, because of the arguable shift to a 166MHz bus. (Ie due to multipliers).

    Expecting a 60% speed increase from one generation to the other, without changing CPU class would have been a world first.

    The main problem isn't the CPU speed anyway, but the system bus and RAM. And since that is also tied in with the CPU, it all depends on the CPU and thus on Motorola, who have failed to do msot things right in the past 3 years.

    Still, 1250MHz, 166MHz bus (the DDR hack being of no importance for desktop use) and OS X 10.2 withb gcc3, we can expect a fairly decent speed bump.

    Whether that justifies the considerably higher price on the high-end model is yet to be seen, judging by the other components we don't know of yet.

    My 2c.

  • Reply 283 of 300

    fast - $100 increase in price

    faster - $200 increase in price

    fastest - $300 increase in price

  • Reply 284 of 300
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    fast and faster because +1 CPU

    fastest: ??? to show that it's really great?

    ==&gt; to rip off power users once again.

  • Reply 285 of 300
    apple rumors page, shows us that the 1.2 model is gonna be the highest , if that is so i think that is a bit lame.

    they went from, 867 to 1 gig that is a 13,3 procent increase that is not enough, whe might be faster in the adobe stuf, but i recognized a lot of thing on windows that worked much better, games is a known fact

    but internet is very weak on a mac, a windows machine, controls it better, but im shure it is al depending on microsoft,im stil my little mac lover and i cant wait for the new powermac

    greats <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 286 of 300
    well i was going to say because the rumor sites are full of it, but your reasoning sounds much better!
  • Reply 287 of 300
    and remember the atari tt, it was 400 mhz with an 86030 proccessor so everything is possible.!!!!

  • Reply 288 of 300
    I have read many of the messages on this topic and am not surprised by the feelings that have been expressed - is anyone? Apple produce and market products that are designed to stimulate emotions, from the operating system and associated software, to the case design, to the innards that make a pointed reference to the 'chip'. It is this last point that many people feel aggrieved about, and Apple has, in this instance, become a victim of its own marketing. Who can remember the campaign that stated that the G4's had the power to burn Pentiums? I do. This comparison, along with the bake off methods that we saw on a regular basis at various macworld's created the impression that not only was the software superior, but the hardware was too. We are now more sceptical. Apple has realised this, and sought to counter it with the megahertz myth, possessing a (large) grain of truth. Although helpful, it is ultimately negative, and still leads to a comparison between the Mac and the windows machine. This comparative method has grown since the ‘switch’ campaign. As a long time Mac user, I wished such a campaign had occurred during the ‘dark days’. Although effective, it has once again created a comparison between the two platforms, hence the anger of the supposed specs on the new powermacs. Everyone on the board can list the numerous improvements that PC’s have had in the last few years, and when compared to the Mac as the campaign suggests, we are uneasy. Apple is uneasy too. Comparisons with PC’s involve specs, design and price. We can say with honesty that they have design and user experience (on the whole) down. Can we say the same regarding price and specs?

    I am not about to suggest that the sky is falling. I just believe that the disappointment on the board demonstrates the problem Apple has created for itself in a desire to increase its market share against the other 95 per cent. My solutions? Unfortunately, I am nowhere near the 1$ a year guy to make any suggestions that would matter.
  • Reply 289 of 300
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    in my email....

    Arrived at 11:35 PDT

    Apple announced new Power Mac G4 and eMac computers today. We are adding extra RAM at no charge, plus free ground shipping. Place your pre-orders today!

    Power Mac G4 (Dual 867MHz 256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM/60GB/ComboDrive(DVD-ROM/CD-RW)/GigEnet/56K modem) with an extra 256MB FREE $1699

    Power Mac G4 (Dual 1GHz 256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM/80GB/SuperDrive(DVD-R/CD-RW)/GigEnet/56K modem) with an extra 256MB FREE $2499

    Power Mac G4 (Dual 1.25GHz 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM/120GB/SuperDrive(DVD-R/CD-RW)/GigEnet/56K modem) with an extra 512MB FREE $3299

    <a href=" d=mail" target="_blank"> d=mail</a>

    Also, Apple lowered prices on the eMac, and added a SuperDrive model:

    eMac (800MHzG4/256MB/60GB/SuperDrive/NVIDIA/Modem) with an extra 256MB FREE $1499

    <a href=" d=mail" target="_blank"> d=mail</a>

    Prices on the iMac dropped (the CDRW model is now $1299 and the Combo drive model is $1499).

    We also have some great prices on factory-refurbished iBooks and PowerBooks:

    iBook G3 600MHz/128MB/15G/DVD 12.1" Apple Refurbished\t$1079.00\t

    iBook G3 600MHZ/128MB/20G/COMBO 12.1" Apple Refurbished\t$1185.00

    PowerBook G4 667MHz/512Mb/30G/DVD/Airport 15.2" Apple Refurbished $2099

    <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;

    And, as always, remember you earn frequent flyer miles on every purchase!


    an ExperCom site
  • Reply 290 of 300
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    store is up, 1.25GHz on top, leaked case.


    well its not anymore, but it was for a few secs

    powermac page is still the old one, too bad, coz that's the really interesting sheet plz...


    [ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: G-News ]</p>
  • Reply 291 of 300
    Well, at least the case isn't WHITE.
  • Reply 293 of 300
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    6-8 weeks shipping time on the top model, WTF????

    why do they even bother announcing that then?

    no radeon 9700 BTO either atm, too bad, I'll have to wait.

    [ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: G-News ]</p>
  • Reply 293 of 300
    And bravo, if the store page I'm looking at is correct, the 867 model includes 1MB of L3 cache per processor! I was afraid Apple would dump the L3 cache to get the price down. And dual optical drive bays!

    [ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: BrunoBruin ]</p>
  • Reply 295 of 300
    This is a fine update, I can't believe the ones complaining. Look at the dual 867 MHz G4 with 2x 1 MB L3 cache for 1699$ !!!!!!!! That's a sweet deal!

    compare that to the old single 800 without L3 cache...and just for 100$ more

    PLUS more internal expansion (HD, RAM etc.)

    This rocks!!
  • Reply 296 of 300
    [quote]This rocks!! <hr></blockquote>

    Well, I don't know if it ROCKS, but it's a solid upgrade and the base machine is a great value. If Steve had unveiled these at MWNY instead of letting speculation get totally out of hand for a month, I think people would be happier.
  • Reply 297 of 300
    wfzellewfzelle Posts: 137member
    166 Mhz FSB, finally. I'm going to replace my G3/266 (oc'd from 233) with the dual 1 Ghz. Do you think I'll notice the difference in OS X?

    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 298 of 300
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    Adobe itself admits these new machines are faster than any PC in Photoshop. Makes me wonder if those dual 1GHz tests done over at that Digital Video site were bogus. Either that or the 167MHz bus and DDR-hack help alot.
  • Reply 299 of 300
    wormboywormboy Posts: 220member
    I'm happy with this update. Small notes:

    the machine now has 2 large optical bays; the small ZIP bay is dead.

    Hmmm, no speakers or airport with the Best configuration...

    GF4 Ti is available as a build to order option (+250 smackers).
  • Reply 300 of 300
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    I'll keep this open but move it to Current Hardware...
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