iMac Core Duo vs. Dual 1.8 G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yg17, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    So this summer I might want to sell my PowerMac (2x1.8 G5, 1.25 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, 10.4, Airport, 4 port USB 2.0 PCI card. No Bluetooth) and buy a Core Duo iMac. Would it be worth it as far as performance gains go? Also, what do yo uthink the G5 could sell for?

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  2. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Well, what do you use your Power Mac for? You will only see gains if the apps you use are UB.
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Web surfing, some PHP programming and the ocassional photoshop.
     
  4. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Not to be nasty, but I don't think you probably even needed a Powermac G5 for that.....

    Trade you a Powermac G4 ;)

    My thinking is that all you're getting out of buying a Core Duo iMac is a bit of a speed increase because of the switch to Intel for UB apps, and a performance decrease for non-UB apps. And the built in monitor.

    Not so sure I'd be looking into a Intel Mac personally, if I had a PowermacG5. I don't know if the cost would justify the performance increase
     
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    You wouldn't see any noticable gains from an Intel iMac, but a severe slowdown in photoshop. Hold on to your Power Mac and wait until it ships with Leopard as standard ;)
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

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    i second that

    and want to add that your dual G5 power mac should last you a long time and you will have the expandability factor
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I would say that a Powermac will only start to show it's age about 5 years after it has been released, possibly longer.
     
  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    hey, it's off topic, but i saw your sig...i also have a dual 500 G4 power mac, 1 gig ram, but with jaguar...how does tiger run on it?
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You might want to hold onto your 1.8GHz DP Power Mac G5 a little longer. The iMac will not be that much faster, and is less expandable (less RAM, less room for HDDs, non-upgradeable graphics, etc..). If you really want a Mac that is powered by an Intel chip, wait for the Power Macs/Mac Pro to be released with the Conroe processor. Just my 2¢... :)
     
  10. jefhatfield Retired

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    that would be a righteous machine

    i would like a quad intel power mac (if that's what they call it) with leopard for graphics and internet/email and vista for gaming and windows only apps
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Righteous indeed, it is what I am saving my money up for. :)
     

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