Där kan du läsa mera om din 900 MHz systembuss Jürgen! Och även alla andra som vill vet lite mera om tekniken i processorn. Det som också är intressant är att han drar slutsatsen att Apple inte kommer att prata om denna processor på ett tag:
The PowerPC 970 represents a substantial leap over Motorola´s existing G4 offerings in just about every conceivable way. It has the bandwidth, the clockspeed and the floating-point prowess to make a fine media workstation. And its power consumption is low enough to where Apple can continue to do the kinds of innovative industrial designs that quite frankly account for most of the appeal of their current offerings (OS X accounting for the rest). Furthermore, IBM has repeatedly said that the 970 is intended for use in SMP systems, and as well it should be considering its Power4 design legacy. I would expect Apple to debut the 970 in a dual-processor workstation, and if they don´t an SMP box should follow shortly after the initial 970-based offerings.
All of the above, when combined with the fact that we won´t see the PowerPC in an Apple system until at best early 2004, means that Apple won´t be publicly announcing any official plans to use this chip for quite some time. The reason for this should be obvious: with the 970 looming on the horizon and the G4 apparently stuck again around the 1GHz mark, nobody in their right mind would shell out for a new PowerMac any time after mid-2003. Apple certainly doesn´t want their sales to grind to a halt as potential buyers await the Next Big Thing, a phenomenon that occurs often enough in the Mac world. So I´d expect Apple to keep quiet about any official plans until they´re just about ready to launch.
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[ 16 Oktober 2002, 13:40: Meddelandet ändrat av: Adrian B ]