PowerPC 970 duals at 2.3GHz this summer? Seems too good to be true as usual... but its fun to think about.<br><br>If even the 1.8 version is truly out this summer I NEED to start saving! ...and maybe begging and stealing.<br><br>
Now this really sucks: [color:blue]discussions avec les membres de MacBidouille, nous avons décidé de ne pas publier les chiffres des benchmarks. Vous en saurez surement plus prochainement. Nous espérons que vous comprendrez notre décision.</font color=blue><br><br>I mean, what good is a rumor site if it's not going to give data that we can drool over??<br><br><br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Would be great, but I don't think that will happen. We shall see.<p><hr></blockquote><p>You don't think what will happen, the 2.3 duals or the 1.8 singles... or neither?<br><br>
Well, switching processors from what they have used for the last 20 years is a big deal, both for Apple and the consumers (providing they are as fast as all the benchmarks say they are). For that reason, I just don't see Apple using a "Developer-related" conference to "Announce" something of that magnitude. <br><br>That's not to say that they won't offer up a "roadmap to 970" to the developers, and it's possible that OSX 10.3 is well on it's way to the 970, but I just can't see them coming out and announcing speed configurations. <br><br>To me, it would make a lot more sense from a marketing standpoint for Apple to announce this at MacWorld in January or another "Consumer-related" event - Perhaps a Seybold even, where Apple's core market is in attendance (professional graphics pros), and who are likely to be the most excited about huge speed increases and the most likely to buy G4/G5/970 towers in bulk.<br><br>My personal guess is that when the 970 actually ships, it will ship in a server configuration first, then the towers. With the 970 being the "Pro" models, and the current G4 line used in the iMacs, PowerBooks and eMacs as the "i" models processor (for $ reasons).<br><br>Of course, these are all guesses on my part. On the other hand, it's been a reeeeeaaaally long time since the G4 towers were updated, even the case design is getting very long in the tooth. Apple knows that they must reach at least the 2ghz barrier soon, and it is apparant to most people that if we rely on Motorolla, that is at least a year or two away - by then Intel/AMD will probably be at 4ghz. <br><br>So who knows, maybe Steve Jobs has a big fat "Oh, there's just one more thing..." for us at WWDC! Let's hope so!!!<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
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