are the new 1.25 being fabbed by IBM???
September 24, 2002 7:05AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
I'm just wondering here since motorola's PPC page still says their top chip is 1Ghz, so could IBM be fabbing the same chip for Apple with better numbers?
Reply 1 of 7
September 24, 2002 2:13PM
If the chip is the 7455, then Moto makes it.
Reply 2 of 7
September 24, 2002 8:31PM
Some 74xxs are (were?) fabbed by IBM, but I don't know if the 1.25s are.
Reply 3 of 7
September 24, 2002 8:48PM
Technically (legally) doesn't Moto (or IBM) have to update their website to reflect the changes? 167Mhz bus and 1.25Ghz?
Reply 4 of 7
September 24, 2002 11:07PM
IBM had never fabbed a G4. Apple asked them to, but I think that fell through. 74xx is a model number only Motorola uses. IBM doesn't make G4s, just G3s.
Reply 5 of 7
September 24, 2002 11:28PM
Kecksy is right. IBM has never made G4s.
Currently, IBM only makes the G3s for Apple.
The Power 4s, on the other hand...
[ 09-25-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
Reply 6 of 7
September 25, 2002 12:22AM
so when Brad? this is from 10/01 (so a year old)....
[quote] Future Roadmap
Enhancements to the current POWER4 system in the coming years will take several directions.
We are in the process of leveraging newer technologies to allow us to increase frequency while further decreasing power. We have already stated we will exploit IBM's low-k technology employed in their 0.13 _m lithography process. We will aggressively increase processor frequencies to the 2+ GHz range while maintaining the system balance our current design offers. <hr></blockquote>
sounds good...but coming to apple when? and with altivec? g
Reply 7 of 7
September 25, 2002 3:32AM
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>sounds good...but coming to apple when? and with altivec?</strong><hr></blockquote>I'll leave that to the Future Hardware forum and my top-secret iChat buddy list.