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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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My Power Mac G5 Dual 2Ghz is faster than my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz!
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Ah, good to hear, as I was about to post the opposite, but then again, "fast" is subjective and can mean many things, and I wouldn't have gone into as much detail in my post as you have, but then again, I am an arse.
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My Power Mac G5 Dual 2Ghz is faster than my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz!
I must have duds. My computers tend not to move around. I always try having speed contests by making a little track and have them race but I think Apple keeps sending me dead computers, as they never move.

Apple needs to treat their computers better. Is there a PETC organization I can write to? Computer mills need to go.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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My Power Mac G5 Dual 2Ghz is faster than my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz!
In what way?

My i7 Hack benches at 18,000 my quad was 3800 or so…

How are you comparing?
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Just general usage. Although I have a lot more stuff and junk loaded on the MacBook, it is just slow to open finder right after booting up, and just generally slow. It has Mac OS X Mountain Lion, however I run Windows 8 on it. (So that I have Mac OS X and Windows available.) Windows runs fine, but my Power Mac G5 is just as fast as early Mac Pros at basic tasks, opening browser tabs, booting up, opening apps etc.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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Just general usage. Although I have a lot more stuff and junk loaded on the MacBook, it is just slow to open finder right after booting up, and just generally slow. It has Mac OS X Mountain Lion, however I run Windows 8 on it. (So that I have Mac OS X and Windows available.) Windows runs fine, but my Power Mac G5 is just as fast as early Mac Pros at basic tasks, opening browser tabs, booting up, opening apps etc.
Probably due to more RAM and faster HDD.
Spec your 2011 MBP with 16 GB RAM and an SSD, and it will be faster than that G5.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 02:13 PM   #8
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My MacBook Pro has 8 GB RAM, my G5 has 6.5. My MacBook Pro has a 750GB Apple Hard Drive, my G5 has a 150 GB Apple Hard Drive and a 350 GB other hard drive.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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Guess your G5 has a 7200rpm 3,5 inch HDD, and the MBP a 5400rpm 2.5 inch. That makes everything disk related go 2-3 times as fast on the G5. Add the bonus off a more light-weight OS, and it will cause your impression of a faster speed.

My Core2Duo 3Ghz also feels much snappier than a i5 quad in many disk related things.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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Probably has to be correct. Thanks.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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Now I'd like to see numbers..

a 7200RPM drive from '04 is not faster then a 5400 2.5" from '11

Your G5 is in no was faster than your MBP nor a 1,1 but it is much cooler….
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:03 PM   #12
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Although it isn't very likely, it could because it had a non-apple hard drive when I bought it from Ebay. My OS is installed on it because it's a larger HD than the Apple HD. It is a Late 2005 G5.
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I have an early 2011 MBP Quad i7 @ 2.3Ghz, and it beats a dual 1.8 cold.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:28 PM   #14
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It matters not one iota..

Spinners cannot saturate the bus of SATA 1 or 2 ..

Your MacBook is no kidding faster the the PM, but the PM looks WAY cooler!!!
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My Power Mac G5 Dual 2Ghz is faster than my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz!
My xbox is faster than the Power Mac G5 and the Macbook Pro 2.8 combined
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My xbox is faster than the Power Mac G5 and the Macbook Pro 2.8 combined
At what? Turning on? completely different beasts for completely different things.
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My Power Mac G5 Dual 2Ghz is faster than my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz!
No it's not.

Go rip a DVD and get back to me tomorrow when it finished.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:10 PM   #19
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No it's not.

Go rip a DVD and get back to me tomorrow when it finished.
Amen.

My MBP 2.0Ghz i7 finishes encodes, goes to the gym, goes on a trip to the beach, lies back and reads a book and may go take in a film at the cinema, meanwhile back in the office the G5 is still plodding through that encode the MBP finished hours ago but it should be done by the next morning....

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Amen.

My MBP 2.0Ghz i7 finishes encodes, goes to the gym, goes on a trip to the beach, lies back and reads a book and may go take in a film at the cinema in the time it will take my G5 to do the same thing....
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Amen.

My MBP 2.0Ghz i7 finishes encodes, goes to the gym, goes on a trip to the beach, lies back and reads a book and may go take in a film at the cinema in the time it will take my G5 to do the same thing....
It would take even longer since you'd have to be lugging it back and forth.
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It would take even longer since you'd have to be lugging it back and forth.
No the G5 stays in the office like a schoolboy on detention still working on that encode, the MBP skips out early having finished so quickly and then goes and does all those things while the G5 is still working on that encode ...

I love my G5 but you have to be realistic
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At what? Turning on? completely different beasts for completely different things.
I use Linux, and it is way faster than those things combined
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It looks like the G5 is faster than the MacBook Pro at basic things, like booting up or browsing finder etc, but the MacBook Pro is faster at harder things like video editing etc. However when I start the MacBook Pro up it is incredibly slow probably because of all the junk stuff installed on it. But I don't want to reinstall OS X because Ill lose Office 2011 etc.
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