Anonymous report on Quad Power Mac G5s (96% reliability)
Rumors is prepared to confirm the existence of Apple Quad PowerMacs from anonymous federal sources nested deep in the grape vine. According to some of our oldest and most reliable sources at IBM, we should see these graphic stomping monsters in time forChristmas, with a high price tag. Almost a dozen informants at high levels have corroborated the following specs of prototype Quad PowerMacs that Apple has deployed for testing with a close partner in the movie industry.
Quad 3GHz PowerPC 975ex G5 processors
1.5GHz frontside bus/processor
1 GB default ECC Fast RAM (expandable to 12GB)
250 GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm (Expandable to 1 TB)
NVIDIA GeForce 6900 Ultra DDL Graphics
16x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Wireless Apple Keyboard and Mouse
6 PCI Express Slots
56K internal modem
4 handles on top
We are hearing that the Quad PowerMac uses a stretched Cube like enclosure about 50 percent larger than current PowerMac G5 case that kind of looks like something out of the future. Mumblings in the grape vine say that no small number of testers have been testing the Quad PowerMac by placing them on the floor and under desks. If the lights are dim, the Quad can be seen emanating a blue light through its casing, making it look like something from the future, also lighting up the Apple logos and "G5s".
Rumors has been promised an exclusive inside look at the Quad PowerMac by visiting with sources later this month and we will be reporting first hand on the details and may even get to take some pictures.
All in all, we hear that the Quad has 2 more months of quality testing and it could be released at Apple Expo Paris or as least by Thanksgiving time. According to the grape vine the Quad uses a brand new and unannounced 975ex processor that will race Apple past their current processor problems.
Suffice to say, if you're chompin at the bit for a Quad PowerMac G5, keep a close eye on the ship times for the current PowerMac G5s. Once they've been shipping immediately for a few weeks, new Quad PowerMacs wont be to too far behind.
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