G4 Plus taped out - sources have added their
voice to earlier hints that Motorola has completed
the PowerPC G4 Plus, a process known in the trade
as 'taping out'
G4 Plus in Macs by "mid-summer" 2001 - sources
confirm that Motorola has begun to release fully-working
samples of its next generation PowerPC G4 Plus and
that Apple will have product at speeds of around
750MHz that could hit the market by "mid-summer"
2001 or earlier
upgrades PowerPC G4 - Motorola yesterday unveiled
its latest PowerPC G4 processor, the 7410, but the
new processor is unlikely to please Mac users looking
for a chip capable of catching up with Intel's ever-growing
the hell is... the PowerPC 'G4 Plus' - getting
the PowerPC 7400 above 500MHz has proved difficult,
to the extent that Apple has been forced to ship
dual-processor machines to help convince buyers
that its Power Mac isn't lagging way behind Wintel.
and multiprocessing in CAD/3D - The PowerPC
G4 processor with the AltiVec instruction set is
a superior chip architecturally for science and
3D visualization than anything coming out of Intel.
Over the next two years, with perhaps particular
emphasis on 2001, we'll see a number of amazing
feats in 3D visualization running on Power Macs
with the G4 processor. To borrow words from Billy
boy himself, "the best is yet to come."
- "Fantastic Four: With the Power Mac G4, Apple
Brings Super Power to your Desktop"
- "Sidebar: Introducing the G4 Processor"
End Mac - "Power Macintosh G4/450, 500;
code name: Sawtooth"
End Mac - "Power Macintosh G4/400; code
Examiner - "Super Duper?"
Great Mac - "Analysts split on G4 revolution
vs evolution scenario"
York Times - "Apple Is Now the Champ in Computer
AnchorDesk - "Best of Mac: G4 Power Macs Steal
the Seybold Spotlight"
- "G4 Availability Promoted As 'Immediate,' Apple
Store Says 30 Days"
Bee - "Apple's top-line computer: New G4's
chip much faster than Pentium III, Jobs says"
- "Inside the G4 Spec Sheet"
Chronicle - "Apple unveils new computer
to compete with Pentium III"
- "New Power Mac faster yet"
News - " Lavish Debut for Apple's G4"
- "Apple Announces G4 System, OS 9 Upgrades"
World Electric - "New G4 chips beef up
- "How Fast is Fast? The G4 compared to the G3"
- "G3 and G4: The purpose of two chips..."
"Think Different About Upgrading"
- Covering Apple's dubious decision to disable (via
a firmware update) G4 upgrades in Yosemite G3's.