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PowerMac G5: World's Fastest Desktop Computer

It almost feels like a dream...



The G5



Rumors of the G5 likely pre-date the existance of MacRumors.com. The earliest reference found in our archive was August 2000 (site began in Feb, 2000).



Today, Apple announced the PowerMac G5 -- dubbed the "world's fastest personal computer" as well as the first 64-bit personal computer.



The leaked specs were indeed accurate and Apple is offering the following configurations:



$1,999: Single 1.6GHz G5, 800MHz Bus, SuperDrive, 3 PCI, 80GB S-ATA HD

$2,399: Single 1.8GHz G5, 900MHz Bus, SuperDrive, 3 PCI-X, 160GB S-ATA HD

$2,999: Dual 2.0GHz G5, 1GHz Bus, SuperDrive, 3 PCI-X, 160GB S-ATA HD



The revamped machine contains all new hardware and subsystems... providing dramatic performance improvements over current systems. Systems will not be available until August 2003, according to Jobs.



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147 months ago
I'm EXCITED!!!

So how long until G5 PowerBooks??
Rating: 2 Votes
147 months ago
Oh my *$#!

8 gigs?!? And Steve says you can transfer a whole DVD in one second.

My jaw is on the floor. Wow Wow Wow Wow!:eek:
Rating: 1 Votes
147 months ago
simply put..amazing
Rating: 1 Votes
147 months ago
The top 2 machines are amazing, the base unit is another matter. sad to say that was the market i was in, was is the key word. the top machine is awesome.
Rating: 1 Votes
147 months ago
yeah- i'm wondering about the g6.

this g5 really doesn't impress me very much.

only 1,000mhz system bus? that is only a ~60% jump from my 166mhz bus. only 8gb ram? sheesh. apple really isn't working too hard anymore.
Rating: 1 Votes
147 months ago

Originally posted by idkew
only 1,000mhz system bus? that is only a ~60% jump from my 166mhz bus. only 8gb ram?


Are you sure about the 60%? ;) Isn't that a 600% increase?
Rating: 1 Votes
147 months ago
The only dissapointment is the case. :( But I am sure it will grow on me
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