PowerPC 970MP and low-power 970FX announced
IBM has officially announced the long awaited dual-core PowerPC 970MP. They'll arrive at 1.4-2.5 GHz with 1 MB L2-Cache per core, one core can be disabled for powersaving. The chips are believed to find their way into the next round of PowerMacs.
IBM also announced a low-power variant of the PowerPC 970FX, the chip currently used in PowerMacs and iMacs. The parts will arrive at 1.2-1.6 GHz and are
aimed at notebooks and low-profile desktops - such as the Mac mini.
This certainly sounds like we will
see some good PowerPC products by Apple before the chip family is left behind. We even might see the PowerBook G5.