3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2009 12:47 PM by custom mini
Tankersm Level 1 Level 1
I have iMac G5 with 20" display - love it. I see that the minimum requirement for Snow Leopard is an Intel Core Duo processor - not sure what kind of processor I have but I'm sure hoping I don't have to buy a new computer to get Snow Leopard!!
About this Mac menu says "Processor=1.8GHz PowerPC G5" so I am assuming it is NOT an Intel processor - correct?

iMAC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iTunes 8.3 (23)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10
    About this Mac menu says "Processor=1.8GHz PowerPC G5" so I am assuming it is NOT an Intel processor - correct?


    Correct. If a Mac has Power, G3, G4, or G5 in it's name, it doesn't have an Intel CPU.

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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7
    You can get along perfectly well with Leopard, but unfortunately, all the coming OSs will only be intel compatible. I don't think that Snow Leopard is going to be a huge advancement over Leopard, so don't feel too left out



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  • custom mini Level 2 Level 2
    Very quickly,

    All processors starting with a 'G' are made by IBM (OS8 to OS10.5.x)
    All processors starting with 'MC68xxx' are made by Motorola (OS so old now not in use)
    Most processors with the words- solo, duo or quad are made by Intel (OS10.4.x to ?)

    Hope thats a little bit clearer ?

    custom mini