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G5s are here

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Nate Tschetter, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member


    In case you didn't know, the G5s are here.

    Read all about it at Apple's Site .

    See the WWDC presentation from Steve Jobs here .

    Many have speculated Apple's speed test to be somewhat bogus. This is a point I don't really care too much about. I just want it to do the one thing my PC has never done and that is, work like a Mac. I couldn't give an ass and a half if it plays back a million tracks each with 17 SPX90 emulators...cos the reality for me is, almost ANY modern computer will allow you to make music with far too many plugins, tracks and delayed decisions.

    I think this is a record, going off topic in the first post...discuss.
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    im sorry but if that picture on the apple site is of the front of em.....that is seriously ugly
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    It's actually a great design, I think. If you read on, you'll see that the front and back is perforated to increase air flow, lower the noise of the unit, and keep the processors cool. It's a great idea, that may not look as nice as the older macs, but still looks cool, in my opinion. I love the stainless steel body. It's much better than plastic in my opinion.
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Apple claims that as a result of that design, and dynamic fan control, this machine is 3 times quieter than the previous G4 model. That's good news for those of us who can't get the computer out of the control room!
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member


    I agree with Jay on the form factor. Especially when i walk into PC Club and see kits for mounting lights _inside_ your to show of your MOBO...whoa!

    My only beef is...I need something _today_. My mixes won't wait 'til August for delivery.

    Fortunately, the Dual 1.25 went down in price and I have long cables.
  6. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    and then there are the dreaded software re writes... :d:
    this time I think I'll wait
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Transition shouldn't be a problem, the main feature of the IBM970 is native 32-bit support.

    Existing apps will run fine. Some applications will not benifit from 64bit support.

    There will be a transition period for 64bit support, but it will not prevent people from working.
  8. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member


    I heard somewhere that the version of Logic they were showing had been optimized for 64-bit data paths. I wonder how long the transition will take?

    Not that I'm worried, i'm still in the OS 9 to OS X transition.

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