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Old Aug 20, 2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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G5 vs. Intel benchmarks? - iMac 1.8GHz G5 vs. iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

I'm seriously considering the purchase of an iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and I currently own an iMac 1.8GHz G5, which I'll be selling.

I've been looking for a good web site with benchmarks to compare the two. Any suggestions? In general, how do the Intels compare to the PPCs? Am I going to see a big performance difference?

I appreciate any input you can offer. Thanks!
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 02:58 PM   #2
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3 times faster Intel Mac 2.4GHz to G5 1.8GHz.
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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Primate labs releases benchmarks every now and then using Geekbench. The most recent test was done in June, here's a link.

http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2008/...nce-june-2008/
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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3 times faster? That's surprising--awesome if true. Thanks a lot for your help, especially the link to the primate labs web site. I'll check it out.

anx - what's your source?
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Depends. For general day to day stuff, no difference at all. For more intensive tasks anywhere upto 2-3 times faster.

By the way nice sig.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 09:32 PM   #6
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Depends. For general day to day stuff, no difference at all. For more intensive tasks anywhere upto 2-3 times faster.

By the way nice sig.
Having used both machines, the Core 2 is faster in all regards.
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