The first 2.5 GHz machines were delivered this week, much to the delight of Mac forums everywhere. ;) However, it seems that many people still have August 20 ship dates, so there does still seem to be limited 970FX supply. Interestingly, there is some evidence that new G5 2.0 (not 2.5) GHz Power Macs may indeed be using 970FX chips as well (instead of the 970). I will keep everyone posted as new information on this surfaces.
If the new Power Macs are truly shipping with 970FX chips, one wonders what this means for the iMac G5. Can IBM keep up with simultaneous demand for 2.0 GHz 970FX Xserves (low volume), 2.0 GHz 970FX iMacs (high volume), and 2.0 GHz 970FX Power Macs (high volume)? Will Apple limit the iMac G5 to 1.8 GHz? Or could Apple ship a 2.2 GHz G5 20" iMac?