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Mac Moving to Intel

Discussion in 'Recording' started by BenLindell, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. BenLindell

    BenLindell Guest

    Just thought I'd drop a note letting you guys know that apple is switching to x86 processors, they are saying the transition should begin by next year and be done in 2007. This of course means that every piece of software written for OSX will have to be recomplied to work on x86.

    Breaking News that will have a huge impact on not only the mac vs. pc battle, but possibly a bigger impact on pro audio and video.

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Got a source?
  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Actually I found it. I wonder what this really means. I was getting ready to buy a new G5 and run DP.

  4. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    False, they are going to use intel as a chip maker but they will not be x86 based chipset.
  5. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    DP is so broken on OSX that I quit using it!

    ... and this is after being with DP since 1.6
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Gotta give the scoop to o2x by about three hours. Thanks o2x.
  7. o2x

    o2x Active Member

    No worries, only glad to help - sorry my post was originally so cryptic. Deserving of a bit of editorial explanation :p
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Sorry to bust in... My pet peave why double posts happen.

    o2x called his topic "Oooooo.. very interesting" so who would know what it was about. :roll:
    I renamed it to what it should have been called in the first place but by that time this one started rolling. This topic deserves to keep going...

  9. o2x

    o2x Active Member

    Oo Oo Slapped wrist, naughty o2x naughty o2x! :D
  10. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    This will hopefully make "MAC" prices drop in the future?
  11. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I am running DP 4.52 in Tiger 10.41 (on a G5) and its great- you should try it again- i figure that whatever happens my G5 should last me 2-3 years at least so am not too broken up about the switch. 8)
    Of course if I hadn't bought the g5 already i might have second thoghts...
  12. BenLindell

    BenLindell Guest

    no, yea, i'm pretty sure they are going to use x86 processors, becasue that is pretty much what Jobs was running yesterday, P4 3.4Ghz, and he was talking about using Xcode to comile instructions for x86

  13. crankz1

    crankz1 Guest

    x86 Mac

    They will be x86 based.
  14. Someday

    Someday Guest

    Not moving, just revealing.
    OSX was always running on Intel, ... BY DESIGN!
  15. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    Re: x86 Mac

    I stand corrected!
  16. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    I'd love to go back. I've been running crashless (knocks on wood) for a yaer and a half on an HD system, and me and my clients like that a lot. But I miss DP. I try it after every update, so it's quite possible I'm missing something in my setup.

    Dual 800 G4 1.5mB RAM SYS 10.3.8

    PM Me if you you have ideas or something beyond Unicornation. I think trying all the ideas submitted there has just made things worse.
  17. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Right, but it still requires a recompile, which makes me wonder how long it will take all the software companies to start making (relatively) bug free audio software. They've got two years if they start now, which I'm sure they are, but it's still questionable. x86 architecture is a mess compared to PPC.

    I'm just waiting for prices on ppc g5's to plummet now, since not as many people will be willing to buy one now, they'll have to do something to encourage sales.
  18. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Don't count on it- So far apple has held on to the same prices for years- $3000- $2500- $2000 People that need the G5 will still buy them- however, new sales might not be so hot-
    I just got a Dual 2.0 G5 and its great- definitely a keeper for the next 2-3 years. I also got an ibook for remote recording so am all set- wintel can go to hell (for now anyway :lol: )
  19. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member


    I am running the latest, DP 4.52 and Tiger 10.41 on a dual 2.0 G5 and its the most stable DP I've ever ran- Even atmosphere runs in AU with no issues, contrary to all the fuzz we hear about it in Unicornation. i am pretty happy about it. the only thing i miss is that my old dual 867 g4 held up to 4 hard drives while the new G5 only takes 2- With all my VI's and programs that takes care of one drive already. The second one (250 GB) I partition in 3 parts. One has DFHS and soundtrack w/26 GB of loops (that took care of that) the other 2 partitions have my files. Of course I have firewire drives for back up but i do miss all the hard drive real state in the G4
  20. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    another good point about the G5 is that is so quiet compared to the G4- I put it in my trusty silence case and you can't hear a thing! the G4 was still audible inside the silence case and all but the G5 is indeed silenced when encased.

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