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Apple Announce G5 CPUs
You can buy em right now 24/06/03
Ooh, Apples new G5 looks nice doesn't it?
After much speculation regarding the next generation of Apple computers, news of the new G5 64bit processors is out. The new units come in three varieties:
1.6Ghz, 1.8Ghz and dual 2Ghz.
All models feature the new Apple/IBM developed G5 64bit processor. As Apple are proud to point out, this is the worlds first 64-bit desktop processor. With two double-precision floating-point units, advanced branch prediction logic and support for symmetric multiprocessing, the PowerPC G5 processor builds on previous PowerPC designs, combining an optimized Velocity Engine with a superscalar, super-pipelined execution core that can execute more than 200 simultaneous in-flight instructions. This high-bandwidth core has over 12 discrete functional units that process massive amounts of instructions in parallel.
Got it? Now you may be wondering where the new 64-bit applications are? Well truth is, there ain't a whole bunch, but don't worry, the G5 is fully 32-bit compatible and will happilly run your original applications - assuming that they are OSX . Unsurprisingly OSX is all this machine will run , so you won't be able to boot into OS 9 for those old favourites.
The new Macs all feature FireWire 800, USB 2.0 plus ATA serial drives and a 4x Superdrive capable of writing DVD-R/W and CD-R R/W.
Prices start from $1999.
For full details check the Apple website: