Dual 1ghz 2mb cache vs Dual 1.25ghz 1mb cache

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by WannabeSQ, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    More specifically, the quicksilver dual gig versus the new MDD dual 1.25. I am pretty sure the newer one is an overall better machine, but how much better? It is $100 more than a refurb quicksilver and the QS has a superdrive and more ram. Would I notice much of a speed difference between the two? Does cache really make a difference (I do ProTools work, and am anxiously awaiting PT6 for OSX) I also think that with audio number crunching that the DDR and faster bus speeds would help that alot. I am pretty much leaning toward the new MDD, but am wanting to know if there would be any reason to get the older QS refurb.
     
  2. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    If your using the computer for any recording, i have heard the MDD powermacs sound like a harrier jet taking off. Quicksilvers arent that quiet either. The DDR ram isnt much of an issue as most benchmarks show a DP 1 ghz MDD to be the exact same speed as a DP ghz Quicksilver. Of course your dealing with a faster clock speed, but less cache in the MDD. I dont honeslty know how they would compare, but i'd guess slight advantage MDD. The MDD is a better machine, but with the money it takes to bring the MDD to the ram specs of the Quicksilver, and if you plan to add a superdrive, the quicksilver might be a better buy.
     

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