Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
PowerMac G5: World's Fastest Desktop Computer
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.
Support MacRumors: Purchase a G5 System from MacWarehouse or via the MacRumors Link Shop