Itanium 2 for Powermacs

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Is anyone hear clued up about the Itanium 2? I'm just wondering about the chances of this chip making its way into future powermacs. Having read the overview at Ars, I can see the benefits of the architechture. IA-64 is 64 bit, clean and the RISC nature (+ advanced piplelining / branch prediction) would undoubtedly lend itself well to future apple machines. The main stumbling block I can see is the cost - but this will surely drop to 'acceptable' levels in the near future.

Just a thought


  • Reply 1 of 2
    nevynnevyn Posts: 360member
    Heh, the one thing that's _not_ clear is that the cost will drop to a reasonable level.

    The Xeons still cost a fair chunk, and the Itanium2 is aimed at the Xeon's market....

    Reducing the power requirements also doesn't seem to be anyone's top priority.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    You know, this Appleinsider field trip to Arstechnica is really hurting my elitism. ****ers.
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