- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 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 More
Apple G5: Smokes Intel Competition
Apple, Autodesk and Mac OS X
ProSwitcher: Joe Esch: SketchUp, Cocoa and Mac OS X
Bill Gates' House Designed on Macintosh?
Features & News
ArchiCAD Gets 'Sketchy' with new SketchUp Integration -
Mac CAD: Nemetschek NA ships VectorWorks 12 - [1 Nov]
Apple Fixes Missing Graphics Card on e Store - [28 Oct]
Wrap-Up: Mac CAD/3D news on the Web - Cheetah, Adobe-UGS, ArchiCAD and more... -
Mac CAD: ArchiCAD 9 Seminar in Providence, Rhode Island - [26 Oct]
Mac 3D: Pixar to announce Third Quarter 2005 Earnings, November 8th -
New Power Mac G5 Quad Garners Industry Buzz - [21 Oct] Hot!
Quad Supercharges Rendering by 200 Plus Percent: a modo reaction -
New Nvidia Workstation Option, When it Matters -
The New Power Mac G5s - Initial Thoughts -
Mac CAD: True Workstation Graphics Finally Arrive on the Macintosh -
Mac CAD: Share Utility - How to share Ashlar-Vellum Files, both Old and New - [18 Oct]
Frank Lloyd Wright's Massaro House Presentation Available - Architect Talks up Working on Macintosh Platform - [17 Oct]
Mac CAD: Ashlar-Vellum translates 'Graphite' into Japanese -
Mac CAD: Nemetschek announces VectorWorks 12 Product Line - [13 Oct]
Mac CAD: Graphisoft Scores Firm Win in California - [7 Oct]
SketchUp News: @Last Software Previews New "Grizzly" at 3D Base Camp - [6 Oct] Hot!
Mac CAD: TouchCAD 3.5 Becomes "Touchable" At Last - [5 Oct]
High Impact: Autodesk to acquire Alias - what does it mean? - [5 Oct] Hot!
Exclusive Interview: Architosh Talks to Graphisoft US VP Don R. Henrich II - [4 Oct] Hot!
Special Series: Apple-Intel Transition to be Positive for CAD/CAID/AEC Developers and Their Users - [4
Architosh Show Reports Index - [4 Oct]
Architosh introduces ToshLetter™ a new industry newsletter focused on Mac CAD/3D industries - [30 Sep] Hot!
Mac 3D: e-frontier's new Shade 8 modeling and rendering program - [28 Sep]
Mac CAD: Ashlar-Vellum releases Graphite service pack 2 - [28
Mac 3D: Maxwell plugin for SketchUp on Mac - [27 Sep]
Mac 3D: Alias ships MotionBuilder 7 PLE - [27
Tidbits: Mac 3d and CAD news - SketchUp, Maxwell, EIAS, Softimage - [27
VectorWorks User Wins Venice Biennale's International Design Competition - [20 Sep]
New Mac Firm Management Software Tool for Architects and Engineers - PSA Scorecard - [16 Sep]
ForumTalk: Macintosh CAD Discussion - PowerCADD, BOA for Mac OS X Roadmap, Piranesi and more... - [16 Sep]
Macintosh World Gains New Engineering CAD Tool with IMSI TurboCAD 3D Mac - [14 Sep]
Mac 3d: T-Splines 1.0 plugin for Alias Maya now available -
Mac CAD/3D: SketchUp at Apple Expo, formZ News and MacroEnter Fall CAD Specials - [13 Sep]
CAD News: IntelliCAD 6.1 announced, IMSI TurboCAD 3D for Mac OS X listed on Academic Software Store - [9 Sep]
Mac 3D: Cheetah 3D 2.4 now available - [8 Sep]
Press Release: Architosh to launch new industry newsletter with focus on Macintosh CAD/3D professionals and software developers - [2 Sep]
Wrap-Up: Mac CAD/3D News on the Web - VectorWorks, Entourage Arts, CADtools, and more... - [2 Sep]
Mac CAD: Hot Door Adds CAD Power to Familiar Adobe Illustrator Application - [2
Mac 3D: Entourage Arts Announces New Landscape Collections, Tap Power of SketchUp 5 - [2 Sep]
Mac CAD: French Developers Push BOA Towards OS X Version, US Website Closes - [29 Aug] Hot!
Mac CAD: ArchiCAD Presentation (Live Webcast) on Frank Lloyd Wright 'Massaro' House - Modeled and Documented on the Macintosh - [26 Aug] Hot!
ForumTalk: Macintosh CAD Topics - Wind Modeling in 3D, Chinese Characters in VectorWorks and TurboCAD - [26
Mac CAD: Boston AIA VectorWorks User Meeting to Feature Nemetschek Tech Session - [19 Aug] Hot!
Mac CAD/3d: VersaCAD/SketchUp Bundle Available from Archway Systems - [19 Aug]
Open Design Alliance Philosophy Promotes Proper Ownership of CAD Datat to Users, Not Software Companies - [19
Mac CAD: TurboCAD Targets UK Market via new Mac OS X Product - [16 Aug]
Apple CAD: Apple Stores Targeting CAD Customers with more products - [16
Macintosh CAD Weekly Wrapup: Nemetschek VectorWorks Training and More... - [12 Aug] Hot!
MidWeek Update: Mac CAD and 3D News: Apple VAR Focuses on CAD Store, ArchiCAD Nabs Award - [10 Aug]
Mac 3d: SketchUp News - 3D Base Camp - [10
Graphisoft gets specific in satisfying customer's needs in ArchiCAD 9 Special Edition Library - [28 July]
Mac 3D: LightWork Design releases more accuracy in its range of GE Advanced Materials, Plastics -
Autodesk Clears its Deck for Huge Upgrade -
Pre-SIGGRAPH: "Kuriocity" by Luminetik Animation Studios to premier at SIGGRAPH - [25 July] Hot!
Gee...tiny pictures of documents themselves in lieu of icons, who would have thunk it possible with Windows Vista? - [25
OS Wars: New Windows Vista name announced, users cry Longhorn already five years behind - [25
Mac CAD: Apple grows market share, various indices show Apple gaining back biz customers in AEC - [20 July] Hot!
Wrap-up: Mac CAD/3d news on the Web - SketchUp 5, Vue 5 Infinite, Ashlar-Vellum and more.. - [15 July]
Mac CAD: Nemetschek updates VectorWorks to v11.5.1 -
Apple Earnings: FindProfit.com Examines Implications of Apple's Earnings Report -
SketchUp is Finally Elaborated Into SketchUp 5, New Training Tour Announced - [14 July] Hot!
Mac 3d: Ashlar Delays Release of the V7 Builds, Company Builds Much Anticipation -
Mac 3d: NewTek and E-On Unleash their priced Duo: Vue 5 Infinite & LightWave 3D -
[14 July] Hot!
Freshly released version 7.9 Creative Manager Pro Expands Borders - [13 July]
In Brief: Wentworth Institute of Technology gets "Vectorized" on the Macintosh - [12 July]
In Brief: Pixar to announce Second Quarter Earnings, August 4th, during SIGGRAPH week - [8 July]
Commentary: New dual-core Power Macs timed for Apple's Return to SIGGRAPH - [8 July]
Commentary: IBM announces new dual-core G5 - [8 July]
Wrap-up: Mac CAD/3d news on the web: VectorWorks prize, Maxwell, ArchiCAD and more - [8 July]
Mac CAD: Graphisoft adds 'industry-first' integrated organic modeling to Virtual Building technology -
Mac CAD: VectorWorks Design Competition Grand Prize Winner Announced -
Mac 3d: Maxwell is new photo-realistic rendering program for Mac OS X users - [7 July] Hot!
Home > Features > News