xlr8yourmac has some more reports on successful beige G3 ROM updates, on G3 upgrades going faster than expected and various other bits.
New G3s coming soon
ZDnet notes that IBM is still focusing on G3 optimisation instead of G4 development, and as far as I and they can tell, with success. IBM is expected to ship new versions of the 750 PPC chip called 750cx and 750cxe soon. The chip offer even better power management as well as an integrated 256K of Level2 cache, most certainly running at an 1:1 ratio, although that wasn't mentioned in the article. The chips will be aimed mainly at the portable and embedded market, as well as of course Apple's PowerBook series. The 750cx will clock at 350-550 MHz while the cxe will clock very fast at 500-700MHz. Let's hope these beasties will also be availlable as CPU upgrade cards.
Shugashack notes that 3Dfx has delayed their Voodoo5 graphics card in the last minute, after an issue showed up that seems to be somewhere in the chip. This announcement was made yesterday, and today they have recalled the few V5 AGP cards that already shipped. I just hope this won't affect the ship date of the Mac version a lot, if at all. Here's the announcement from 3Dfx.
MacObserver's column iTeen has thought of an idea how to measure cross platform CPU speeds in a fair way. It's a bit like my Benschmark, with the sole difference, that the values are actually generated from the computer:)
MOSR has a few more news on the next Mac OS, now rumored to be 9.5. Some nice new features are going to be there too.