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Cnet reports rumors about 17'' iMac, no new powermacs?

Discussion in 'MWNY 2002' started by Jakeman, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. Jakeman

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    eh... I say DDR 1.4 Ghz Dual G4's... aaaand Steve will say that we will get ATI's R300 first and it will end up with us getting it like 4 months after the PC version is out
     
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    Apple's in a rut and they're just ****ing themselves by not bringing out new hardware. I can run Darwin on iX86 any day of the week...
     
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    Rumor has it that they aren't going to introduce powermacs at the expo. It might steal Jaguar's thunder or some **** like that.

    Anyways, they will be released at some retarded special event in august.
     
  5. Jakeman

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    seybold?

    if they release jaguar at macworld they will probably focus on how it increases performance to take attention away from the fact that there is a 1.5GHz gap between mac processors and pc processors now. i'm looking forward to jaguar, but i won't buy another pro tower until they close the GHz gap and get some hypertransport going.
     
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    whatever happened to apple using amd cpus? that would kick ass...
     
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    I don't see it happening. They run way too hot for iMacs without fans, and the power consumption is too much for Apple laptops (They like to be able to claim 5 hour battery life).
     
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    That's assuming that AMD makes x86 compatible chips which they cannot do for Mac. They would have to create a special Mac-style chip which may or may not be able to match the G3/4 for battery life, etc... Who knows?
     
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    Not to mention the entire system would have to be changed.
     
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    yay for apple
     
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    Exactly... 68k ---> PowerPC all over again.
     
  12. cowofwar

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    Also AMD is not in the greatest financial position to start another chip line.
     
  13. Jakeman

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    intel is dominating right now. unfortunately for apple, steve has been talking crap about pentiums for years. it wouldn't look good for them to start using P4 chips.
     
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    so steve jobs has dug a 17ft hole and forgot a ladder...
     
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    :nod:
     
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    i must find myself a new avatar...
     

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