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Offline Bridge

Apple go G5
« on: June 24, 2003, 04:03:32 AM »
Apple have started their move to the G5: http://www.apple.com/powermac/ - up to dual 2ghz G5 CPUs from IBM. Watching Apple's presentation online shows the computer outperforming dual Xeon's that have higher ghz. Now the question is will we Amigans get in on the act;)
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Offline samo79

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2003, 04:15:39 AM »
I see the new IMac in the Apple Site, that's fantastic !
There is inside design, power, innovation and all the people dream for your computer....I hope that Amiga Inc.  go quickly in this way, because just now the actual A1 is little old....and so expensive...  :-?
 

Offline CodeSmith

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2003, 05:56:41 AM »
I went over and I must say the specs look pretty nice indeed, we need an Amiga that can do that... and then I saw the pictures.

Does anyone else think our old pal Cheesegrate might have been onto something?

 :-D
 

Offline Quixote

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2003, 06:45:44 AM »
:-o It can use up to 8 Gigabyte of RAM!  Many hard drives are smaller than that.
:-? Do you suppose that we can finally do without virtual memory?  Nah, let's be realistic....
 

Offline seer

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2003, 06:50:46 AM »
Do you suppose that we can finally do without virtual memory? Nah, let's be realistic....

Why not ? My fathers G4 mac works with 768 MB and no VM sometimes (only when he does video work), so with 8Gb I see no reason to waste your HD with a swapfile..
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Offline dammy

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2003, 06:58:04 AM »
Poster: samo79 Date: 2003/6/23 23:15:39

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way, because just now the actual A1 is little old....and so expensive...


This is going to be a very big problem for Eyetech.   Who's clone 970 are they going to use?  Genesi atleast has Engineers who could come out with a 970 Pegasus.  Then again, who's going to buy an expensive G4 starting in August to fund Eyetech's push to find some mobo to clone?

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Offline yssing

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2003, 07:28:47 AM »
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This is going to be a very big problem for Eyetech. Who's clone 970 are they going to use? Genesi atleast has Engineers who could come out with a 970 Pegasus. Then again, who's going to buy an expensive G4 starting in August to fund Eyetech's push to find some mobo to clone?


Hmmm.. the peggy II  :-D

Anyway this new MAC looks great, and the power, and the price.
MACs used to be really expensive, but with prices starting at 1999$..

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Offline ksk

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2003, 08:03:36 AM »
Definitely more appealing than LinuxOne.  :-)  :-(
 

Offline gregthecanuck

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2003, 09:19:33 AM »
Didn't anyone notice almost all the comparisons are on floating-point performance?

If we ignore floating-point how does the G5 compare to the Pentiums?  Is there a benchmark out there somewhere?
 

Offline meerschaum

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2003, 09:39:43 AM »
I'm dead set to get a dual G5 mac by the end of this year! :) ... its going to be my next workstation :)... I love OSX!!!...woohooo
 

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Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2003, 11:25:49 AM »
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It can use up to 8 Gigabyte of RAM! Many hard drives are smaller than that.



They are? Well, maybe 7 years ago.... you'd be hard pushed to find a resonably priced Hard drive less than 80gigs, nowadays. IMHO  :-)

Offline nDude

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2003, 11:32:07 AM »
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Didn't anyone notice almost all the comparisons are on floating-point performance?


Well the Pentium 4's have weak FPU performance ( Intel want people to do SSE2 stuff instead, which seem to work on the high profile games and benchmarks at least ).

If you would compare it to an Opteron / Athlon64 / Athlon it might come out a bit different. However even if the 970 doesn't win it definitely puts PPC back  in the same league again. That is if you can buy them ... Rember the Motorola G5 ? :-)

As for the AOne it will probably be outperformed by palm pilots before OS4 is ready. How about making an ATwo after OS4 is ready ?
 

Offline Zorro

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2003, 12:15:05 PM »
And we wait forever....  :-(

Will the Amiga platform have a chance ?

There is  time left ?

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Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2003, 12:16:12 PM »
Before you start drooling over the "G5" and it's hefty price tag... take a quick peak at some independant benchmarks:

http://www.amdzone.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1296  :-o

Offline mikeymike

Re: Apple go G5
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2003, 12:31:38 PM »
£1,100 pounds or so?  For a dual processor workstation?  Have you checked out the x86 price equivalents recently? - edit- oh yeah, just noticed that price was for the 1.6GHz single CPU model.  Grr.

Oh, and three cheers for the "thorough" benchmarking by AMDZone.  Not.  You'd think getting hold of such tasty spec machines, the geeky nature would take over to want to run every test under the sun on them, but no.