G5 vs. Intel benchmarks? - iMac 1.8GHz G5 vs. iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SteveC, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I'm seriously considering the purchase of an iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and I currently own an iMac 1.8GHz G5, which I'll be selling.

    I've been looking for a good web site with benchmarks to compare the two. Any suggestions? In general, how do the Intels compare to the PPCs? Am I going to see a big performance difference?

    I appreciate any input you can offer. Thanks!
  2. macrumors newbie


    3 times faster Intel Mac 2.4GHz to G5 1.8GHz.
  3. macrumors newbie


  4. macrumors 6502

    3 times faster? That's surprising--awesome if true. Thanks a lot for your help, especially the link to the primate labs web site. I'll check it out.

    anx - what's your source?
  5. macrumors 68040

    Depends. For general day to day stuff, no difference at all. For more intensive tasks anywhere upto 2-3 times faster.

    By the way nice sig.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Having used both machines, the Core 2 is faster in all regards.

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