iMac G5 performance

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Daveway, Sep 6, 2004.

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    Daveway

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    Does anyone have any ideas as to how the new iMac G5 will stack up against the competition? I think the 1.6ghz G5 is about on par with a 2.8ghz P4. What do you all think?
     
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    gekko513

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    The links are good and the discussions in there bring up many good points about the difficulties of comparing a Mac to a P4 PC.

    But, if I should guess, I would guess that an iMac G5@1.6GHz would be as speedy as a PC with a 2.5-3.0GHz P4 on applications that are properly optimized for both architectures.

    On almost all games except maybe a few the iMac would probably be more similar to a 2.0-2.5GHz P4 with the same graphics card. The P4 has a triple advantage on games. The game code is always optimized for P4/AMD, Direct X development has gotten more resources than OpenGL development and OpenGL drivers for the different gpu's themselves has been optimized more for the P4/AMD/Windows environment.

    Hopefully, game development for OpenGL, development of the OpenGL standard itself and optimization of OpenGL drivers for gpu's for Mac OS X will all see an increase when the Mac platform is more recognized as a profitable game market.
     

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