Comparison - please help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by john111, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. john111 macrumors newbie

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    With all other things being equal (RAM, HD, etc). How does a Dual 1.42 G4 compair to a single, entry level 1.6 G5? Would I see a speed benefit if I updated? Any help is appreciated!!!
     
  2. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

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    Basing my opinion on things I have read here and there, and with no solid facts to cite at the moment I would say the dual 1.4 G4 would outperform the 1.6 G5 on most tasks. Especially those tasks that are optimized to take advantage of both processors.

    That being said, I really wouldn't upgrade unless you can get the money for the dual 1.8 G5 which is a good deal. If there is a difference it wouldn't be enough of a difference to warrant the extra spending. If you plan to upgrade make sure to check Apple's refurbished section because dual 2.0 G5s go for $2200 when they have them in stock.

    Hope this helps...
     

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