Dual 2GHz $2999
9 fans! but quieter.
Single/Dual processors. Up to 8GB Memory. Can talk to mem @ 6.4GB/s. 4x Superdrive in each. Geforce fx5200 in lower, radeon 9600 pro in higher mode.
System - G5 System Controller - dedicated bandwidth to each subsystem. IBM is fabricating it. 6x faster than G4, 8GB bandwidth, 1processor doesn't slow down the other one. 400mhz DDR memory, AGP 8x Pro, 133mhz PCI-X slots. Hypertransport. Serial ATA. 1.5GB/s bandwidth. independent interfaces to each drive. Rest of the i/o - high performance. optical digital i/o and analog i/o, fw800 ,usb 2.0
Massivly parallel. Up to 250 inflight instructions. -- can be processed at the same time. The G4 can do 16. Floating point "monster". Two fully symetric integer units. massive branch prediction logic.
fastest front sidebus - ever. designed for dual processor systems.
We're calling it the G5. It is a 64-bit processor. The first first 64-bit desktop processor. Runs our existing 32-bit apps no problems..
looks like OSX has finally matured. even though apple should have been sporting specs like this a year ago, it's nevertheless pretty amazing, should spank anything intel based in the server and media production environments.