Hands-On Report--The New Power Mac G5 Quad, How Fast Is It?

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    Why is it slower on some of the games? Graphics Card?
     
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    Yeah. Old machine had a better card, nVidia's 6800. They were going to get the 7800 for the new one, but the shipping time would have been longer. With a 7800, it would have simply screamed.
     
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    The processor speed being lower is also a factor in games that don't multi-thread well.
     
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    The processor speed isn't lower. They're comparing against a 2.5, not a 2.7.
     
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    In that case, does anyone else think that this test isn't a great comparison of the technologies here? Seems like they are changing too many variables at once.
     
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    The real world tests don't show much improvement, and slower in some aspects. Encode MP3 in iTunes (sec) is the same!
     
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    Yeah, I hope a future release of iTunes will speed things up. I believe it's not multiprocessor-aware.
     
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    The real world tests were mostly consumer and teenager oriented. Where were the pro apps?
     
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    at barefeats?
     

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