||Faster, smaller, and less power. That's the word from the WWDC according to a Reuter's story. Apple showed off the upcoming G4 with its Altivec technology this afternoon to Developers. The new chip will pack more punch with 10.5 million transistors and still be far smaller, and cooler, than the Pentium III from Intel. The chip will draw less power as well.
According to Apple, the G4 will run processor intensive apps like Photoshop 1.5 times faster than a G3. Not bad.
Read the Reuter's story for more information.
The Mac Observer Spin: The G4 will be hot (as in cool) when it ships. Mac Observer sources have informed The Mac Observer that the G4 should be released later this year with October given as a target month. We have been sitting on that for a while, but with Apple showing the G4, we felt it a good time to let it out. The G4, with Altivec, should prove to be as big a step up as was the step to the G3.
Altivec, AIM's answer to MMX, promises to make the Mac one incredibly powerful multimedia machine. Games, graphics effects, scientific apps, and other software rewritten to support Altivec should prove to be simply incredible on an Altivec equipped Mac. Better yet, once a version of QuickTime is released to support Altivec, any application that relies on QuickTime will automagically be enhanced as well.
A Mac Observer Report:
Apple's World Wide Developer Conference 1999
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