Apple Dual-Core Dual-Processor 2.5ghz G5 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > Digital Video Industry News

Digital Video Industry News
Events, press releases, bulletins and dispatches from the DV world at large.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 19th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 253
Apple Dual-Core Dual-Processor 2.5ghz G5

... has been announced for $3300 and is on Apple's website: http://www.apple.com/powermac/dualcore.html. They also have 2 new dual-core single-processor models out.

You can still buy the older dual-processor 2.7 (single-cores) now at $2799, as opposed to $2999 just yesterday. And to think I almost bought one last Friday!

Dan
Dan Shallenberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Shallenberger
... has been announced for $3300 and is on Apple's website: http://www.apple.com/powermac/dualcore.html. They also have 2 new dual-core single-processor models out.

You can still buy the older dual-processor 2.7 (single-cores) now at $2799, as opposed to $2999 just yesterday. And to think I almost bought one last Friday!

Dan
Alright alright so who's gonna be the first one to try out the new dual cores? :D Actually i'm wondering how the three systems will stack up against the dual processor 2.5ghz G5 which i have- esp for editing/rendering/processing in FCP etc
__________________
2ndshooter.blogspot.com
Vishal Gurung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #3
DVCreators.Net
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 888
For a couple speed tests results check out the graphs on the bottom of this page http://www.apple.com/powermac/

These things fly!
__________________
Guy Cochran
DVinfo Sponsor, Cool Gear - DVeStore!
Guy Cochran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2005, 03:07 PM   #4
Tourist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
I did just buy one!!

I noticed the new dual core/dual processor G5's the other day when I was ordering my copy of FCP -- I just bought the 2.7 dual processor G5 a month ago, and am a little pissed that I didn't wait -- not that I'm not happy with what I've got... but now I have to wonder how long it will be before I'm drooling over the new one, and waiting for my bank balance to rise to the level I can justify buying one!!

Glenn
Glenn Simmons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2005, 03:38 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 253
2.7 dual?? You got one heck of a machine there! Yours is probably faster overall than both of the dual cores... the quad might have ya beat a bit though.

I'm still working on a single 1ghz g4! I love coming to work and using my dual 1.8 G5, but really looking forward to picking up my own G5 before the end of the year (need a good writeoff). I wonder if this is the last G5 before they go Intel...

Dan
Dan Shallenberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 612
Don't feel too bad about the dual cores, they're not too much better than the dual 2.7ghz, honestly, what's 20-30 seconds shaved off of rendering? However, the double dual core ("The Quad") should perform substantially better than the dual 2.7ghz, mostly Motion will benefit if I'm not mistaken. But you still have to weigh in the Intel switch in June, is all that really worth it? Be happy with the dual 2.7ghz, it'll hold off for quite a while.
__________________
"Babs Do or Babs Do not, there is no try." - Zack Birlew
www.BabsDoProductions.com
Zack Birlew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,963
This Dual-core is nothing compared to the Cell workstation, 2 teraflops! Now that could handle an HDV stream and process that HDV stream into 3D animation in real-time! Assuming that Sony allows Mac OS X in the workstation, that would be the dream mac!
__________________
I wait for the day cost-efficient global shutter 60fps capable CMOS sensors emerge for use on major manufacturers' cameras. (Sony, Canon, etc.) Rolling Shutters are a plague.
Jack Zhang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2005, 08:53 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 898
Cell workstation.....

I checked it out and would assume that piece of equipment is way out there on cost!
Dean Harrington is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > Digital Video Industry News

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:03 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network