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Dual core G5 towers, new G4 PBs

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Jakeman, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Jakeman

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    I've been waiting for a long time for a new powerbook worthy of purchase... I can't see buying (in my estimation) an outdated chipset, G4 1.67.
     
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    Yeah a little surpising that they are coming out with new machines now. I guess they are trying to keep up "business as usual" until the x86 machines are ready to roll.
     
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    have there been any whispers when that will be? And, I wonder if they will re-style their boxes or keep the G5 aluminum look.
     
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    they said the first Intel machines will be out June 2006, with every single product running Intel chips in June 2007. however, apparently they're way ahead of schedule, and we could see the first intel machines in very early 2006.
     
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    I hope this transition goes well. I would like to see some quickened up powerbooks.
     
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    Is there really a change other than the new processor and graphics card? The PCI-E slots might be new too, now that I think of it.
     
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    PCI-E slots are new, as is
    533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)

    I want the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT with 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM! An actual good gaming card in a Mac. It is listed in the possible options, but is not yet available from the Apple store. Hmmm. Maybe it will become available once it is a generation or two old. ;)
     
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    Are the pci-e any better than the agp right now?
     
  10. Haite

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    They are better in theory, but nothing has been made that takes advantage of the greater bandwidth yet.
     
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    wonder if apple will ever gain enough ground that we could expect new games to be hybrid
     
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    nope. but you'll be able to run windows on your Intel Mac, so what-evs.
     
  13. Jakeman

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    At that point there is no reason to buy a Mac. Just build a regular PC to run Windows cheaper.
     
  14. Kaeric

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    perhaps run both...?
     
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    OS X > Windows :D
     
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    Not all Apple products are going X86 next year. it's going to be a staggered roll out. I personally think laptops will get a update first. that's where it's needed most.

    Right now I would take a PPC 970 (G5) based system over a Netburst (P4) system in a heartbeat. Granted the Power architecture is more suited for high end server tasks and the Intel designs are more aimed toward consumer applications. I personaly do a lot of media encoding and the Float and Vector unit's in my 970's fly through the data. Much faster than a P4 could. Now when Intel ditches the Netburst design next year I think things will change a good bit. I hope they bump up their Float ability and it sounds like the next generation implementation of SSE will finally catch up to Altivec.

    But what it comes down to for me is that I love Mac OS X more than any hardware platform, so that is what runs my purchase decisions.
     
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    I love OS X too. I wish Aqua were a little bit less all-encompassing, but that's the geek in me. Apple had to really cover up Darwin for the ma-and-pa family computers.
     

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