it is alsso at Digital protypes. just went to check it out.
It is BEAUTIFUL, man! The design and construction is most impressive. Their BEST YET! (typical of Apple).
It is whisper quiet.
i played UT3k on it. Smooth as silk.
Finder windo resizes are zero-lag, of course, but iPhot and iMovie STILL LAG when resizing! (a majot pet peeve of mine. The iApps should be smooth as silk on ANY Mac, let alone a bloody 1.6GHz G5!
Ran xbench on it. It topped out pretty damned fast, but lost to a Dual 800 G4 (xBench's benchline machine) on a few tests. you'd hope that the slowest G5 could STILL whip ANY dual G4, let alone a dual 800!
but, all in all, a fantastic advance for the platform. If I had the dough, I'd pop for the dual 2 gigger!
yoyo - Panther isn't 64bit. My guess is there will be a G5 version of Panther and a normal version of Panther in order to make access of the 64 bits, much like what Apple did with the 680x0 to PPC switch.
b.Mac in Mtl has the G5 too.. the 1.6 Demo has arrived at the Pare location, I have from good sources that the G5 should artrive at the other locations very shortly (by Friday) But, if you want to the G5, check it out at on Pare street. The address is on the b.Mac website.
Dr. G Posterboy has it right.
Besides LCDs are slow anyway.
You want speed in G5 it's spelled RAID
BTW the G4s are holding their own at the moment
Given the drive bays the dual 1.25 looks very good.
"BIG CAVEAT: Cinebench 2003 is NOT optimized for the G5... yet. Richard Kurz of the Maxon Mac development lab confirmed that G5 optimizations are planned."
Now Panther is supposed to give a 40% speed boost but that may apply to G4s as well.
We hope to have our own speed tests this weekend which will measure some other factors as well where the balanced bandwidth may show up better the architectural differences.
My father called me yesterday to ask me about getting a new computer (He has a StarMax and wants to upgrade), He said he was interested in the eMac 17", But I told him not to buy it because if anything ever went wrong...He'd have to bring it into Toronto to get it fixed. (He lives in "The County" near Wellington).
I had suggested that he wait until after the Paris Expo, Or come into T.O. and see the G4's in person, I recomended a Dual processor.
I'm not sure if the 867 was the loudest Mac on the planet and needed a power supply swap (I think it was the mirror door Mac), Anyways...
Can anyone post a suggestion as to which G4 he should be thinking of buying under $2000. (He'll probably want a monitor with it as well)