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crazysaxchris
Dec 3, 2005, 08:31 PM
I have an Emachines
Amd Atholon 2.17 512 RAm
DVD-rw 160GB

and

Powermac G4 Dualie 500
512 RAM
40Gb

And I was wondering which computer would be faster, after Christmas I will be getting a couple upgrades for my powermac.

THANK YOU

mikey12784
Dec 3, 2005, 09:01 PM
... for what? for EVERYthing, the PC will be faster, unless its a program that only works on macs. thats basically an xp 3000+ i think? it would be better for all around usage, gaming, and photoshop/audio work, there is nothing that the dual g4 500 would beat it in, unless like i said its apple only software.

risc
Dec 3, 2005, 09:15 PM
What is the point of this thread? You say you own both machines, can't you tell the difference?

ReanimationLP
Dec 3, 2005, 10:04 PM
Uhh..

The Athlon.

Is it just me or does the Athlon 64 X2 pwn the G5? o.O

Veritas&Equitas
Dec 4, 2005, 01:46 AM
Uhh..

The Athlon.

Is it just me or does the Athlon 64 X2 pwn the G5? o.O

No, it's not just you. The Athlon 64 X2 truly does pwn the G5, in addition to any other cpu out there :D Just check the benchies...

risc
Dec 4, 2005, 02:53 AM
... Just check the benchies...

Cool give me benchmarks of both running OS X then I'll give half a toss. Does it really make a difference which CPU is faster if only one of them does what you want? :rolleyes:

portent
Dec 4, 2005, 03:05 AM
No, it's not just you. The Athlon 64 X2 truly does pwn the G5, in addition to any other cpu out there :D Just check the benchies...
I'm not aware of any A64X2 vs. PPC 970MP benchmarks...

but the single core Opterons and single-core G5s are roughly equivalent, so...

BornAgainMac
Dec 4, 2005, 04:48 AM
Athlons always seem to win at everything. I wish I had one to try out to see if it is that great. I wasn't that impressed running Windows on a top of the line Pentium M. I thought my Powerbook "pwned" it. Perhaps it was Windows spyware slowing it down.