View Full Version : Power Increase from 500Mhz G4 to 1.8Ghz Dual G5?

Jan 27, 2011, 06:30 AM
Whats the speed boost like? I can do everything i want to do on my Powermac i'm using right now which is a 500Mhz G4, 1.25 Gb RAM. It does all my web browsing and MSN etc, Spotify and Itunes, iPhoto and light Photoshop work with RAW Files from my Canon 1D Mark 1. And i use it to play AVI's and other videos via perian and Quicktime!

Looking at getting a Dual 1.8 G5 cheep to take over. How much faster will it be? Worth getting, as i'm still fine with the G4 and Tiger right now :)

Jan 27, 2011, 06:35 AM
About five times faster: http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/

Jan 27, 2011, 04:58 PM
It will blow your mind.

Jan 27, 2011, 07:48 PM
It will blow your mind.

Yeah I think it probably would!

Jan 28, 2011, 05:02 AM
Yeah I think it probably would!

Nearly as much as going from a G4/450 to a Quad Mac Pro 2.8 did for my mind as my editing station... *puts on mental hat* :D

Mac Hammer Fan
Jan 28, 2011, 03:52 PM
I have an old PowerMac G3 with G4 533 Mhz processor and a Dual G5 1,8 and I can confirm that the latter is much faster. OSX is much more responsive and all applications run snappier. Definitely worth to upgrade. But... my MacPro is much faster than the Dual G5 1,8.