Intel’s roadmap… tick tock.

February 27, 2008

Apple updated it’s macbook (pro) line, this kicks ass. Another rumored update is happening in June! 

 intel roadmap

The successor to Penryn, based on a new post-Core microarchitecture which features the return of hyperthreading, is Nehalem; it was discussed at the September 2007 IDF meeting, though the release date is not until the end of 2008.

The 32 nm shrink of Nehalem is called Westmere; provided that Intel stays on target with its roadmap, Sandy Bridge will be released at 32 nm with a newer microarchitecture around 2010.[46] In 2011, Intel will launch its first processor based on a 22 nm process. Based on Intel’s cycle alternating new architectures and die shrinks every two years, it is currently assumed that this will be a shrink of Sandy Bridge.[47] (danke Wikipedia)


Intel to launch Penryn mobile chips ahead of Macworld

December 5, 2007

Intel Corp. plans to formally introduce its Penryn family of next-generation mobile processors in early January, paving the way for significant upgrades to Apple Inc.’s notebook and iMac consumer desktop lines shortly thereafter.

read more | digg story


installing Leopard

October 26, 2007

First off, wow, ihave been waiting for this day. The official non-developer latest version of OS X. So far its worth waiting for… you see it takes a few HOURS for it to upload, iFirst started to install it and then it went to an aqua screen and acted rapidly deterring the notions that I have read on other posts, then iHit my computer, the disc stopped, and it seemed to almost start over. Now it is reading 1 hour and 32 minutes, not too shabby.

So you hit it?

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Apple to release Penryn based, Mac Pros

October 18, 2007

 

The new systems will represent the first architectural overhaul to the Mac Pro family since Apple introduced the Intel-based Power Mac successor at its August 2006 Worldwide Developers Conference. They’ll also be amongst the first machines from any PC manufacturer to employ chips from Intel’s upcoming Penryn family of 45-nanometer (nm) microprocessors — specifically the upcoming Hi-k Xeons, which will be available in dual- and quad-core variants for workstations with front-side bus speeds of either 1333MHz or 1600MHz.

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What’s with Apple users signatures?

October 11, 2007

“Hi, I have one line to add to the conversation and four lines for you see how much I have given Apple, Inc. That’s all, check out my signature!”

Intel Dual Core 2.2 MBP with 2 gigs of RAM with 500 Firewire 800/400 USB 2.0 drive running OS X 10.5 Leopardvintage apple logo

Single Core 1.83 G5 PPC with 320 USB 2.0 gig drive running OS X 10.4 Tiger (indefinitely)

Single core 400 mhz G3 PPC Lomard (black laptop) running 10.3.9 Panther (indefinitely)

Flash based 1 gig 1st generation ipod shuffle (broken indefinitely)

1st generation ipod shufflei”m not sure. iKnow for a fact that Apple users like to be noticed, it is very much a status thing, white headphones anyone? However many are low key, and yet on the chat boards and such we are compelled to write about all our products, not just the desktop and the laptop, but the OLD hardware, and even things like our ipods and whatnot? Please comment to why this is if you like. Thanks!


The next iMac review…

September 25, 2007

Ohhh what 2 buy, what 2 buy….ifish

iWas thinking hmm, quad core g5 powermac, but then, y’know… ya gotta futurize, so intel is likley the best choice when making such a massive purchase. It’s just that g5 quads on ebay are do-able as in $1750, which is a chunk of change, but SO much computer.

Anyway, ihave an iMac now, and boy-o-boy it does the job, so i think i’ll stick with the new slick, 2.4 ghz with 3 gigs of RAM or so, but only under one condition…

That iGet ANOTHER monitor.

Hey, its video editing, i just gotta. Put it this way. iWANT the 24″ 2.8 imac with a terra byte maxed out on RAM, but can u believe it is over budget, yeah, tell me about it.

So the next logical thing to do is either get a dated refurb, for a much lower price, or get… new and old.. both?

Yeah, the catch is that I will have to get a 20″ iMac again, but a 20″ with a tonn of power AND an Apple monitor. Hot tamale! i know it. It’s not all that much really. You buy the 2.4 20″ imac, and go for the 20″ refurb monitor. That way things look uniform and you are still looking at state of the art-cult-of-mac status that will ensure: future-proofing, high quality editing, and perhaps the ability to run Civilization 4, which at $45 seems a better hipper deal, than civ 3 for $15 on ebay, but either way; a 24″ new with 500 hard drive is over $2000 and for about the same price you can get a new 20″ 2.4 with a 20″ Apple refurb monitor all from the Apple store at about the same price.

Anyhoo, since I lifted a little Wikipedia media about the iMac on my mind, iThought it best to fill you in on a little more about Apple, Inc. and the things iThink. Still waiting for Leopard tho, don’t wait for iWork 08 (get it) and waiting for a quad/ocho after mac goes all intel 45 nm penryn until i go all out for a power station and likely say ciao to the imac unless by some chance my kid wants one and they kick as much fanny in 10 years as they do now. De todas maneras. Saludos.

power mac


New iMac Benchmarks: Santa Rosa Chipset Speed Tests. 24″models

August 13, 2007

primate labs results24 inch iMac Performance via Primate Labs!

August 9th, 2007 Steve Jobs announced new iMacs on Tuesday and while I’m not sure Iimac speed test like the new enclosure, I do like the other improvements that come with the new iMacs like faster processors, more hard drive space, and the Santa Rosa chipset.

I thought I’d compare the performance of the latest 24-inch iMac against the previous generation of 24-inch iMacs using Geekbench 2. While I don’t have any results for the 24-inch iMac with the Core 2 Extreme processor right now, I’ll update this article once I receive results for the Core 2 Extreme processor.

Setup

  • iMac (24-inch Mid 2007)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40GHz
    • 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R4031)
  • iMac (24-inch)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33GHz
    • 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R2218)
  • iMac (24-inch)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.16GHz
    • 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R2218)

Primate Labs is reporting the baseline score, rather than the raw score, for each benchmark (where a score of 1000 is the score a Power Mac G5 1.6GHz would receive). Higher is better.

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