Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Sep 2005 10:51 UTC
Apple Apple's PowerMac line will see an upgrade in the near future, possibly before the close of the month. IBM's July announcement noted that the PowerPC 970MP would be available in speeds of 1.4GHz to 2.5GHz. Apple is expected to adopt the 970MP at least at the high-end of the new Power Mac G5 line. So, what are your thoughts on the 970MP? Does it nullify Apple's reasoning behind the switch to Intel? Also note the low-power G5 IBM has released alongside the 970MP.
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by Nicholas Blachford on Sat 17th Sep 2005 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: THE ONLY REASON"
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The G4 was shackled to an aging memory controller and slow bus speed for a long, long time.

It still is and will remain so until the 8641 series show up.

The G5 is now shackled to an old pre-PCIe chipset. This isn't debatable.

It's very debatable.
The PowerMacs use a PCI-X chipset which for expansion is up to 2-2.5 times faster than the single channel PCIe slots many PC chipsets have. The AGP port is a bit behind now but that's it.

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