Is there a new G4 that supports DDR SDRAM?

Roland Dreier roland at
Sat Aug 17 03:02:40 EST 2002

>>>>> "Conn" == Conn Clark <clark at> writes:

    Conn> Apple just released there new Macs with DDR SDRAM
    Conn> support. Does that mean there is a new G4 that supports DDR
    Conn> SDRAM ? Apple has to be using a new G4 because they claim a
    Conn> 1.25GHz clock speed and a 166MHz FSB clock rate.  Any body
    Conn> heard anything about this?

For "G4" PPC chips (really Motorola 74xx) the RAM controller is on a
separate companion chip.  For example Marvell's Discovery 2 companion
chip supports DDR and works with Mororola 74xx and IBM 750 chips.

However, the fastest Motorola 7455 chips I've heard of are 1 GHz with
a 133 MHz bus.  Perhaps the new Macs are using CPUs available only to

 - Roland

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