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MacBytes
Feb 18, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Category: Benchmarks
Link: Mac Leopard Performance (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080218090309)
Description:: Primate Labs has updated their Mac performance chart feature to reflect Mac Leopard performance and to include the updated Mac Pro and the new MacBook Air.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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InLikeALion
Feb 18, 2008, 08:49 AM
It's interesting that a PPC 2.5ghz machine still beats the current 2.4ghz MBP's. The 2.6's where the only laptop above that particular G5. I never would have thought.

aristobrat
Feb 18, 2008, 08:58 AM
It's interesting that a PPC 2.5ghz machine still beats the current 2.4ghz MBP's. The 2.6's where the only laptop above that particular G5. I never would have thought.
Doesn't that PPC that they benchmarked have two physical processors compared to the MBP's one?

mashkina
Feb 18, 2008, 09:03 AM
It's interesting that a PPC 2.5ghz machine still beats the current 2.4ghz MBP's.

The PPC 2.5GHz you mention is a Dual-Dual Core, that is, with four cores, while the MBP has two cores. And the PPC is just for a very small margin faster, which points out to a smaller RAM/bus. I think we will be experiencing faster speeds in the future as the clock of the memory increases, because the CPU has been in the 2-3 GHz margin for a long while.

InLikeALion
Feb 18, 2008, 09:04 AM
Doesn't that PPC that they benchmarked have two physical processors compared to the MBP's one?

So it's a quad-core machine? I had forgotten about the G5 Quads. I guess that explains it.

kabunaru
Feb 18, 2008, 09:17 AM
PowerMac G5 Quad is still one of those PowerPC Macs worth getting.

GekkePrutser
Feb 18, 2008, 09:41 AM
PowerMac G5 Quad is still one of those PowerPC Macs worth getting.

You'll be paying it once over on your power bill though ;)

Hertog
Feb 18, 2008, 10:03 AM
PowerMac G5 Quad is still one of those PowerPC Macs worth getting.

That all depends. As said above, it is quite power-hungry. Also, the comparison made by TS is between the PowerMac and a laptop, even the 2.0 Ghz Mac Pro and the 2.8 Ghz iMac (with only two cores!) beat the old 2.5 dual dual G5. Furthermore, more and more software will be targeted to Intel Machines. And finally, the cheapest Mac Pro available new today, the 2.8 Ghz Quad, is only about 200$ more than the asking price of a 2.5 Ghz Quad G5. And scores 2000 points more. So no, I wouldn't recommend anyone investing in old G5 technology.

mashkina
Feb 18, 2008, 10:44 AM
This benchmark measures CPU/RAM performance, and the results are ordered based on CPU speed. Nothing is said about the speed of RAM. That is I believe what will make the difference in the next years, because having a lot of cores with a slow memory is useless. The Montevina platform has a fast bus, yes, there will be then fast and cheap memory available?!? Because, my MBP has a 800MHz bus, but the memory is 667MHz...:(

MacsRgr8
Feb 18, 2008, 04:19 PM
PowerMac G5 Quad is still one of those PowerPC Macs worth getting.

I bet it will become a collector's item in the future.
Owning the best, fastest and power hungriest PowerPC based Mac ever is cool!

Just one of those all time Mac-favourites and must haves...

- Color Classic
- TAM
- iMac Rev. A
- Cube
- Xserve G4
- Power Mac G5 Quad

:D:cool::apple:

a104375
Feb 18, 2008, 06:08 PM
yeah the power consumption is one of the problems with the g5 and its a great processor but one the nice thing about going with the intel processors is that if you have a need to run windows you can and they require less power

Techguy172
Feb 18, 2008, 06:22 PM
PowerPC is still good but only for 64 bit Purposes.