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Mar 31, 2003, 09:18 PM
 
So glad I just purchased the quicksilver duel 1ghz for 5000 dollars aus to find out there's a new G5 coming out in a few weeks. Read below...
is this common knowledge or did I just not research enough??
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Dear Client

Ok this is the big one for the year. The IBM PowerPC 970 chip that Apple has been working on behind the scenes is about to hit. Apple announced to dealers last night that the G5 will be arriving with 2 weeks. As I found out independently of the non disclosure agreement that the dealers are tied into I'm spilling the beans now.

Most unexpectedly, Apple has released (finally) a 2 button mouse with a scroll wheel. This matches the new wireless keyboard. The top end G5 is a quad processor 2.3Ghz beast. This is certain to blow the fastest PC's out of the water completely.

The new PowerPC 970 chip has been used in IBM's high end servers for a short while and has been redesigned slightly for the new G5 range. Still included is internal multi-threading (as per Intel's 3Ghz chip) & 64 bit processing.

Word is for 3 models as per with previous releases of G4 desktops. Pricing, info and pictures to follow. Supposedly the case design has been radically redesigned, but as I haven't seen it yet I can't comment. Reaction has been mixed to this new case but it's what it inside that is most important.

Overall specs are impressive :

Released with Mac OS X 10.2.5 (which supports processor multi-threading)
PC3200 400MHz dual channel DDR RAM
- maximum RAM is now 8GB when using the latest 1GB RAM chips (not yet released)
Serial ATA and 133MHz IDE
800Mbps Firewire
USB 2
PCI X
Redesigned motherboard using the latest technology
Bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard
Airport Extreme ready
Built in hardware RAID (only on the 133MHz IDE bus)
GeForce 4 Ti and Radeon 9700 display cards with 8x AGP
- which card depends on the particular G5 ordered

Model 1
G5/1.4GHz 256MB RAM/80GB HD/Combo

Model 2
G5/1.8GHzDP 256MB RAM/120GB HD/Superdrive

Model 3
G5/2.3GHzQP 512MB RAM/Dual 120GB HD RAID/Superdrive

Pricing is supposed to be similar to previous G4's. The top end model is likely to be a month or more away. The 2 lower end models will be available almost immediately. Expect the news and web sites to be full of this release soon as this is far too big to not leak very almost immediately.

Regards Mike
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Mar 31, 2003, 09:21 PM
 
lol
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Mar 31, 2003, 09:39 PM
 
Happy April 1.
     
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heh. a pig just flew by.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 10:19 PM
 
LoL, oh man, that was classic, dude. Thank you. You really should find something else to do with your time.


Edit: Oh right, April. Well, it's still March 31 for me.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 10:42 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
LoL, oh man, that was classic, dude. Thank you. You really should find something else to do with your time.


Edit: Oh right, April. Well, it's still March 31 for me.
lol..
the forum is gonna be pretty hot tomorrow..
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:09 PM
 
This is a VERY reliable source.... you scheptics! Find out for yourselves. Do the specs not sound just a little real?

Michael Donato at Horizen Enterprises Pty. Ltd. ABN 71 079 178 411
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:32 PM
 
My favorite spec is this one. . .

"Redesigned motherboard using the latest technology"

Wow, I can't wait to see how Apple will spin that one.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:33 PM
 
If its True, Wonderful, if not, I wont lose sleep over it, but if it is true i hope the QP Machine doesnt cost both arms and both legs instead of the Current DP That just cost a Arm and a Leg. . But as I said before, Great if true, O well if not.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:35 PM
 
Originally posted by rowstar:
This is a VERY reliable source.... you scheptics! Find out for yourselves. Do the specs not sound just a little real?

Michael Donato at Horizen Enterprises Pty. Ltd. ABN 71 079 178 411
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Dude, stop it. Just stop it.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:46 PM
 
Well when Apple does announce the new PowerMacs, we'll see.
     
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Mar 31, 2003, 11:55 PM
 
...do some research seniors, before making judgments? I have supplied the info emailed to me in a mac newsletter from our company supplier. Check out the web address i also supplied. I can only go by what I have been sent, and personally I am REALLY REALLY P#[email protected] about it!!!
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Apr 1, 2003, 12:04 AM
 
..Happy April the what.... oh no



i'm logging out...... for a long while
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Apr 1, 2003, 12:56 AM
 
I just wonder if it'll be Snappy or not...
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 01:10 AM
 
Originally posted by rowstar:
...do some research seniors, before making judgments? I have supplied the info emailed to me in a mac newsletter from our company supplier. Check out the web address i also supplied. I can only go by what I have been sent, and personally I am REALLY REALLY P#[email protected] about it!!!
Sorry I didn't mean for my post to be offensive. It's just for me, until Apple says "this is what we have", I try not to believe or completely discount what specs pop up. I love the specs you've posted, it'll be great if Apple puts that out. I've also gotten my hopes up too, we were supposed to be at 1Ghz, what? 2 years ago or something? Hopefully IBM will break that old cliche of being stuck at one speed for a year or more.

So as I said, we shall see.
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 01:17 AM
 
...snappy, lol.
I'm gonna SNAP my supplier!!!!
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Apr 1, 2003, 02:34 AM
 
I did the "G5 released!" last year.

This thread is coming too late
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good one... took me about four seconds to realize that it's April 1st
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Apr 1, 2003, 05:54 AM
 
Oh god it hurts! I want to believe SO BAD!!! If they released those now there would be a slim possibility of a mobile version being out by next fall which is when I buy my next compy. Too bad its a bunch of horsesh”t
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 12:59 PM
 
does anyone remember seeing an office shot of someone with a prototype power mac (i have no idea, g3 or g4)

it was running os x, and upon inspection of the tiny screen, the CPU monitor was running, and it had quad bars.

does anyone remember this?

seemed like a year or two ago.

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Apr 1, 2003, 01:15 PM
 
On the off chance that the OP was serious: the spec is almost exactly what was published on MacOSRumors a couple weeks back. However, even they didn't think everything would make it into the machine, and they don't think it will come out this year.

Current speculation is that the 970 will be used in new Apple machines next year, though there is hope that it will be demoed at the next WWDC. I'm not holding my breath.

As for all the other features (PCI-X, USB2, Serial ATA, ATA 133) I don't think we'll see them until LATE next year. They're only just starting to become standard on PCs, after all.
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 02:59 PM
 
ok all this sound gret and i have heard elsewhere that they will be released either the summer or next january confrence but surely if it was the summer there wuld be more advertising? as for double button mouse with a ball i seriously prefeer the pro mouse with the new iMacs. i think apple are shuold be due to release a g5 but im not suere it will be anytime this year havnt they just started shipping g4 dual 1.42's what would have been the point in that if they are coming out this summer?
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 04:47 PM
 
This is NO doubt an April Fools joke. Either rowstar is trying to play one on us or this supplier is playing one on him/her.

Nothing to see here, move along.
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Originally posted by rowstar:
This is a VERY reliable source.... you scheptics! Find out for yourselves. Do the specs not sound just a little real?

Michael Donato at Horizen Enterprises Pty. Ltd. ABN 71 079 178 411
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dude fool me once shame on you. fool me twice shame on you...

oh, you never fooled me
     
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rowstar--Proper etiquette dictates that after a fictitious April fool joke, one states: April fools!

To not do so labels one as a person without credibility.

Proceed with caution.

(Just saying...)
     
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Apr 1, 2003, 10:33 PM
 
Originally posted by rowstar:
Apple has released (finally) a 2 button mouse with a scroll wheel. This matches the new wireless keyboard. The top end G5 is a quad processor 2.3Ghz beast. This is certain to blow the fastest PC's out of the water completely.
A "poisson d'avril" in any other language . . .
     
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If nothing else, the 2 buton mouse would give it away. I suspect this will never happen...ever.
     
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I'm tempted to call the mobile number supplied... just for hte hell of it.
     
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will it boot in OS 9?

     
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Originally posted by rowstar:
This is a VERY reliable source.... you scheptics! Find out for yourselves. Do the specs not sound just a little real?

Michael Donato at Horizen Enterprises Pty. Ltd. ABN 71 079 178 411
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If he is so reliable he should read IBM Page on the 970 due out 2nd half 2003 and speeds of 1.4 to 1.8. I think that we will see the G5 year but only with Panther i.e october time
     
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Apr 5, 2003, 06:21 PM
 
...in other news, pink swines have been sighted over the frozen wastelands of hell...
Be happy.
     
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Apr 5, 2003, 08:09 PM
 
Of course it'll be at 2.3Ghz, not that we havn't heard it will debute at 1.8 constantly and there was that one press release that put it at 2.5 which was pulled... so of COURSE it'll be at 2.3 after all that makes perfect sense! Lemmie guess it'll also have a Geforce FX, and it'll sport 8 USB 3 ports. I mean they only just came out with USB 2 but apple's on intel's good side right?

Will this quad machine also fart lightning bolts?
     
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Originally posted by Superchic[k]en:
Will this quad machine also fart lightning bolts?

Duh, that'll totally only be a BTO option.
     
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What!? Why will it be a BTO!? Like come on who doesn't need a computer that farts lightning bolts! Crap what the heck is apple thinking! I hear PCs have been farting lightning bolts for 4 years already! Come on apple get with the times!
     
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Originally posted by Superchic[k]en:
What!? Why will it be a BTO!? Like come on who doesn't need a computer that farts lightning bolts! Crap what the heck is apple thinking! I hear PCs have been farting lightning bolts for 4 years already! Come on apple get with the times!
Ouch. Please never attempt humor again.
     
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Originally posted by Fallout:
Ouch. Please never attempt humor again.
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Phew, you people are so serious .
     
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Originally posted by idyll:
Phew, you people are so serious .
They just play serious people on television.
     
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Originally posted by SalBaker:
rowstar--Proper etiquette dictates that after a fictitious April fool joke, one states: April fools!

To not do so labels one as a person without credibility.

Proceed with caution.

(Just saying...)

FYI: If you read back a few from your reply, you can actually feel my face glowing red with embaressment at finding that 'I' infact had been april fooled....
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Apr 13, 2003, 01:52 PM
 
i know its late but just saw this post nice aprils fools day but hey those were NICE specs!
     
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Apr 13, 2003, 06:14 PM
 
Why be so mean to superchicken? Does it help your ego?
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Apr 13, 2003, 09:52 PM
 
IF THIS RUMOR IS TRUE, IT WILL COME TRUE BY THIS COMING WEEK AS THE FIRST POST INDICATED.


IF IT DOES NOT, PREPARE TO BE RIDICULED
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This doesn't have anything to do with the thread but since we're on the subject of release dates, AMD's Opteron is launching in 8 days. The slowest model will cost $344 while the fastest model will cost $804.
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