Or should I say hoped. <br><br><br><br>10:16 am proc speed - all quad, up to 3ghz <br>16 GB memory<br>2 TB storage<br>graphics up to radeon x1900 or FX4500<br>wireless BT & Airport<br><br>up to 5 million configurations<br>10:15 am BTO options<br>10:15 am crowd VERY happy<br>10:15 am $1000 more to get close from Dell<br>10:15 am "usually more expensive" - great product to bust that myth<br>10:15 am previous fastest was $800 more than that<br>10:14 am 2.6 Ghz dual<br>256 MB ram<br>Superdrive<br>$2499<br>10:14 am 1 standard incredible configuration<br>10:14 am processors fit in compact space - leaves lots of room in case for full size ram, drives, everything<br>10:13 am drive carriers - insert drives without tools - just snap into place<br>10:13 am inside, entirely new<br>10:13 am design of case stays the same<br>10:13 am graphics slot at bottom - double wide for larger graphics cards<br>10:12 am back - 4 PCI express slots<br>10:12 am increased front I/O as well as back I/O<br>10:12 am second optical drive<br>10:12 am up to 2 TB of internal storage<br>10:12 am less cooling in box<br>room for 4 hard drives<br>10:12 am each on it's own - 25GB/sec bandwidth<br>4channel<br>256 bit wide memory access<br>twice the bus of the G5<br>10:11 am "it's a great chip"<br>10:11 am around 2x faster in xcode<br>10:11 am everyday apps performance<br>taken a bunch of apps and tested the speeds<br>around 2x speed increase in real-world use<br>10:11 am 1.6 to 2.1x faster than the G5 quad<br>10:10 am big jump in performance<br>10:10 am compare to G5<br>10:10 am every Mac Pro gets 2 of them<br>10:10 am amazing processor<br>10:09 am up to 3x a Xeon<br>10:09 am deliver tremendous performance per watt<br>10:09 am 64 bit<br>10:09 am 128 bit vector engine<br>10:09 am large 4 MB shared L2 cache<br>10:09 am up to 3 Ghz<br>10:08 am all dual core<br>10:08 am based on core 2 duo<br>10:08 am woodcrest processors
wow, have you looked at the price on these things? is apple turning a new leaf with these lower prices? cool.<br><br>AND . . . shipping today. wow again!<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by sean on 08/07/06 01:19 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Macrumors has this listed as a low end config:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>2.6 Ghz dual<br>256 MB ram<br>Superdrive<br>$2499<p><hr></blockquote><p>That can't possibly be correct? 256MB of RAM? You couldn't even boot off of that.<br><br>On the downside... no word on high-capacity optical drives.<br><br>
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