more on new G5s - liquid cooling and 3GHz promise

No 3GHz, PowerBook G5 anytime soon

According to New G5s announced; no 3GHz, G5 laptops planned (MacCentral OR InfoWorld, 9 June 2004)

There won't be any 3GHz, at least not by the end of this year, and no PowerBook G5 anytime soon.

"It's actually quite simple," said Boger. "When we made that prediction, we just didn't realize the challenges moving to 90 nanometer would present. It turned out to be a much bigger challenge than anyone expected."
"All-in-all, no we are not getting to 3GHz anytime soon, but what we are announcing today is a very significant upgrade in performance and its something that are customers will be very happy with."

And there's no PowerBook G5 anytime soon, the date of iMac G5 is not clear.
Photos of the liquid cooling system follows.

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No PowerBook G5 anytime soon, again,

Anyone that has seen the heatsink from a Power Mac G5 knows that it would not fit in a portable computer. This is the challenge that faces Apple as it tries to move its pro product line to the new fast processor technology.

"I think it's important to realize that the technical challenges are not trivial putting that G5 in a PowerBook or anything else and not to expect a G5 anytime soon in a PowerBook -- certainly not before the end of the year," said Boger.

As for iMac G5? Tom Boger said the company faced similar challenges getting a G5 to work with their consumer desktop.

Again, thanks to AppleTalk AU, we have some sneak photos of inside the new liquid cooling system of dual 2.5GHz G5s.

The new dual 2.5GHz G5 is expected to be available in mid July; single CPU Power Mac G4s is now discontinued.

> Please join our discussion on those new cooling systems.


Posted by Antony at June 14, 2004 12:59 AM

>> more MacCentre701 June 2004 reports.