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[News] The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHzANN.lu
Posted on 06-Nov-2001 14:52 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä17 comments
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In their article, The Register quote an Apple source claiming that they've received from Motorola G5 processors running at a whopping 2.4GHz. Also, Apple have apparently already shipped a small batch of G5-equipped Macs to key developers.
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 1 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Nov-2001 14:00 GMT
Been following the G5 development for a while - it's pretty impressive.
Just imagine MorphOS or AmigaOS4 running nativly on one of those babies! :-)
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 2 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Nov-2001 14:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Yes, and emulating 1GHz PC. :-)
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 3 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 06-Nov-2001 14:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
Yes, and the price of four 1GHz PC's!
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 4 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Jim Forbes-Ritte (agafaster) on 06-Nov-2001 14:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Brecht [darklite]):
yes, and the performance of four 2GHz PCs !!
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 5 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Alcemyst on 06-Nov-2001 15:05 GMT
:)
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 6 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 06-Nov-2001 15:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Jim Forbes-Ritte (agafaster)):
LOL!!! OK, Christian I seriously think that you should invest in the "link to archived arguments" idea. I can see endless repeats of the x86 vs PPC war with everyone wanting the last word.
Dave.
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 7 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Budda on 06-Nov-2001 15:11 GMT
DO these little puppies (G5) fit in some standard cpu clot still? so they could easily be popped in to the Pegasos or AmigaOne mother boards? Or do they need to make some adjustments before the CPUs can be utilized?
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 8 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Nov-2001 15:14 GMT
2.4 GHz! Oh, yeah! Lay one on me baby! P4 and Athlon, go fish!
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 9 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 06-Nov-2001 15:18 GMT
Enough with that Ghz masturbation.
Where can we stick that thing... (and I mean in our Amigas)
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 10 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Rik Sweeney on 06-Nov-2001 15:29 GMT
Nice save. You could have ended up with 200+ replies there.
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 11 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Toner on 06-Nov-2001 15:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Budda):
It sounds like the G5 CPU connections will be somewhat different than the
G3/G4. I think thre was to be some memory controller built into the G5,
which would make somethign end up different somewhere in the connections.
But I also believe that the Mac accelerator companies will see a reason
to make the G5 fit on some sort of standard Mac ZIF module (and at least the
AmigaOne claims ZIF compatibility, perhaps Bpland and Merlancia will also
support these modules but I'm not certain what they'll do) So eventually
we should see a G5 ZIF module, then we may have to wait for compatibility
tests at the software level, but I'm confident it will eventually work.
Lots of Amiga accelerator companies made 040 and 060 chips and even the PPC
chips fit on the 68020 bus of the A1200 and the 68030 bus of the A3000/4000,
and even a couple for the 68000 bus of the A2000/500. So somewhat different
busses of G5/G4/G3 can surely be sorted out in similar way to make a G5 ZIF
module for current Mac machines, and the 3rd party Mac developers will love
that idea. It's virtually guaranteed to happen, just a matter of time
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 12 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Kay Are Ulvestad on 06-Nov-2001 15:54 GMT
Could an AmigaOne or Pegasos take full advantage of one of these babies? Actually,
for now, I'd be quite happy with a G4@500MHz, but it's nice to see that PPC development
is going well.
Kay
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 13 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Skal Loret on 06-Nov-2001 16:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Kay Are Ulvestad):
Lovely numbers. Let's talk getting a meaningful production supply.
-skal
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 14 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Nov-2001 17:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Bill Toner):
>But I also believe that the Mac accelerator companies will see a reason
>to make the G5 fit on some sort of standard Mac ZIF module (and at least the
>AmigaOne claims ZIF compatibility, perhaps Bpland and Merlancia will also
>support these modules but I'm not certain what they'll do) So eventually
>we should see a G5 ZIF module
>
Afaik there is nothing like a standard ZIF module (at least bplan people say so).
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 15 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Toner on 06-Nov-2001 20:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Anonymous):
> Afaik there is nothing like a standard ZIF module (at least bplan people say so).
Then how does bplan explain the Mac models that accept something called a
ZIF CPU module, and the 3rd parties (Sonnet Technologies, Xlr8, even Metabox
at one time) making CPU cards that fit said Mac models, in the computer's
ZIF socket?
If these CPU cards from the different companies didn't adhere to what Apple
put in the ZIF socket on their computers, then how could any of these 3rd party
CPU cards possibly function in the Apple host computers?
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 16 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 07-Nov-2001 07:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Bill Toner):
Exactly. Standards are defined in one of two major ways:
(1) Via a submission to a standards commission.
(2) Attrition through use.
Dave.
The Register: PowerPC G5 hits 2.4GHz : Comment 17 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by José on 07-Nov-2001 15:44 GMT
Ok, if it emulates PeeCeeeee that easily that would attract more users, specially given it's performance working native:)
Me want one NOW!
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