Apple have announced an upgrade to their popular Power Mac G5 line of computers; being promoted as the worlds "coolest computer" (in both senses of the word) the update comes with a bunch of new features. We previously reported that via a revised technical manual, mac enthusiasts had predicted one heat sinc for both chips in an upcoming revision of the G5 line. This appears to be true, except rather than having a fan, Apple have introduced a water cooled system.
Asides from its new cooling the system, all G5s will now ship with a faster 8x superdrive, which allows users to burn CDs and DVDs. Apple also appear to have improved the acoustics of their PCs, a major annoyance among many users with the ever growing number of fans inside cases. Compared against a Dell 3.4 ghz P4, Apple claims the new systems are almost 100% faster. One has to bare in mind however how Apple have cheated on benchmark comparisons against Intel chips before.
The new models will be available in July.
View: New G5 design
View: G5 Homepage