View Full Version : Apple G5 announce

Charles Wirth
06-13-2003, 05:54 PM
2.5Ghz IBM PPC 970 aka the G5 will be announced at WWDC in San Francisco and will be available shortly after.

Mac OS "Leopard" will support the new 64 bit CPU with full backwards software and hardware compatability.

The new motherboard platform will have hypertransport bus (up to 12.8GB/s), DDR400 memory specification. Sadly dual channel will not be a option. AGP 8x actually shows improvment over AGP 4x on Apple platform.

Initial machines to start at 1.8Ghz, and rumor has it they are already in production to meet the WWDC time schedule.

$1999 ~ $3500 US depending on speed and configuration.

Charles Wirth
06-13-2003, 06:03 PM
Forgot to mention the power book 970 and the Altivec improvements of 1.25 to 2.5 times that of a similar clocked G4

06-13-2003, 06:06 PM
still wont sway me from pcs, still to expensive for their power

06-15-2003, 07:16 PM
Nice, I might have to look into that.

06-16-2003, 08:30 AM
Ive had to work on to many macs to be excited about this. I think the OS itself is pretty, but i still am not to thrilled about it overall. To me, i just cant justify paying for hardware that i think is dated and paying for an operating system with so many stupid little problems. Im no mac hater, i just want the best of the best and mac doesnt qualify for that.