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I'll hope the dual dual-core G5 goes on sale
Authored by: surfingmarmot on Nov 30, '05 05:01:02PM

The G5 is a darn good processor--Intel chips run hot, drain a lot of power, and benchmark miserably against AMD chips. Intel's architecture is 'tired' not 'wired'. Now if Apple had gone with AMD dual-core, I'd be more interested earlier. But as it is, once the Intel line comes out, the G5 line will offer the better value I hope. Sure eventually, when the line has been Intel for several years, I'll have no choice but Intel. But for my next purchase cycle, it will be PPC. And not just because of hardware costs--I am sure there will be a big software cross-grade 'tax' for all Intel development for the apps I use: Photoshop, Lightwave, Final Cut Studio, MS Office, and others. I am not anxious to pay that tax any earlier than I have to. And I am pretty sure emulation-mode performance will absolutely suck for Final Cut and Lightwave rendering.



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Intel 2006 looks more promising
Authored by: frank nospam on Dec 07, '05 01:06:00PM

You're describing the P4 series. The expected chips for Macintel are improvements on the Pentium-M, which is pretty competetive with AMD.



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