g4vsg5= draw?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mord, Apr 27, 2004.

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    Mord

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    Chaszmyr

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    I don't think XBench is a very good benchmark program. The G5 has a faster video card, faster RAM, faster harddrive, and faster system bus. Even if the G4 processors were just as fast, I can't imagine it coming up as just as fast.
     
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    QCassidy352

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    doesn't seem possible. The G4 is *faster* clock for clock? Even considering the G5 has twice the RAM, faster RAM, better video card, etc? No way.
     
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    javabear90

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    Eek!!! :eek: I seriously doubt this is true. Are you sure that the processor wasn't on reduced mode or sumthin?
     
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    I wonder if the program they are using to get those stats is even written for 64 bits, or else the results arnt going to be right.
     
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    hmm

    Edit: woops

    it does beat it in just about everything

    odd that.
     
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    Jigglelicious

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    This confirms what most people have been saying since before the release of the G5 - while the G5 is a floating point monster, for normal (read: integer) apps, the G4 is faster clock for clock than the G5. This is why waiting for a G5 powerbook is silly. Unless Apple releases a 2GHz+ G5 Powerbook, the current G4 powerbooks would be faster or just as fast as a slow 1.6GHz G5. The only advantage the G5 would have is in floating point heavy apps, such as 3d games and scientific analysis.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I ran it on my brand new, out of the box PB17 (fresh reboot, no background apps, with all the energy/processor settings correct) and it posted grossly inconsistent scores and continues to do so to this day (and my machine is flawless). I don't understand why people use this as a 'the bible' of mac speed testing. If you're not changing stuff, your machine should give consistent readings within a small range. That says to me there's something bunk about Xbench.
     
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    Mord

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    complaning about the fact that xbench is not 64 bit is irellivent is mac osx 64bit no are any commen apps 64 bit no
     

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