Wednesday, September 14, 2005

IBM publishes 2.2 GHz G5 970FX power specs

IBM has published the IBM PowerPC 970FX Microprocessor Design Guide, in which it lists a 60 Watt maximum power specification for the 2.2 GHz 970FX.

This is in additon to the previously published 39 Watt specification for the 2.0 GHz 970FX.

One wonders what all of this means for the as yet unreleased 970MP, in terms of top speed and power utilization. Given that Apple already has 2.7 GHz G5 Power Macs for sale, one would hope that a dual-core version of the G5 would debut at 2.5 GHz, with acceptable power requirements.