Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2005 15:55 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos PPCNux (German) as well as Pegasos-Forum (German) report about new information about Genesi's new G5 based mainboard. The mainboard which will feature the PowerPC 970MP CPU will have the new microBTX format (26.4x26.7cm/10.4"x10.5"). As system controller IBM's 945 northbridge was chosen which is the corresponding version of the current PowerMac's system controller. ATI will provide the graphics chipset for the new mainboard. It is currently not known which product name the mainboard will have. In addition, Mupper 1.0 has been released.
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No!
by on Mon 31st Oct 2005 07:54 UTC

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No its not the same as the current powermac. If you look a little bit more, IBM call this northbridge CPC925. If you look at the doc of IBM, this ASIC matches previous system controller that apple used before they introduced PowerPC970MP based machines, which was called U3(H). For the new systemes we still do not know how apple call its new controller system, but we know that it supports PCIExpress, DDR2, and dual cores powerpc. The CPC925 supports PCI/PCI-X, DDR, and works only with the Powerpc970 FX.

So definitly, the system controler used by Genesis is not the corresponding version of the current PowerMac's system controller.

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RE: No!
by on Mon 31st Oct 2005 09:46 in reply to "No!"
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>No its not the same as the current powermac. If you
>look a little bit more, IBM call this northbridge
>CPC925.

Read the article again please. Genesi will not use
the 925 but the 945 and the 945 has exactly the same
features as the PowerMac northbrdige.

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