Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 16:12 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Morphos In a comment on the blog, Pieter Van den Abeele wrote that Genesi will be releasing the Open Server Workstation, which will be based on the PowerPC 970 (G5) chip. The system is scheduled for release this month give or take a few weeks, and will cost $1599. Developers can also register for a free workstation.
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by nealsaferstein on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 21:20 UTC
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Isnt this a little pricey for a G% system?

Neal Saferstein

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RE: g5
by Simba on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 23:54 in reply to "g5"
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> Isnt this a little pricey for a G% system?

For a quad core system? No. I don't think it is pricey at all. I think it is quite reasonable. Especially when you consider that with x86 you don't even have any option for a quad core 64 bit system, so you would have to buy a motherboard that supported dual processors, and then install two dual core CPUs. By the time you got done with that, I suspect the x86 system would cost signifantly more than this quad core G5.

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RE[2]: g5
by Dark Leth on Sun 4th Jun 2006 03:36 in reply to "RE: g5"
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You're right that the price would be more, but you could get two Opteron 265s with an equivalent motherboard for about only ~100 more, if that, and those are 64-bit.

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RE[2]: g5
by rayiner on Sun 4th Jun 2006 05:08 in reply to "RE: g5"
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There are no quad-core chips in PPC-land either. The Open Server Workstation is a dual-dual core setup.

It's still a pretty good price, especially for a pre-built machine, but you could get a dual Opteron 250 setup that's faster for less money.

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RE[3]: g5
by encia on Mon 5th Jun 2006 10:30 in reply to "RE: g5"
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Refer AMD’s "4x4" sockets i.e. mass produced dual socket AM2 desktop motherboard.

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