Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 19:16 UTC
IBM IBM has today presented various new versions of their G5 processor at the Power Everywhere Forum in Japan. Firstly, it introduced the much-anticipated PowerPC 970MP, the dual-core version of the G5. In addition, they also announced 3 low-power G5s, ranging from 1.2Ghz at 13W to 1.6Ghz at 16W. These processors will most likely find their way into Apple's Macs.
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RE[2]: Wow
by kaiwai on Fri 8th Jul 2005 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

LOL, 'typical' sounds like the old joke, "how long is a piece of string?" ;)

I would say that Apple already knew about this product well in advance; the issue isn't so much the power consumption NOW but the power consumption later on - when the clock speed starts going up, and the wattage goes up as well, the two will get out of wack.

From what I understand, as Apple shows it on their PR, Apple need something that has equal performance to IBMs future road maps, but without the watt consumption hanging over it; Intel has shown its cards, and Apple likes it - Apple was probably also persuaded by the completely integrated solution - video, audio, wireless etc etc The video may have looked weak now, but I'd say that the future video chipsets by Intel will be a massive improvement - equal to that of the 'value end' Nvidia and ATI priced chipsets.

I think people forget, Intel offered the whole deal - they not only offered the foot long sub, the included a drink and 4 biscuits at no extra charge - thats in comparison to IBM who were just selling the Sub, and required the customer to find the other parts of different vendors.

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