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Revlimit Punk
Aug 12, 2007, 07:16 PM
I was wondering which one has more raw power under the hood when running universal apps:

iMac 24" SR 2.4Ghz or PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz?

Any first hand experience or benchmarks with similar configurations?



autumn
Aug 12, 2007, 07:48 PM
I was wondering which one has more raw power under the hood when running universal apps:

iMac 24" SR 2.4Ghz or PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz?

Any first hand experience or benchmarks with similar configurations?

iMac has a better speedmark 4.5 overall. But what type of apps do you usually run?

279 vs 270

Although G5 review was done in 11/05. The score might not be the same now.

techlover828
Aug 12, 2007, 07:52 PM
ya the advantage of the mac pro is that you can upgrade it like crazy, not the base model.

devman
Aug 12, 2007, 08:37 PM
an older iMac but it will give you some idea.

http://macspeedzone.com/html/hardware/machine/performance_in_the_raw/07/6_6.shtml

jfpoole
Aug 12, 2007, 09:01 PM
You can get Geekbench (http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/) (my favorite benchmark ;)) results for the iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz here (http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2007/08/24-inch-imac-performance-august-2007/), and Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz here (http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2007/06/mac-performance-june-2007/). The Geekbench scores for both are:

iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz: 3243
Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz: 2103

So in terms of raw processing power, it looks like the iMac is ahead (far ahead) of the Power Mac G5.

Revlimit Punk
Aug 12, 2007, 10:07 PM
Thank you all for the info!

Looks like I'm gonna sell my PowerMac and upgrade to a new iMac then :)

dontwalkhand
Aug 12, 2007, 10:36 PM
The new iMac will be faster than the PowerMac G5.