Consolidated thread for all comparatives of New Imac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bigfib, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Depends who you ask.
    I thought a consolidated timings thread would be useful....
    Here's a couple to start with.

    SHOOTOUT: iMac Core Duo 2.0GHz versus Others
    http://www.barefeats.com/imcd.html

    The new iMac also wins in QuickTime, especially, if you play HD videos on it.
    http://web.mac.com/handras/iWeb/Site/intel1eng.html

    When it comes to graphics tests, the Core Duo did well. It performed poorly compared to the Power Mac G5 but beat the G5 on both tests.
    http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/imac-coreduo.ars/5
     
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    I know nothing about this, but maybe QuickTime encoder only uses 2 threads and hence cant be faster on a Quad? I'm quite sure that with apps written with 4 cores in mind, the PMac whoops the iMac's arse.
     
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    Hey, don't miss the conclusion though... ;-)

    "We are pleased to report that our testing results show that the new Dual Core Intel iMac, which clocks in at 2X 2.0GHz is almost as fast as the current high-end Power Mac that has two Dual Core G5 processors running at 2.5GHz."

    Not bad for a 1200$ machine!!!
     
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    Hey, don't miss the small print. ;)
    I'm sure someone can write an app for which my G3 iBook will whoop a Quad G5's arse. The bottom line? The iMac is fast, but the PMac will probably still be faster for Pro applications optimized for it.
     
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    Almost like Apple picked a product to update that wouldn't cannibalize PowerMac sales. Hey, you know, that makes sense. Go figure. :p
     

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