TS reveals specs

Posted:
in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
http://thinksecret.com/news/0504macs.html



Dual-2GHz

512K L2 cache per processor

Dual 1GHz frontside buses

512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (4GB max.)

160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

128MB DDR SDRAM ATI Radeon 9600 video card

Dual-2.3GHz

512K L2 cache per processor

Dual 1.15GHz frontside buses

512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (8GB max.)

250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

128MB DDR SDRAM ATI Radeon 9600 video card

Dual-2.7GHz

512K L2 cache per processor

Dual 1.35GHz frontside buses

512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (8GB max.)

250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

256MB DDR SDRAM ATI Radeon 9650 video card



see for more at TS



Edit: no Blu-ray, what a dissapointment, just kidding
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 138
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    Just a bump, but it looks good. I think I'll be grabbing the 2.3Ghz when it comes out, after Apple ships it 2 months later that is.
  • Reply 2 of 138
    Check out the updated iMac specs...... (from the same TS link)



    "the updated iMac G5, code-named Q45 C/D, will reach 2GHz, while video memory is doubled to 128MB and the card itself upgraded to ATI's Radeon 9600. All models will also feature Bluetooth 2.0 and will ship pre-installed with Tiger and iLife '05.



    Two 17-inch and one 20-inch model will continue to be offered in the following configurations:



    * "Good" 17-inch, 1.8GHz

    o 512K L2 cache

    o 512MB DDR SDRAM

    o 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

    o Combo Drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM)



    * "Better" 17-inch, 2GHz

    o 512K L2 cache

    o 512MB DDR SDRAM

    o 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

    o SuperDrive (supporting dual-layer as well as DVD±RW/CD-RW burning)



    * "Best" 20-inch, 2GHz

    o 512K L2 cache

    o 512MB DDR SDRAM

    o 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

    o SuperDrive (supporting dual-layer as well as DVD±RW/CD-RW burning)



    Other specifications will remain unchanged; pricing is expected to remain in line with current models."





    Seems a video card upgrade is looking more hopeful! About time although a widely predicted move given core image requirements in Tiger. I realise the NVidia 5200 supports core image but the ATI 9600 is definitely an improvement!!??



    Great! Definitely waiting till end of month before I order one.
  • Reply 3 of 138
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    I think I can feel a 20" iMac G5 2ghz coming on.
  • Reply 4 of 138
    What is a Radeon 9650? Never heard of it, and it's nowhere to be found on ati.com....
  • Reply 5 of 138
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Patrik_L

    What is a Radeon 9650? Never heard of it, and it's nowhere to be found on ati.com....





    hmmmm.... it's not on the list of Tiger supported cards on apple.com either! I've never heard of it. \
  • Reply 6 of 138
    fieldorfieldor Posts: 213member
    I think the 9650 is a 9600 with some extra features. I concluded this because their was a 9550 with DX 9 support.



    I googled it, but couldn't find more on short notice.
  • Reply 7 of 138
    gsxrboygsxrboy Posts: 565member
    You missed the important bit about TS not knowing if they are 970MP's or 970GX... so it can be supa xtra special yet...
  • Reply 8 of 138
    squozensquozen Posts: 66member
    Gotta hope so. I won't be very excited about a mere 200Mhz speed bump with no PCI-Express.



    /me continues sitting on his wallet.
  • Reply 9 of 138
    tednditedndi Posts: 1,921member
    3ghz by summer





    ...summer 2006 that is \
  • Reply 10 of 138
    fieldorfieldor Posts: 213member
    I think if they update this week or this month. They will get a new update by christmas with ?blu-ray?, speed bump and new graphics and connectors.



    Off topic: I think I know why the xbox 2 wasn't announced at GDC. Apple is using same type of proccessors as the new xbox in their new lineup. Apple, with its secrecy didn't want Microsoft to get the scoop of dual cores. Just an idea.
  • Reply 11 of 138
    xflarexflare Posts: 199member
    ...no sign of new iBooks Looks like they might not see an update until sometime in the summer....probably when the next Powerbook update comes along.
  • Reply 12 of 138
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    weren't the 970mp and 970gx supposed to have more L2 cache? 1MB?



    [edited grammar]
  • Reply 13 of 138
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    weren't the 970mp and 970gx supossed to have more L2 cache? 1MB?



    I thought the same thing, will be kind of disappointing if it turns out not to be.
  • Reply 14 of 138
    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Relic

    I thought the same thing, will be kind of disappointing if it turns out not to be.



    Yeah, that's what I noticed too. It looks like these are just dual processor machines, not dual core.
  • Reply 15 of 138
    xflarexflare Posts: 199member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    weren't the 970mp and 970gx supposed to have more L2 cache? 1MB?



    [edited grammar]




    Yes I believe the specs for the dual core 970MP are 1mb of L2 cache.... these new specs list 512k..so it seems these are still the old single core chips.
  • Reply 16 of 138
    Quote:

    Originally posted by xflare

    ...no sign of new iBooks Looks like they might not see an update until sometime in the summer....probably when the next Powerbook update comes along.



    If the iBook's aren't being upgraded along with the PowerMac, eMac and iMac at the same time, this could mean the iBook receives a new design.
  • Reply 17 of 138
    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gsxrboy

    You missed the important bit about TS not knowing if they are 970MP's or 970GX... so it can be supa xtra special yet...



    They can't not know the processor and say they know the cache *shrug*
  • Reply 18 of 138
    mikenapmikenap Posts: 94member
    I cant believe that would be the yearly update for there Pro line. they need to spark sales of the big iron which in turn will look good for there pro Apps. I'm believing for more than a 2.7FX.... it that's it, it would suck.
  • Reply 19 of 138
    TS may be close on these specs, but they are still not sure

    about dual core vs single core processors.



    This tells me that their source is just speculating as we are.



    The front page article also did not clearly specify PCI-X

    or PCI-E with the doubling of GPU RAM



    If this forecast is correct then once again, many will be disappointed

    that Apple has fallen behind on the pro video PCI-E issue.



    There is also no mention of water cooling vs fan cooling for these

    processors.



    I have to consider that any leaks at this time may have been deliberately planted to trace the source.



    I suppose many will be content that this release will be a Rev C G5

    in the existing chassis rather than a Rev A in some new form factor.
  • Reply 20 of 138
    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mikenap

    I cant believe that would be the yearly update for there Pro line. they need to spark sales of the big iron which in turn will look good for there pro Apps. I'm believing for more than a 2.7FX.... it that's it, it would suck.



    It would not suck if it was "only" 2.5 GHz but in quad configuration (double dual core). Or usual dual processor but up to 3-3.2 GHz. But it is true that this report has lower expectations even from the most conservative estimations I have read so far.



    I think if this prediction/report comes out true, then people here and elsewhere need to start getting used to the new Apple reality. Otherwise I see them either taking pills for breakfast or switching.
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