Comparison - please help

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

  1. john111 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2003
    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

    May 30, 2003
    Connecticut, USA
    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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