Apple Releases Dual Core PowerMac G5s

As has been long rumored, Apple released Dual Core PowerMac G5s today at their Media Event.

The new PowerMac G5s features the following models:

Single Dual-Core G5 2.0GHz $1,999
Single Dual-Core G5 2.3GHz $2,499
Dual Dual-Core G5 2.5GHz $3,299

The high end model features Two Dual Core G5 processors giving it 4 effective processing units. It is called the "Power Mac G5 Quad".

- PCI Express
- up to 16GB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Mighty Mouse
- GeForce 6600 (128MB or 256MB)

The Quad PowerMac will be shipping in November.

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Top Rated Comments

w_parietti22 Avatar
212 months ago
Probably because the iMac is not a pro machine, just a consumer machine. I hear ya and feel ya, but that's probably what others are going to say.

And probably becuase Apple would get sewed for setting peoples houses on fire. :p
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portent Avatar
212 months ago
nVidia Quadro graphics available, and ECC RAM? Dual ethernet ports?

What is this, some kind of workstation?
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jiv3turkey748 Avatar
212 months ago
16gb of ram lol.. thats insane
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natehan Avatar
212 months ago
Did you see the picture of the processor? It's pretty sick
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ipacmm Avatar
212 months ago
I am about to order a Quad-core G5...I just need to press the "check out" icon...
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nagromme Avatar
212 months ago
PowerPC's final months are looking pretty nice! :)

Don't forget that the OS itself has ways to make use of multiple CPUs even with apps that don't have built-in support. Like devoting one CPU entirely to the app, while the OS and all other processes run on the other cores.

I like that the wireless antenna is now a permanent strip down the back--no more little attachments.


Now, what to do with all your spare cash? Imagine one of THESE Mac setups with 4 cores, 4 graphics cards and 8 Cinema Displays! (Is the second setup possible? 4 of each?)
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