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the condore chip, its essentially a huge version of the yonah. its a pretty beastly chip from the tech specs

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We don't have any idea what chip Apple will be using, but I can confidently say it will not be a P3.  The P3 and G4 for that matter are old tech.  Apple will probably be using the Pentium M but it could be an as of yet unknown chip and aren't there rumors about the yonah chip.

But for the desktops, what will they use?

 

u know for the powermacc its the fastest chip there is and the imac something fast aroun 3ghz and the mini would have heat in mind.

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We don't have any idea what chip Apple will be using, but I can confidently say it will not be a P3.  The P3 and G4 for that matter are old tech.  Apple will probably be using the Pentium M but it could be an as of yet unknown chip and aren't there rumors about the yonah chip.

But for the desktops, what will they use?

 

u know for the powermacc its the fastest chip there is and the imac something fast aroun 3ghz and the mini would have heat in mind.

So what you are saying is that

PowerMac=Xenon or EE

iMac= P4

MacMini=Celoron or low end P4

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We don't have any idea what chip Apple will be using, but I can confidently say it will not be a P3.  The P3 and G4 for that matter are old tech.  Apple will probably be using the Pentium M but it could be an as of yet unknown chip and aren't there rumors about the yonah chip.

But for the desktops, what will they use?

 

u know for the powermacc its the fastest chip there is and the imac something fast aroun 3ghz and the mini would have heat in mind.

So what you are saying is that

PowerMac=Xenon or EE

iMac= P4

MacMini=Celoron or low end P4

 

more or less, my guess was made on what the case was made for, what it could handle and what chip is in there currently. I am not sure about the laptops though.

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Here is what I hope for the laptops

 

iBook=Celeron M or low end Pentium M

PowerBook 12"=Pentium M

PB 15"=Pentium M with the option of a pentium 4

PB 17"= A big Pentium 4 with H/T.

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Here is what I hope for the laptops

 

iBook=Celeron M or low end Pentium M

PowerBook 12"=Pentium M

PB 15"=Pentium M with the option of a pentium 4

PB 17"= A big Pentium 4 with H/T.

 

so your basing it on the bigger the laptop the better the chip?

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Yes. I am hoping that the 17" will become a multimedia laptop or a gaming laptop so a P4 would be better.

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PowerBook 15" 1.67GHz SuperDrive  

SuperDrive DL (DVD+RW/CD-RW)  

Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English  

1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM  

AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth  

100GB Ultra ATA drive @ 7200 rpm  

 

get 1 memory module

Costs too much. I am allready breaking the bank for this.

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the bigger size the more heat can be accomadated. sorry if I have been a nag about the heat but its a key issue in how fast laptops can go and how well the battery life is.

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Heat is a non-issue for me. For a while I was going to get a 3+GHZ P4 laptop that had melting problems.

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Pentium 4 would be a terrible choice... would give like 40 minutes of battery life. It's a crappy power hungrey CPU.

No.

Powerbook:

Dual core Yonah at somewhere like 2ghz for 15" and 17" (much faster than a Pentium 4 also)

iBook:

Single core Yonah at maybe 1.6ghz.

This is what I expect.

 

Intel is better than a G3 but, for me I would take a G4 over an intel any day.
The G4 is a lot slower. Why would you take such an inferior CPU?

And according to the specs the 7447 produces the same heat as pentium m's.

 

We don't have any idea what chip Apple will be using, but I can confidently say it will not be a P3.

Apple is going to quite certainly use the Yonah CPU, which is really a dual core Pentium M. In the powerbooks at least, ibook might take a dothan or a single core yonah.

 

The imac and powermac will certainly not use a P4, but some sort of pentium m based chip like conroe or yonah, Pentium 4 is a hot wasteful chip that apple would be wise to avoid. Steve Jobs is no fool. He's switching to Intel because they are going to have some very cool new CPU's out in 2006.

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So the PowerMac will use a Pentium M. THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :( :-& :-& [-( [-( :cry: :cry: :!: :!:

I am definantly getting the PowerPC powermacs now.

This means the end of high proformance PowerMacs :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :-({|= :-({|=

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Intel is better than a G3 but, for me I would take a G4 over an intel any day.

 

The G4 is a lot slower. Why would you take such an inferior CPU?

And according to the specs the 7447 produces the same heat as pentium m's.

The G4 is in my oppionion is a better processor.

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The Powermac was built to take the heat, they will have to use a badass chip they cant just abandon the god of macs when it comes to performance, its like jobs allowing OSx to boot on PCs. i gurantee the Powermacs will be faster machine because look at who uses PowerMacs, the ones who deamnds power.

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Avoid Intel's? You'd rather a G4 than an Intel? :? Sure... why don't you just get a G3.

Intel is better than a G3 but, for me I would take a G4 over an intel any day.

 

I was thinking that too until I read a little more yesterday. A dual core Yonah running at 2.1 GHz with a 667 MHz front-side bus would be pretty sweet in a Powerbook with 2 GB of RAM. :)

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Exactly kwsanders, if somebody is seriously saying the G4 is a better chip they simply don't know anything about Intel's roadmap and technology, quite frankly even the current wintel laptops are faster than the G4.

The Powermac was built to take the heat, they will have to use a badass chip they cant just abandon the god of macs when it comes to performance, its like jobs allowing OSx to boot on PCs. i gurantee the Powermacs will be faster machine because look at who uses PowerMacs, the ones who deamnds power.

 

The powermacs will not have a Pentium 4 though by the time the powermacs are out intel will have much better chips around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Next_Ge...croarchitecture

That is what will be in the powermacs. :D Woodcrest or Conroe.

Note that it is not exactly a pentium m but based on the pentium m with many improvements. You don't understand, Intel is dumping the Pentium 4 completely, they have decided that the Pentium M is the future. And Jobs is obviously impressed by this.

You might want to read this also. http://www.intel.com/technology/computing/ngma/

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Yea, the Pentium 4 was a nice CPU, but a good portion of its power came out the bottom of the laptop on your legs. It used way too much power and produced way too much heat. The Pentium M is a much more efficient design and the newer processors down the pipe are going to improve on that.

 

I am very excited to see what happens with the Intel line of laptops from Apple.

 

Remember, the Mac experience is about the sleek hardware design and the fantastic operating system that is rock solid with the fantastic GUI. If Tiger would run on a 266 MHz ARM processor, I wouldn't care. Put one one my laptop! :)

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The heat is why Intel is dumping the Pentium 4. The Pentium 4 was becoming so hot as it approached 4ghz that it was even too hot for desktops! At least without liquid cooling and intel did not think liquid cooling is practical... The fact is the Pentium 4 has pretty much reached it's limits.

So they decided that something like the Pentium M would give them more performance in the long run. Now days Intel talks about nothing else other than power per watt.... i think they are starting to see Apple and a vindicators of their technology.

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Do you think that the Pentium line of chips will ever reach the 4 GHz speeds for consumer use? I am thinking that Intel has reached that theoretical maximum at this point with its current architecture.

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Heat is a non-issue for me. For a while I was going to get a 3+GHZ P4 laptop that had melting problems.

 

heat might in theory be a non-issue for you, but it is THE issue for processor design. For a laptop chip they are taking into account the power consumption but basically all processor design is about how to keep the chip from melting down. They could make much faster chips if only heat could be managed. So to say heat is a nonissue is really missing the point, heat is an issue for everyone.

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If they would make a P4 lapop with a lower price point I might bite, but for now it is the G4 for me.

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Do you think that the Pentium line of chips will ever reach the 4 GHz speeds for consumer use? I am thinking that Intel has reached that theoretical maximum at this point with its current architecture.

 

If they move it to a 65nm process technology it's certainly possible. Doubt they'll get it much over 4ghz though... and the pentium 4's power consumption means the dual core's run at only 3.2ghz currently.

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And most tests show that the intel dual cores suck.

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Right.

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