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zubro
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Oct 21, 2005, 02:31 AM
 
Hello there.

I was one of the convinced ones, "there will be NO G5 in a PB".
Well, check this out:
http://www-03.ibm.com/chips/news/2005/0707_power.html
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 07:39 AM
 
No way that will fly. The article is 4 months old and apple knows ONLY intel can let apple save face, only intel can secure the future of the PB line.....funny after all the junk apple talked about intel and all the jokes. NOW, INTEL WILL SECURE THE FUTURE OF PB's.....
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 08:23 AM
 
I never said we would see a PB G5, I just saw that it could have happened.
When 4 months after this GPU is readdy, we don t even have a decent G4 update in the PB line..
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by zubro
Hello there.

I was one of the convinced ones, "there will be NO G5 in a PB".
Well, check this out:
http://www-03.ibm.com/chips/news/2005/0707_power.html
No man... it was never even close...

     
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Oct 21, 2005, 12:36 PM
 
Silly boy.

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Oct 21, 2005, 09:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by zubro
Hello there.

I was one of the convinced ones, "there will be NO G5 in a PB".
Well, check this out:
http://www-03.ibm.com/chips/news/2005/0707_power.html
These G5 only exist on paper and are nowhere near production release. We don't even have a 7448 in the new PowerBooks... so forget about G5s.
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 09:27 PM
 
could one of the upgrade card manufacturers come out with a G5 PB upgrade, after Apple moves to Intel? Would the latest PB Rev. be any more open to an upgrade vs. a previous generation PB?

That could make for some interesting discussions if the G5 upgrade outperformed the Intel PB.
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 09:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by 83caddy16v
could one of the upgrade card manufacturers come out with a G5 PB upgrade, after Apple moves to Intel? Would the latest PB Rev. be any more open to an upgrade vs. a previous generation PB?

That could make for some interesting discussions if the G5 upgrade outperformed the Intel PB.
No.
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 09:51 PM
 
I think I meant to say a better G4 chip and not G5 specific because of its heat requirements -- probably still a "no" though.
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 10:26 PM
 
I assume you're refering to the "16W at 1.6Ghz" claim. A few things about that:
1) For many tasks the G5 is slower, clock for clock, than the G4.
2) IBMs marketing "typical TDP" figures are a bit low. For another revision of PPC970 they said 24.5W at 2Ghz, but then in the engineering docs they said the max was 51W at 2Ghz. So double the 16W figure to 32W and you're on the upper limit of what you can put in a reasonable laptop.
     
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Oct 22, 2005, 01:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by 83caddy16v
could one of the upgrade card manufacturers come out with a G5 PB upgrade, after Apple moves to Intel? Would the latest PB Rev. be any more open to an upgrade vs. a previous generation PB?

That could make for some interesting discussions if the G5 upgrade outperformed the Intel PB.
Man, you guys are not listening.
     
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Oct 22, 2005, 01:42 AM
 
It's time to turn the page. Threads like this are getting sad at this point.

There's no G5 PowerBook coming. Intel is the future. Now move on...
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 11:33 PM
 
Relax kiddies - I mistyped - I meant a newer G4 after Apple goes Intel -- one of those Freescale of whatever the heck IBM has going -- that is all -- I do not expect a G5 PB. Thank you and good day.
     
   
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