- Architosh Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 1 Feb 2002
Future G5 News:
Test boxes, schedules and more...
Architosh has learned that G5 test boxes, the very same ones we
talked about in the pre-Macworld past, are scheduled to be picked
up by Apple engineering staff at key customer and developer sites.
This news complies with our earlier statements shared by inside
sources familiar with the situation.
The details of these systems are still cloaked in mystery. However
insiders insist that these next generation machines will put the
speed issue to rest. Not that the recent lineup is anything to sneeze
at. While details remain mixed, there is widespread interest in
Quad processor machines by
Apple's growing 3D animation and technical visualization (CAD/CAM)
user base. Additionally, the Hollywood crowd which many insiders
say Jobs covets, would clearly need a Quad processor solution to
be taken seriously.
Architosh has been running a Macintosh
Pro 3D User Survey and the results are very telling indeed.
In a series of related reports it has become apparent that Apple
is getting more serious about the highend 3D market and that the
company may be making serious inroads into a market that has long
been dominated by SGI and Sun Microsystems. Apple's rumored moves
echo what other companys like HP
are doing with Linux.
In the meantime, the removal of G5 test boxes aligns with continued
speculation that Apple will deliver true G5 parts in July at Macworld
Expo. Some have speculated that these machines will end once and
for all the speed war with Intel and AMD.
Survey: 3D Mac users overwhelmingly
want Quad Macs
Survey: Apple's Users Demand
G5: Smokes Intel Competition
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