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  • i think the biggest problem apple has now it that it won't sell much desktop systems this quarter. who will buy powermacs now, the imac is a much better deal and offers almost the same performance! who will buy an imac g3 now, except some beginners …
  • [quote]Originally posted by admactanium: avid was bought or somehow merged with softimage, which has heavy investment from microsoft. As far as I know M$ has already dropped Softimage. Don't know about Avid.
  • Okay, I'll make it hardware now: MOSR has been talking about G5 for months now, so what about it now? They are even not mentioning it !??!
  • [quote]Originally posted by RazzFazz: Hmm, as I understand it, SMT mainly allows the processor to use otherwise idle execution units, and as such has the greatest effect on architectures with very long pipelines. In case the G5's pipeline won't…
  • Processors using SMT (simultaneous multi threating, aka hyperthreating) are generally identified as multiple CPUs by the OS (Pentium IV Northwood with some XP versions, for example, where the CPU monitor also show two bars for only one processor). T…
  • the screen images are not the same on the two different photos - the quicktime movies have progressed, and the cpu bars show different values. this means that, if it's a fake, the person who did those pics has at least made up two different screens …
  • did anyone notice that Hamrick removed the G5 info on his VueScan page?
  • [quote]Originally posted by Scott H.: Did anyone see that news about Linux being the first OS ported to that new Intel Itanium (sp?) CPU. This is correct. Intel had a quite good cpu simulator that was reliable enough to run an entire OS. I worke…
  • As far as I know... ... Apple didn't use the PowerPC 620 because of: 1. it's high price compared to the 604 2. fpu performance was about 50% higher compared to 604, but integer performance was not much higher. 3. There was no 64 bit support in…
  • [quote]Originally posted by suckfuldotcom: This is from hmurchison in a different thread. In other words, there is no difference between coding for G4 or G5. Ergo, there is no difference between a G4 coder and a G5 coder. Ergo, the a…
  • Some very interesting replies, thanks. I think an Apple/Sun merger would not be possible because of the egos of Steve an Scott (who would be the Apple/Sun CEO?). I don't think Sun is afraid of MacOS X. Apple doesn't even offer rack mount serve…
  • AMD plans to release the Athlon "Hammer" in late 2002 (or early 2003). They say it will reach 1400 SpecInt2000 @ 2ghz - twice as fast as the current P4. Intel will probably have a 3ghz Pentium by then. The (rumored) G5 specs are really great now,…
  • some of my thoughts: - the g5 apple will use will probably be a 64 bit processor. development of the g5 started over two years ago (as far as i know), with the ia64 architecture in mind. - i don't think the G5 will support both rapid io and hy…
  • i think the biggest problem apple has now it that it won't sell much desktop systems this quarter. who will buy powermacs now, the imac is a much better deal and offers almost the same performance! who will buy an imac g3 now, except some beginners …
  • i think there will be 3 models, and they should be faster (in mhz terms) than the current imacs (500-700 mhz, i think). to simplify things i would use the same cpu for all models, but this still leaves us with many options: 7440, could be ava…
  • so i'll add my opinion too... first, i found it weird, then i started to like it.... and now, about 4 hrs later, i love it!!!
  • [quote]Originally posted by admactanium: avid was bought or somehow merged with softimage, which has heavy investment from microsoft. As far as I know M$ has already dropped Softimage. Don't know about Avid.
  • Okay, I'll make it hardware now: MOSR has been talking about G5 for months now, so what about it now? They are even not mentioning it !??!
  • [quote]Originally posted by onlooker: If there are GHz G3's, there would have to be High GHz Apolo's to top them in the pro line. 1.2/1.4/1.6/Maybe 2.0????? That could be the topper. Maybe Apple knows no one in their right mind is expecting a 2GHz …
  • About the CPU: I don't think IBM can tune the current G3 up to 1 ghz, it should max out at 800-900 mhz. Sahara is not ready yet, sorry. If Apple wants to do a 1 ghz iMac, they'll have to use the Apollo. Therefore I believe these specs are not true. …