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#21 Greg Grant

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:04 PM

I'd say people should be more upset by the lack of anything really new mobo/case wise (No PCIe, DDR2, multiple drive bays, more PCI slots,) than the 3 GHz benchmark. Granted I do have 4 HDs in my G5, I'd really like to think that Apple could make additional drive bays and give me at least one more PCI slot. I already have 4 HDs and all 3 PCI slots occupied.

The G5s have been floating on pretty much the same specs besides the CPU (and linked FSB) increases since release.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:04 PM

Will we ever see the dual 3.0GhZ?

In June maybe? or after the summer?
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:13 PM

Eric5h5, on April 26th 2005, 04:02 PM, said:

www.macrumors.com.  Right at the top there, see....
Good deal.  :D  Google hasn't caught up apparently, or my search term attempts were flimsy..

Shade said:

Will we ever see the dual 3.0GhZ?

In June maybe? or after the summer?
Don't count on anything that soon. If this leak is for real, these Macs are your new systems for the summer. I wouldn't count on anything (for PowerMacs) for the rest of 2005.

Now increments on eMacs/iMacs/laptops are of course a possibility.. But it looks like the only thing that'll be showing its teeth this season is Tiger..

EDIT: Ok.. 2x2GHz, 2x2.3GHz, and 2x2.7GHz machines.. If Apple sat the Dual 2GHz machine in its affordable low-end seat, currently priced at $1,499, and let's hypothetically put the 2.3GHz in the $1,999 seat and the 2.7GHz in the $2,499 seat.. Those are some hefty price drops! OUCH!  :o  Excuse me, I was pinching myself to wake up to reality..........

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:34 PM

Joshua, on April 26th 2005, 05:13 PM, said:

Good deal.  :D  Google hasn't caught up apparently, or my search term attempts were flimsy..

Shade said:

Will we ever see the dual 3.0GhZ?

In June maybe? or after the summer?
Don't count on anything that soon. If this leak is for real, these Macs are your new systems for the summer. I wouldn't count on anything (for PowerMacs) for the rest of 2005.

Now increments on eMacs/iMacs/laptops are of course a possibility.. But it looks like the only thing that'll be showing its teeth this season is Tiger..

EDIT: Ok.. 2x2GHz, 2x2.3GHz, and 2x2.7GHz machines.. If Apple sat the Dual 2GHz machine in its affordable low-end seat, currently priced at $1,499, and let's hypothetically put the 2.3GHz in the $1,999 seat and the 2.7GHz in the $2,499 seat.. Those are some hefty price drops! OUCH!  :o  Excuse me, I was pinching myself to wake up to reality..........

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Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah. :angry:  :angry:

We'll have to see what they do with the prices, hopefully they'll keep the Dual 2.7's in a good range so I can pick one up.  :D
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:53 PM

FYI, Joshua:

http://www.macworld....26/g5/index.php

The dual 2.7's are supposed to be $3000.  What I'd really like to see are a half-dozen Firewire and USB 2.0 ports (combined) on the back of the G5.  Hopefully these new G5s are using the Pioneer DVR-109 burner like I predicted, because I won't have the spindown issue anymore.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

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EDIT: Ok.. 2x2GHz, 2x2.3GHz, and 2x2.7GHz machines.. If Apple sat the Dual 2GHz machine in its affordable low-end seat, currently priced at $1,499, and let's hypothetically put the 2.3GHz in the $1,999 seat and the 2.7GHz in the $2,499 seat.. Those are some hefty price drops! OUCH!  :o  Excuse me, I was pinching myself to wake up to reality..........

Now that would surely sweeten the deal  :D
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:00 PM

Maybe the prices will remain the same as the 3 that are on the market now.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:42 PM

I'm more looking forward to new iMacs.
They better make that a better upgrade. :(
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:10 AM

no longer a rumor, up on Apple.com front page @ 9:09 am EST.

Yay, 2.7

My Dual 2 is nearly 2 years old and still that close to being top of the line?

will wonders never cease..

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:43 AM

How "close" do you call 700 megahertz? The gap isn't so small when you consider the FSB either.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:48 AM

Endymion, on April 27th 2005, 02:43 PM, said:

How "close" do you call 700 megahertz? The gap isn't so small when you consider the FSB either.

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35% ;)

Or 75% depending on which way you count.

The new machine is only 8% faster than my 2.5 though... at least at CPU speed counted, and that is a really minor jump.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:51 AM

Radeon 9650? I've never heard of that card. Does anyone know if it's any good?
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:15 AM

Chregu, on April 27th 2005, 02:51 PM, said:

Radeon 9650? I've never heard of that card. Does anyone know if it's any good?

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Sounds like a 9600 with a dual link DVI and 256MB VRAM to me. Wouldn't expect any performance gains from it.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:17 AM

On the upside, I noticed that the G5 refurbished desktops on Apple's website store
seemed to have dropped in price a bit:

Power Mac G5 DUAL 1.8GHz/ 256MB/ 80G/ SuperDrive/ PCI/ GeFr5200/ GigE/
56K - Apple  for $1499 (was in the $1600-$1700 range)

Power Mac G5 DUAL 2.5GHz/ 512MB/ 160GB/ 8x SuperDrive/ PCI-X/ Rad9600XT
Apple Certified  for $2299 (I think that was in the $2400 range a couple days ago)

Almost makes up for the sales tax I'd have to pay if I ordered from them direct.



Also noticed that they dropped the Dual 1.8 Ghz systems from the new models.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:30 AM

Do any of these use liquid cooling or is that just the domain of the 2.5?  I'm starting to get nervous with my 2.5 because i've now woken up to 2 instances of the G5 going into jet-engine mode with a black box on my screen informing me i have to hard shut-down the machine.

I'm really glad I got Apple Care on this because I have a funny feeling it's going to need it real soon!

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:32 AM

1337, on April 27th 2005, 09:30 AM, said:

Do any of these use liquid cooling or is that just the domain of the 2.5?  I'm starting to get nervous with my 2.5 because i've now woken up to 2 instances of the G5 going into jet-engine mode with a black box on my screen informing me i have to hard shut-down the machine.

I'm really glad I got Apple Care on this because I have a funny feeling it's going to need it real soon!

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Probably explains why the Dual 2.5 is no longer offered.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:06 AM

Well all has been revealed. The 2.7 is now liquid cooled, which people are saying are 2.5 GHz processors overclocked.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:08 AM

The Dual 2.7GHz machines are liquid cooled again.  1337, have you tried reinstalling OS X?  Also, do you have any 3rd party RAM installed?  What you describe is a kernel panic, where the basis of OS X, the Unix kernel, has crashed.  A corrupt OS X install or bad RAM could be causes of this, among other things.  Your fans are probably going into high speed because of this.  I doubt that your liquid cooling system has much, if anything, to do with this.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:23 AM

ic1male, on April 27th 2005, 03:06 PM, said:

Well all has been revealed. The 2.7 is now liquid cooled, which people are saying are 2.5 GHz processors overclocked.

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Which is a bunch of crock.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:08 AM

Whaleman, on April 27th 2005, 09:15 AM, said:

Sounds like a 9600 with a dual link DVI and 256MB VRAM to me. Wouldn't expect any performance gains from it.

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I think the 9650 also allows you to run the 30" Cinema Display.  Previously, you had to purchase NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Card to do so.