This would be MOST COOL! I decided to bypass the first rev of G5's (strictly financial decision), but if these speeds are true, I may be "forced" to place an order come end of January! <br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>AppleInsider reports that Apple is planning to release PowerMac G5 revisions by the end of January.<br><br>According to the rumor site, currently testing PowerMacs range from single 2.0GHz to dual 2.5GHz G5s and claims that IBM has had G5 chips at up to 2.5GHz in sampling since March.<br><br>IBM briefly leaked a press release in March claiming the PowerPC 970 will reach speeds between 1.8GHz and 2.5GHz. Further confirmation of this initial target speed (2.5GHz) can be seen in this IBM Presentation (PDF), Page 23 dated from Feb 2003.<br><br>MacRumors has also heard whispers that the low end PowerMac for the next revision will come in at a single 2.0GHz G5, possibly verifying Appleinsider's information.<br><br>Apple has publicly stated that the PowerMac line would reach 3GHz "before the end of next summer"<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Visit Me!
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Man, that would be great. The speed race is tight right now with the dual 2GHz G5 and Opteron/Xeon/Pentium systems. <br><br>Although we all know benchmarks can be very biased and its difficult to compare between platforms (especially when the speeds are very close), another 500MHz (plus motherboard tweaks, increased system bus, possibly faster RAM, software/system more optimized for G5, etc.) could really put them on top this time. Then when the competition starts to catch up later in the year -BAM! Dual 3 GHz (possibly 980s with bus speeds equal to processor speed).<br><br>It seems more expected than a rumor though, right? I mean it will have been more than six months since the debut at 2GHz and even sad old Motorla could squeak out a few hundred MHz in that amount of time. I think expectations for IBM are much higher. Even without this rumor, after what Jobs said at WWDC there had better be a significant winter upgrade.<br><br> Just as a side note while thinking about my 6 week old computer becoming known as "Rev A 2GHz", I'm actually a little surprised at the lack of bugs with my G5. I've put it through everything I can think of, and even running a new operating system I can't think of a single thing wrong with it, and I'm trying to be critical! <br><br>My point is only that I think Apple has such a solid winner here, and its obvious they have worked very hard on it too. I hope it pays off by keeping/capturing some of the professional market, because I certainly won't be needing another one anytime soon! <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Trog on 11/12/03 06:44 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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