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Eckslusive
May 3, 2003, 01:12 PM
Hey I'm torn between buying a G4 500 PB or a 667. both w/ the same specs. If i buy the 667, will i really see a speed difference? or will it just be a little bit?

TEG
May 3, 2003, 01:20 PM
Get the 667, the speed is much better, plus a better DVD drive, and 32MB Video Card, so you can do a little more with it.

TEG

Eckslusive
May 3, 2003, 01:24 PM
cool. then i'll aim towards the 667
thanks

hugemullens
May 3, 2003, 01:56 PM
if its 667 DVI then yeah, that computer will be very nice. I'm not sure about the 667 vga ones though, i dont know what they had for video and all.

ibookin'
May 3, 2003, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by hugemullens
if its 667 DVI then yeah, that computer will be very nice. I'm not sure about the 667 vga ones though, i dont know what they had for video and all.

The older 667 (VGA) had a 16MB Radeon Mobility graphics card, whereas the 500 had an 8MB Rage 128.

If you're looking at a 667 DVI then get that. You're getting 4 times as much VRAM (with Quartz Extreme support) as well as a combo drive, L3 cache, etc.

MacFan25
May 3, 2003, 02:20 PM
are you planning on running os 9 or 10 on it? if your going to run 10, i would get the 667.