a dollar a mhz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pianodude123, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2005
    in the internet
    please see my old thread here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=131117

    and also, noone probably read that post because it has a bad title...

    Summary of thread:

    the difference in price between a dual 2.3 and dual 2.7 is 400 us dollars. Yet it is only a 400mhz difference. Do you guys think that would be worth it buying the dual 2.7? Is there any other atdvantages towards the dual 2.7 that i dont know about :
    I know about the front side bus is different and the video card is better.
  2. mellow2bits macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2005

    You are quite right:

    1800 MHz = 1500$ (this is single processor, the others are dual)
    2000 MHz = 2000$
    2300 MHz = 2500$
    2700 MHz = 3000$

    on average you pay about a dollar/MHz. clearly the low-end MHz's ($0,83/MHz) are cheaper than the high-end MHz's ($1,11/MHz).

    so the most economical choice is to buy the 2.3GHz model. You pay premium for top-performance.
  3. evilinsanity macrumors member

    May 3, 2005
    You must keep in mind that you have 2 processors in the PowerMac (except for the 1.8GHz) So in essence, you are paying $0.50/MHz.

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