Apple shows new Power Mac G5 Steve Jobs unveiled the new Power Mac G5, powered by IBM's new PowerPC 970 chip, Apple's CEO claimed the new G5 performance could outperform any Windows-based PC on the market... that's another bold claim in one day (see our ATI post below). The G5 is looking pretty sharp design-wise although it does come at a cost, as usual... The entry-level model comes with a 1.6GHz processor, 256MB of memory, an 80GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 graphics card. It will sell for $1,999. The midrange system sells for $2,399 and comes with a 1.8GHz G5 processor, 512MB of memory, a 160GB hard drive and the GeForce FX5200 graphics card. The high-end model sells for $2,999 and has two 2GHz G5 chips, 512MB of memory, a 160GB hard drive and an ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card. All three machines sport a new aluminum case and come with a SuperDrive that can read and burn both DVDs and CDs. Jobs also said the new IBM processors could be hitting the 3GHz mark in about a year. A good information round up can be found at CNet.