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G5s–News Seems Confirmed

June 21st, 2003

Now everyone is reporting on the apparently accidental release of the specs on the G5 computers by Apple, and more and more people are accepting it as fact. At first, it was thought to be a hoax, but details about how difficult such a perpetrations would be along with Apple’s silence on the matter, are enough to convince almost everyone by now.

Wired News carried an article on it, and noted something interesting:

…experts say a PowerPC 970 has the potential to perform as well as Intel-compatible chips running at two to three times the clock speed of the 64-bit chip.

If true, then the Dual-2GHz model running OS 10.3 aka Panther could equal the performance of a 5- or 6-GHz Pentium 4. Even at a slightly higher price than new 3.2 GHz models, a Dual-2GHz PowerMac would blow away the Pentium device and be a boon to people who need processor-intensive tasks done–including photo- and video-editing as well as 3D-games and other rendering.

Not to mention the brag factor…

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