More on the PPC 970 and the New PB15

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:54
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

MacWhispers has an interesting summary article on the PowerPC 970 processor culled from their OEM contacts in the Apple supply pipeline. An especially interesting reference was made to the PPC 970 PowerBook>:

The plant contracted for assembly of the new 15.4-inch Powerbook has just now begun manufacturing production Powerbooks with the PPC 970 processor.

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MacWhispers has an interesting summary article on the PowerPC 970 processor culled from their OEM contacts in the Apple supply pipeline.
According to the article:

- The IBM PPC 970 chips are now actually in volume production for only two specific end uses: IBM’s own servers, and for Apple Computer.
- The plant contracted for assembly of the new Power Mac is now actually manufacturing production Power Macs with single PPC 970 processors.
- The plant contracted for assembly of the new 15.4-inch Powerbook has just now begun manufacturing production Powerbooks with the PPC 970 processor.
- The new Power Mac has a sister model with a 2-processor motherboard that is not yet in actual production, but that could be put into production at any time.
- The new Power Mac has a new case design with “metallic look plastics,” and a front panel “mostly made with the same anodized aluminum surface” as the newest Powerbooks.
- The new Power Mac retains “handles,” though not in the same form as the current design.

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