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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:49 am    Post subject: Mac Pro (New PowerMac) speculation... Reply with quote

What does everything think the new Mac Pro (PowerMac) is going to be comprised of?
We've seen the iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini being made of essentially notebook processors with notebook memory/motherboards... etc.
What kind of items do you expect out of the Mac Pro?
Minimum requirements?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's going to have to have a whole new processor, because the core duo cannot support dual chips in one machine. But I'm thinking fast, desktop RAM, and really nice video card. Since they seem to have made almost everything better with the current Mactels I think they will do that again with the Mac Pro (stupid name)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well it's going to have to have a whole new processor, because the core duo cannot support dual chips in one machine. But I'm thinking fast, desktop RAM, and really nice video card. Since they seem to have made almost everything better with the current Mactels I think they will do that again with the Mac Pro (stupid name)

I agree Mac Pro is a stupid name. With Apple not wanting Power in their names, like the MacBook Pro. Who knows what the PowerMac is going to be named. I just dropped off the Power, since it's not going to be in there anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this...
Dual-core 2.5GHz-3.2GHz "Conroe" processor, maybe x2
modified 965 chipset to allow for 2 processors (also get rid of serial ports, etc)
GeForce 7800 GTX/ATI Radeon X1900 XT of course made to work for Mac.
Maybe a early showing of the DDR3?
Slightly different case, but still aluminum

Yeah well... who knows... guess we will see by the end of the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
With Apple not wanting Power in their names, like the MacBook Pro. Who knows what the PowerMac is going to be named.

How about...Macintosh. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macintosh... don't forget... Pro
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quad core hmmmmmmm...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With Apple not wanting Power in their names, like the MacBook Pro. Who knows what the PowerMac is going to be named.

How about...Macintosh. Smile

I think Macintosh would a sweet name!! IMHO
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeForce 7800 GTX/ATI Radeon X1900 XT of course made to work for Mac.


I hope not, I hope they use standard "PC" video cards. I have a nice PCI-E 7900 GTX that would be quite happy in an Mactel Pro.......
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope Apple does not drop the Power from the PowerMac. I don't know what else they would call the new Intel based professional macs.

What about ProMac?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macintosh Pro? That sounds OK.... I am sure they will have some mean video card in it and maybe dual bays for CD's, always nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: quad Intel Reply with quote

they would probably do something like the Xeon for quad core since they do that with them already.
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