G5 vs. Dualcore G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sammyman, May 4, 2005.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Just out of curiousity, if you were going to buy one or the other, what is the difference and how would it affect the performance of tiger?
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    I have a 1.42GHz DP G4 and I think it is great. It is nice and snappy and does everything I want it to. One of the main plus points is the two optical drive bays, they are a god send.
  3. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    Well if there were dual core G4s, that would be awesome, but there are none. Anyway a dual processor G5 vs a dual processor G4, the G5 is better.
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Not yet, but they are on the official Freescale roadmap. Personally if I had to choose between a single core G5 (and a single processor) and a dual core G4 I would have the dual cores every time. For the stuff I use my Mac for 64-bit processing is not important, I'm unlikely to have more that 4Gb of RAM so two cores would be better.

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