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law guy
Jun 1, 2005, 08:08 PM
Two new reviews I found interesting on PC Magazine's site:

The first is a review of the 2.7 G5 PM. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1822034,00.asp

What makes it particularly interesting is to see their benchmark testing with two new pc chip systems a dual core Intel system and a dual core AMD system. Here's the benchmark link, although the review discusses it a bit too: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1822035,00.asp

The second new review (posted yesterday) gives a five out of five (which you don't see much of on the PC Mag site) to the iMac G5. Here's the link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1822008,00.asp It's also an Editor's Choice.

Overall, the reviews are positive for Macs. Although, tt does make one wish for some better hardware (use of new ATI cards, DDR2, etc.) in the PMs.

Nice to see the good reviews though.

Some could say the above was a comparison of current widely available produce to future widely available product from the quote on the tomshardware site, although there are systems out there:

"First of all, we would like to underscore that neither the Athlon 64 X2 nor the Pentium D will be available before summer. Although Intel already launched the dual core Pentium Extreme Edition, it will remain a very exclusive product until the 945 platform and the Pentium D are officially released. AMD announced plans to start shipping the X2 to major OEMs in late summer, and does not anticipate wide availability before the end of Q3."

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050509/cual_core_athlon-20.html [an interesting site with this article that is an eye-catcher: With a simple adapter, Intel's Pentium M processor can be used on veteran mainboards based on the i865 and i875 chipsets. Would you believe that this unorthodox combination proves to be so fast that it beats even the Athlon 64 FX and the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition?!]