Intel Macs out today

Discussion in 'Computing' started by McCheese, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005

    iMac dual core
    MacBook Pro, dual core (PowerBook replacement)
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004

    But the main question remains, can you get Windows XP instead?

  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Why would you ruin a perfectly good computer with the heap of crap that is Windows?
  4. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Its getting harder and harder not to love Apple. Soon it won't be a question of power, it'll simply be who's OS is better.
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    That's not even a question. Let's take a look at who's 4-year old OS has had potentially catastrophic security holes discovered regularly since it's release, all the way up to last week. I wish I could realistically put OSX on my PC hardware.
  6. axel

    axel Guest

    that's where the real power is, PCs wouldn't be that bad if there would be no windows.... comparing OSX to Windows (any version) is a full on joke...
  7. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    hey guys....

    something smells funny....

    they say it's 4 times faster....

    they spent years telling us that powerpc chips were faster pr. GHz than intel and now they do a dual core that is 4 times faster!!!!!!!

    BS all over the place..

    and what happened to the firewire 800 etc. on the "powerbook".....

    and don't forget the software has to have the "universal" logo on it to work....

    by now it's utter crap and BS imo...... might be good after a while though...

    i was about to get an apple tatoo.... now i'm waiting..
  8. Multani

    Multani Guest

    ha, he has a point- but companies are always gonna say whats best for their pockets (and i think it worked!).

    isnt that false advertising though?
  9. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    There was a point in time when the Power PC was competing head to head with Intel chips.(Risc vs. Sisc) It became obvious however, in recent years, that Motorola was just not pushing the envelope nearly enough and the PowerPC chip got left in the dust.

    Frankly, I'm quite excited that Apple has gone intel. It'll be interesting to see how this pans out in the next year. Once Rosetta has been phased out of the equation, I think we will see th performance of the new macs escalate in leaps and bounds.

    All I can say is "Look out Bill. Hear comes a train and it's headed right for you!".
  10. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    They're comparing it to the previous powerbook G4. In itself it's kind of a bunk comparison, especially since it's only a rendering benchmark. Real world application puts it at about 1.7x faster than the G4.

    For the record, trying to compare numbers with GHz has been worthless since AMD started making chips. My 1GHz G4 does circles around my P4 1.7Ghz, and my AMD 3500+ (2.2 Ghz) does circles around a P4 3Ghz. It's just a moot point now to throw numbers back and forth.

    While all this is exciting to see, I agree that it isn't time to rush in and buy one by any means. Do you really want to own the first run of a major hardware change? I know I don't. When Logic Pro is stable on these new chips, I'll start thinking about getting one. Until then, it's just neat to watch and see.
  11. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    The closest thing I saw said the new iMac can handle twice as many software instrument tracks in Garage Band.

    I just wonder if the new minis will be dual core? Looking at the pricing for the new machines it's possible that all the Mactels will be at least dual core, or quads for all the towers.

  12. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Why are they only using the 2GHz Dual Core? I'm building a Win-Tel machine with the new 930 3.0GHz Dual Core, and the 2.8GHz model is the slowest one Intel sells (and the Dual 2.8GHz 920 is only a $241 CPU!!!) ??? I guess they are saving the "Fast" Dual Cores for the over-priced G-5's? ;) .

    Let me guess Apple's next Intel release: A $2500+ "Flagship" system based on a $350 3.0GHz CPU - sounds like Apple to me :) ...

    That is odd how Apple's previously touted "Far Superior Power PC CPU's" are being stomped on by a 2GHz Intel Dual Core! My 3GHz dual core will run around 3.8GHz-4GHz - so I'll still smoke those new Macs out of the water ;) ...

    At least they were smart enough to actually switch to current technology CPU's (their previous marketing of the PPC CPU's was slick, huh?)! Now - once Mac gets a measely 10% of the marketshare - stand back, and wait for the viri (plural of Virus IIRC) to come in spades... :lol: Welcome to the party - Apple! The evil (and cunningly smart) Microsoft Crackers have been waiting to write a slew of viri just for you.


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