G4 500 PB or a 667?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Eckslusive, May 3, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey I'm torn between buying a G4 500 PB or a 667. both w/ the same specs. If i buy the 667, will i really see a speed difference? or will it just be a little bit?
     
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    TEG

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    Get the 667, the speed is much better, plus a better DVD drive, and 32MB Video Card, so you can do a little more with it.

    TEG
     
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    hugemullens

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    if its 667 DVI then yeah, that computer will be very nice. I'm not sure about the 667 vga ones though, i dont know what they had for video and all.
     
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    ibookin'

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    The older 667 (VGA) had a 16MB Radeon Mobility graphics card, whereas the 500 had an 8MB Rage 128.

    If you're looking at a 667 DVI then get that. You're getting 4 times as much VRAM (with Quartz Extreme support) as well as a combo drive, L3 cache, etc.
     
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    MacFan25

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    are you planning on running os 9 or 10 on it? if your going to run 10, i would get the 667.
     

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