Motorola G5 Project

The Motorola G5 project was an unsuccessful attempt around 2000-2001 to create a 64-bit PowerPC processor, successor to Motorola's PowerPC 7400 series. On roadmaps from the era it was designated PowerPC 7500.

It has been suggested that Motorola had a working "G5" chip, but said chip failed in the early stages of mass production and thus could not be widely made into a usable chip.

When Apple began producing 64-bit systems under the G5 brand, they used IBM's PowerPC 970, which is also known as the PowerPC G5.

Famous quotes containing the word project:

    In 1869 he started his work for temperance instigated by three drunken men who came to his home with a paper signed by a saloonkeeper and his patrons on which was written “For God’s sake organize a temperance society.”
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)