Hissing G5s and G5 Laptop Soon?

Some ZDnet mac articles I found interesting:

Apple silences beeps, hissing

Some dual 1.8GHz G5’s have been beeping and hissing when used with some external audio gear. Certainly not something creative pros want to hear after spending thousands of hard earned bucks on one. Good news is Apple have fixed this in the production process now, so new machines rolling off the production lines are spiffy.

Will Apple bite on Motorola’s PowerPC chip?

What with Apple using IBM chips in G5s these days, you gotta wonder 2 things:

1. Where this leaves Motorola? Will Apple eventually phase out Motorola chips in favour of IBM ones?

2. Where the hell are the G5 laptops!?

The article suggests the G5 laptops aren’t far off. As for Motorola and it’s new speedier than previous Motorola chips, who knows, I mean 1.42 GHz isn’t that much faster than 1.33 GHz, even for laptops. You do the math, that’s 0.9 GHz. Big fucking whoop.

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6 Comments


  1. Ryan

    14 April 2004 at 8.23 pm

    What studio recording gear/hardware, would you recommend when using a G5 mac?

    Reply

  2. DigitDeep

    20 August 2004 at 12.52 am

    Ghz has nothing to do with speed, hz is a measure or power, If all that mattered was that a chip had the highest Ghz, Intel would dominate the market the Celeron, which has a 2.8ghz label but can hardly run a web browser.

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  3. sbszine

    23 August 2004 at 11.31 am

    Hz is a measure of frequency, and in CPUs a measure of clock speed. Enjoy

    Reply

  4. Doffer

    1 April 2005 at 7.10 am

    I have a G3 laptop that is 0.7 Ghz… and a G4 Laptop that is 1.4 ghz…. You did the math wrong dumb ass 0.7 ghz is 700 mhz you mean 0.07 GHz

    Reply

  5. lucie

    1 April 2005 at 11.08 am

    Yeah I got the math wrong. That’s why I asked you guys to do it 🙂

    Reply

  6. Red Wolf

    1 April 2005 at 11.24 am

    Looks like writing about the clock speed of Macs attracts abusive fuckwits, mentioning Potter Puppet Pals attracts sub-literate tweens and any mention of Optus attracts the insane. You could write a thesis on this

    Reply

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