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MacBytes
Jan 17, 2006, 08:28 AM
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Category: Mac OS X
Link: Video of iMac Core Duo vs. iMac G5 Booting (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060117092843)
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virus1
Jan 17, 2006, 08:46 AM
quicktime doesn't play it

iJaz
Jan 17, 2006, 09:00 AM
doesn't work for me either!

Danksi
Jan 17, 2006, 10:06 AM
Works in Firefox, eventually, takes a bit of time to download the movie in the background.

dubbz
Jan 17, 2006, 10:39 AM
Ye, works in Firefox, at least.

Some ~10 seconds after the G5 iMac displays the small Apple boot logo, the Intel iMac is already displaying the OS X desktop.

joepunk
Jan 17, 2006, 10:49 AM
Wow! what a fast machine. And here I was thinking that my PB was fast a startup.

Danksi
Jan 17, 2006, 10:55 AM
Wow! what a fast machine. And here I was thinking that my PB was fast a startup.

.. I assume it hasn't slowed down since the introduction of the Intel machines either? :p

la Mac
Jan 17, 2006, 10:58 AM
When there will be more Universal Binary-software, the speed improvement will be EVEN GREATER :D.

Sdashiki
Jan 17, 2006, 11:04 AM
Brand new Intel iMac vs. Brand New G5 iMac
Who will win the boot test?
Both machines have 512mb of RAM
Both came out of the box and where set up today.
Who will boot faster??

bad grammar

dubbz
Jan 17, 2006, 11:12 AM
Brand new Intel iMac vs. Brand New G5 iMac
Who will win the boot test?
Both machines have 512mb of RAM
Both came out of the box and where set up today.
Who will boot faster??

bad grammar

ZOMG!!!11one

Danksi
Jan 17, 2006, 12:16 PM
Just timed my iMac - 65 seconds from cold start to useable desktop - I had to log in as well. Happy with that, especially since I usually start from sleep mode anyway, which is quicker. :)

Couldn't go back to the movie and compare times.

freiheit
Jan 17, 2006, 09:14 PM
The iMac G5 just appears to be crippled in some way. It could be a trick of the video frame rate, but you can watch the boot image load in three stages. My dual G4 PowerMac doesn't even do that, it brings the boot image right up in one swift step 18 seconds after I power on (power on, not wake from sleep -- I don't sleep my Mac, I always shut down). My full 10.4.4 desktop, including logging in to iChat, takes 53 seconds from power on.

Dual 1.25GHz G4
1.5GB PC2700 RAM (3x512MB)
Radeon 9800 Pro
80GB UDMA100 boot drive
160GB SATA data drive

Yeah, there seems to be something very wrong with that G5 iMac in the video if it takes that long.

Daveway
Jan 17, 2006, 09:35 PM
Did he just choke his 1tb bandwidth on .mac, because the page is down.

macosxuser01
Jan 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
watch it on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/?v=zmaAZwkhYeQ

Eidorian
Jan 17, 2006, 10:50 PM
I got 38 seconds on my iMac back when it had 512 MB of RAM. :confused:

technicolor
Jan 17, 2006, 11:01 PM
Hmmm

I dont know my imac g5 doesnt take that long to boot. I dont think this one boot is representative of the difference between g5s and intels.

buryyourbrideau
Jan 17, 2006, 11:04 PM
That intel boot is seriously insane.

cycocelica
Jan 17, 2006, 11:25 PM
wow that is just insane!

blufire
Jan 18, 2006, 01:05 PM
Yeah, I timed my new 1.9GHz iMac G5, which is loaded with extras and has been "lived-in" for a few months, and it booted in under a minute cold.

bousozoku
Jan 18, 2006, 01:58 PM
They've been talking about this at OSNews.com (http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=13317) too. It seems as though a lot of people are complaining that the iMac G5 isn't working properly. It does seem odd, considering the comments made on other machines' boot times.

sjk
Jan 18, 2006, 02:58 PM
I'd like to hear specific times between the various stages of startup, from power-on to chime to Apple logo to login screen (or desktop, for auto-logins).

Also, my understanding is that more RAM and certain devices will increase startup time because of POST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-On_Self_Test) initialization (or whatever it's called on a Mac). The selftest-#megs Open Firmware NVRAM variable controls how much RAM is tested, too. And differences in system startup items will cause variance.

Without more objective testing with known system configurations the random reports of startup times seem pretty useless for genuinely meaningful comparison purposes.