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    Thanks for that. It's promising to see the improvements the graphics card has seemed to make, especially in the iMac. Hopefully Apple will get the hint and stop this mess of using outdated GPUs in their consumer products - they've still got the iBook and mini to go.
     
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    Well good to hear....... :rolleyes: iMac's getting up to really good speed ;) :D
     
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    I'd love to see how the iMacs compare to the dual 2.7 PowerMacs.....

    Anyone have stats on that?

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    Powermacs & iMacs Benchmarks Compared..

    From MacWorld. Kinda hard to read.. but interesting nonetheless

    SpeedMark 4
    Cinema4D 9.1
    iMovie HD Render
    iTunes 4.7.1 MP3 Encode
    Photoshop CS2 Suite
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Compressor MPEG2 Encode


    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7GHz
    250 1:02 0:25 0:52 0:53 49 3:52

    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.3GHz
    226 1:13 0:35 0:58 0:59 40 4:24

    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0GHz
    205 1:24 0:29 1:08 1:06 38 4:46

    Power MacG5 Dual 2.5GHz (old)
    225 1:08 0:36 0:54 0:56 52 4:19

    Power MacG5 Dual 2.0GHz (old)
    196 1:25 0:38 1:07 1:23 39 4:59

    Power MacG5 1.8GHz
    160 3:06 0:40 1:49 1:33 27 10:04

    iMac 2.0GHz 20-inch
    174 2:46 0:37 1:33 1:29 32 9:40

    iMac 2.0GHz 17-inch
    174 2:46 0:32 1:33 1:28 31 9:22

    iMac 1.8GHz 17-inch
    163 3:05 0:38 1:50 1:34 29 10:17

    iMac G5 1.8GHz 20-inch (old)
    155 3:07 0:38 1:49 1:35 23 10:12
     
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    The big difference for dual processor seems to be in encoding..
    Twice as fast for a dual..
    The single 1.8 Powermac is the big loser in these tests. IMHO



     
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    Its sad, though, that the difference is only a little more than 2x overall - you'd think with all that extra power you'd get 3x or more.....

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    And the SP 1.8 is a VERY BAD deal these day's with the new iMac's :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    I do not agree. For most people the power of the SP 1.8 PowerMac is enough. It can encode video, process pictures, render 3D-scenes, play games at a very good speed. And it's 500$ less than DP models. What if you have an ADC monitor? There is no ADC port on the 9600 cards in new PM revision, but FX5200 has it. And don't forget, that only a few people play hardcore games on their computers. PM 1.8 SP is a great computer!
     
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    To add another scenario to what the previous poster said in rebuttal to this, the 1.8SP is way more upgradeable. Actually, people that enjoy games (or other GPU-intensive tasks) may wish to choose the PM over the iMac because they can put a better GPU in it. The 9600 isn't a bad gpu, but even a relatively-affordable 9800SE will clobber it. Also, many of us already have perfectly good displays.

    I do agree that the SP PM does seem a bit overpriced though. Maybe we'll see a marginal upgrade to it soon.
     
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    Agreed but strictly on price/performance, the SP PM 1.8 is the loser.
     

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