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Bozola
May 23, 2005, 09:41 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=77&e=1&u=/mc/20050523/tc_mc/imacemacbenchmarksnewmodelsturninspeediertimes

Hope it's not a double post... Haven't seen it anywhere....

mad jew
May 23, 2005, 09:50 AM
Thanks for that. It's promising to see the improvements the graphics card has seemed to make, especially in the iMac. Hopefully Apple will get the hint and stop this mess of using outdated GPUs in their consumer products - they've still got the iBook and mini to go.

Platform
May 23, 2005, 10:04 AM
Well good to hear....... :rolleyes: iMac's getting up to really good speed ;) :D

Mr. Anderson
May 23, 2005, 10:12 AM
I'd love to see how the iMacs compare to the dual 2.7 PowerMacs.....

Anyone have stats on that?

D

Bozola
May 23, 2005, 10:15 AM
http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/05/09/g5benchmarks/index.php

They are the same tests!



I'd love to see how the iMacs compare to the dual 2.7 PowerMacs.....

Anyone have stats on that?

D

Bozola
May 23, 2005, 12:09 PM
From MacWorld. Kinda hard to read.. but interesting nonetheless

SpeedMark 4
Cinema4D 9.1
iMovie HD Render
iTunes 4.7.1 MP3 Encode
Photoshop CS2 Suite
Unreal Tournament 2004
Compressor MPEG2 Encode


Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7GHz
250 1:02 0:25 0:52 0:53 49 3:52

Power Mac G5 Dual 2.3GHz
226 1:13 0:35 0:58 0:59 40 4:24

Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0GHz
205 1:24 0:29 1:08 1:06 38 4:46

Power MacG5 Dual 2.5GHz (old)
225 1:08 0:36 0:54 0:56 52 4:19

Power MacG5 Dual 2.0GHz (old)
196 1:25 0:38 1:07 1:23 39 4:59

Power MacG5 1.8GHz
160 3:06 0:40 1:49 1:33 27 10:04

iMac 2.0GHz 20-inch
174 2:46 0:37 1:33 1:29 32 9:40

iMac 2.0GHz 17-inch
174 2:46 0:32 1:33 1:28 31 9:22

iMac 1.8GHz 17-inch
163 3:05 0:38 1:50 1:34 29 10:17

iMac G5 1.8GHz 20-inch (old)
155 3:07 0:38 1:49 1:35 23 10:12

Platform
May 24, 2005, 05:18 AM
http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/05/09/g5benchmarks/index.php

They are the same tests!

Thanks....well good reseaults...but not that much difference b/w SP 2.0Ghz G5 to a DP 2.0Ghz G5 :rolleyes: ;)

Bozola
May 24, 2005, 08:46 AM
The big difference for dual processor seems to be in encoding..
Twice as fast for a dual..
The single 1.8 Powermac is the big loser in these tests. IMHO



Thanks....well good reseaults...but not that much difference b/w SP 2.0Ghz G5 to a DP 2.0Ghz G5 :rolleyes: ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 24, 2005, 09:38 AM
Its sad, though, that the difference is only a little more than 2x overall - you'd think with all that extra power you'd get 3x or more.....

D

Platform
May 25, 2005, 04:53 AM
The big difference for dual processor seems to be in encoding..
Twice as fast for a dual..
The single 1.8 Powermac is the big loser in these tests. IMHO

And the SP 1.8 is a VERY BAD deal these day's with the new iMac's :rolleyes: ;)

eXan
May 25, 2005, 05:18 AM
And the SP 1.8 is a VERY BAD deal these day's with the new iMac's :rolleyes: ;)

I do not agree. For most people the power of the SP 1.8 PowerMac is enough. It can encode video, process pictures, render 3D-scenes, play games at a very good speed. And it's 500$ less than DP models. What if you have an ADC monitor? There is no ADC port on the 9600 cards in new PM revision, but FX5200 has it. And don't forget, that only a few people play hardcore games on their computers. PM 1.8 SP is a great computer!

JasonL
May 25, 2005, 06:14 AM
And the SP 1.8 is a VERY BAD deal these day's with the new iMac's :rolleyes: ;)

To add another scenario to what the previous poster said in rebuttal to this, the 1.8SP is way more upgradeable. Actually, people that enjoy games (or other GPU-intensive tasks) may wish to choose the PM over the iMac because they can put a better GPU in it. The 9600 isn't a bad gpu, but even a relatively-affordable 9800SE will clobber it. Also, many of us already have perfectly good displays.

I do agree that the SP PM does seem a bit overpriced though. Maybe we'll see a marginal upgrade to it soon.

Bozola
May 25, 2005, 09:34 AM
Agreed but strictly on price/performance, the SP PM 1.8 is the loser.