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doucy2
Oct 15, 2005, 07:53 PM
how much difference in speed would i see with an ibook 800 g3 to a ibook 800 g4 (both with same other specs.

yenko
Oct 15, 2005, 08:33 PM
how much difference in speed would i see with an ibook 800 g3 to a ibook 800 g4 (both with same other specs.

Same amount of RAM?
My guess: about 40%.

mad jew
Oct 15, 2005, 08:43 PM
Well, the GPU was much better in the G4s, wasn't it? Also the G4 obviously has the AltiVec engine which will make it significantly faster for some processes.

If I ever had to choose between the two, I'd take the G4 every time because the G3s had some reliability issues.

ITASOR
Oct 15, 2005, 09:13 PM
Man, with the same RAM, I wanna say double, but I don't know if that's really accurate. My iBook (in sig) feels like double the speed of my grandma's 14" 900Mhz G3.

macEfan
Oct 16, 2005, 10:44 PM
i think it is about the same, unless you are doing graphix intense work or video editing. For me they, seem about the same for everyday tasks.