2.0 or 2.5 g5?

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  1. amoildani macrumors member

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    Ive decided its time to replace my current PC system (2500 barton) witha g5. I already own a 12 in pb (867mhz one) and I just love it.

    So nows its in between the 2.0 and the 2.5ghz. I do video editing, and thats the main use I plan to have with the system, but im not sure if ths difference is that high. I couyld use the money I save on the 2.0 to upgrade the ram a bit, but not sure, what do you say?
     
  2. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

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    It depends on what kind of video. If it is standard video (DV-SD) a 2Ghz with a 1GB-2Gb of emory will do fine. If you want to do HD or digital compositing with Shake the 2.5 is the way to go
     
  3. amoildani thread starter macrumors member

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    well, its DV for now, I dont see any HD for the next year or so, but I guess i'll be keeping this computer longer than that hopefully...

    so for compositioning the 2.5 would be a lot better? I dont do heavy stuff, probably just intro graphics to short films and things, I'd use some graphic programs (photoshop) also when I have a chance to buy it for mac
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....there is already this thread which basically asks the same question and has several replies already.....oh yeah!
     
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  6. amoildani thread starter macrumors member

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    oh wow, didnt even see that thread (i searched, i did!)

    so the 2.5 isnt even out yet?
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...it appears the first real shipments of 2.5's went out on friday so they should be showing up in users hands starting tomorrow and tuesday I would guess.....hopefully those lucky ones that receive them don't forget about us and report back with any and all info.....oh yeah!
     
  8. Skiniftz macrumors 6502

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    If you want it now, get the DP2.0. If you can wait until some time in 2005, get the DP2.5.
     

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