[geeks] this is where the mac should be
mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Oct 12 22:14:43 CDT 2006
On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 07:42:06PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Yes, the new Macs are fast. Conroe / Woodcrest is an awesome platform
> (aside from that FB-DIMM crap) in terms of performance. However, I
> suspect that the performance had more to do with the timing of Apple's
> transition than the transition itself. There's no way that Apple
> couldn't have known IBM was going to ship low-power G5s and faster
> high-end G5s. However, back when it was doubtful that IBM was going to
> squeeze those parts out, Intel only had NetBurst to offer....
I've also heard that IBM got tired of Apple being picky about parts and
speeds, as they love the game console and router business which gives
them tons more demand than Apple ever did.
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