iBook g3 & g4 question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by doucy2, Oct 15, 2005.

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    doucy2

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    how much difference in speed would i see with an ibook 800 g3 to a ibook 800 g4 (both with same other specs.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Same amount of RAM?
    My guess: about 40%.
     
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    mad jew

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    Well, the GPU was much better in the G4s, wasn't it? Also the G4 obviously has the AltiVec engine which will make it significantly faster for some processes.

    If I ever had to choose between the two, I'd take the G4 every time because the G3s had some reliability issues.
     
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    ITASOR

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    Man, with the same RAM, I wanna say double, but I don't know if that's really accurate. My iBook (in sig) feels like double the speed of my grandma's 14" 900Mhz G3.
     
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    macEfan

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    i think it is about the same, unless you are doing graphix intense work or video editing. For me they, seem about the same for everyday tasks.
     

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