RUMOR: Apple to launch new Power Mac G5 models today, dual 2.6GHz at top-of-line

“Apple sources said the new models will have a top speed of 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz; the company is expected to offer dual-processor configurations of 2.5GHz, 2GHz, and 1.8GHz, as well as an entry-level single-processor 1.8GHz model. While other configurations may exist, those models are believed the represent the new product line,” Nick dePlume reports for Think Secret.

“Apple will reportedly include an ATI Radeon 9600 XT graphics card in the highest-end configuration and an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra in the other models,” dePlume reports. “A source said that the company’s plans called for an announcement of the long-awaited G5 refresh on Tuesday, June 8, but stressed that announcement dates for speed bumps could easily be shifted to a later date in the week; other indicators suggested that may indeed be the case.”

dePlume reports on the possiblities of quad G5 Power Macs, new displays and more here.


  1. that’s total bogus to me.

    They will be bringing back a model that was removed from the lineup! (single 1.8)

    they will put the same graphic cards in there that were in the lineup for 1 year!

    and they will still sell the current lineup (all 3 models) with a discount, but what’s the difference between the old and new lineup?

    doesn’t make any sense, the only new model would be the 2.5, and don’t tell me they can’t make any models between 2.5 and 2.0..

    apple will surprise us, at least not with specs like this!

  2. Certain things just do make sense with this story, we were told a 3.0ghz CPU before the end of summer… Also Why would it be relesaed today instead of at WWDC2004?

  3. Apple has to do something to Power Mac line soon. Everybody waits for the new products and that waiting is not good for business. Apple needs everybody to replace their orders ASAP. I am not going to buy new machines before I see the new products. I also would need a quad PM.

    I am still betting WWDC. It is only few weeks to go.
    Then again it is WWDC so the attention will be on the new cat more than on new hardware.

  4. Why would they introduce AirPort Express one day and PowerMac G5s the next? The first product is the focus of attention for now and at least a few more days.

    The dual 1.8, 2.0 and 2.5 numbers do not seem right. The current G5s differ by 0.2 GHz between each configuration and the next. Unless the high-end PowerMac will use a different model processor to that used by the other models, I do not think the rumoured configurations are accurate.

  5. With iTunes Europe the 15th, AirTunes/Airport Express Yesterday, and if they release the PM G5 updates before the WWDC, SJ must be keeping somthing uterly GIGANTIC under his hat for WWDC. Tiger is nice, but its not a huge announcment. SJ doesnt speak just for a “known” product demo, there is somthing huge coming, mark my words.

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