View Full Version : G5 question 2x1.8 vs 2x2 wich one should I buy???

Mar 23, 2004, 11:43 AM

I want to buy a G5 dualprocessor

the specs I want is:

2x1.8 or 2x2 G5, 2GB ram, 1x or 2x250GB SATA, SuperDrive, BT, AirPort Extreme, radeon 9600 or 9800 (I will hook up 2 19" LaCie Monitors)

is the pricedifference between 2x1.8 and 2x2 worth paying or is it better to settle for the 2x1.8

I'm using it for Scanning an Photoshop, sometimes using files of 750mb (thats why I need the SuperDrive to get them to my clients)

thnx J

Mar 23, 2004, 01:52 PM
1.8 is a better deal

Mar 23, 2004, 03:39 PM
new G5's are expected rather shortly (then again, they've been expected for awhile, but i can feel it ;) ).

i'd either pick up a used G5 from someone who needs the newest system, or get a new system yourself. currently i think the 1.8 is a better deal, but at that price i'd be willing to shell out some extra $ for the top end.

Apr 10, 2004, 05:37 PM

Barefeats shows that in some cases there is no "better buy".

However considering that the next generation of G5s is due soon, I would wait till the price drops, then buy a dual 2ghz.

Im waiting for 2x3ghz

Dont Hurt Me
Apr 10, 2004, 05:51 PM
at least you realize that if you want performance you have to be looking at duals. reminds me of G4 from 4 years ago please not again.