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Old 06-23-2003, 11:34 AM
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Says Jobs:- 64-bit processor. The first first 64-bit desktop processor. Runs our existing 32-bit apps no problems. Single/Dual processors. Up to 8GB Memory. Can talk to mem @ 6.4GB/s. G5 System Controller - dedicated bandwidth to each subsystem. 6x faster than G4, 8GB bandwidth, One processor doesn't slow down the other one. 400mhz DDR memory, AGP 8x Pro, 133mhz PCI-X slots. Hypertransport. Serial ATA. 1.5GB/s bandwidth. independent interfaces to each drive. Optical digital i/o and analog i/o, fw800 ,usb 2.0 This is a new generation architecture.
Massivly parallel. Up to 250 inflight instructions can be processed at the same time (The G4 can do 16) Floating point "monster".

Very interesting times ahead for our native using brothers and sisters me thinks
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:38 AM
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Bad news, entry level Mac up to $1999 from $1499.

Good news, high end Mac at $2999..down from $3599.
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:45 AM
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Please, specify your sources. I haven't seen anything on the Apple site yet.
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:48 AM
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http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/06/23/keynote/
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:52 AM
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Here's another:-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/31382.html

9 fans [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] but supposidly 1/2 the noise of the current G4s [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:53 AM
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:02 PM
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So does that mean HD cards won't work in PCI-X slots?

Looking at the Apple store, only the 1.6 ghz SP machine comes with PCI slots. The two faster models have PCI-X slots, and there does not appear to be an option in the customize menu to change these to PCI.

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Old 06-23-2003, 01:10 PM
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The technical overview document has some good info.

When you see how much space the G5s + cooling take up you can see why they had to nix one of the slots.

The case looks like it is a vast improvement over the current design. The odd looking front allows cooling across four zones within the computer. The old case never properly drew air through it. Cooler aluminum vs. plastic. You can also get into it without having to pull down the motherboard and all the connecting cables.

S/PDIF appears to be able to be clocked externally.

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Old 06-23-2003, 03:18 PM
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Cool machine, but hardly rackmountable 20.1 inch with non removable handles

alos 8.1 inch widht, that's 5 units.

let's hope that the G5 xServe will do the job.

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Old 06-23-2003, 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by Lee Blaske:
So does that mean HD cards won't work in PCI-X slots?

Looking at the Apple store, only the 1.6 ghz SP machine comes with PCI slots. The two faster models have PCI-X slots, and there does not appear to be an option in the customize menu to change these to PCI.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">HD cards are 3.3V, so they should work, and PCI-X slots are backward compatible with PCI. I'm not sure if it's via a dual connector system, but shouldn't be a worry.

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