Scientists have voted Apple’s Power Mac G5 as their computer of choice – before any of the models have even shipped.

Scientific Computing & Instrumentation magazine named the G5 as its editors’ choice for scientific applications.

It said: "The Power Mac G5 features a 64-bit desktop processor and a 1GHz front-side bus It utilizes 64-bit processing technology for memory expansion up to 8GB and 64-bit computation, while running existing 32-bit applications natively.

“It offers dual 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 processors, each with an independent 1GHz front-side bus, for 16GBps of bandwidth.

“The line also features high bandwidth memory (400 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM with throughput up to 6.4GBps), and AGP 8X Pro graphics capabilities."