iMac G5 vs Mac Mini Core Solo

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zap2, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

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    So i got some money, and i'm thinking about buying a Mac Mini Core Solo and ACD 20'', and later in the year replacing the Mac Mini with a PowerMac intel(or what ever the name will be)

    But my question is will i get a speed boost from a iMac G5 1Gb RAM 1.8Ghz to a 1Gb Core Solo 1.5Ghz Mac Mini? Or even with a Universal Apps will I lose speed? I know an intel iMac is a better deal but I really want to upgrade to a Apple Display, to be used with my PowerMac Intel in a while.

    If I lose speed in a 1Gb Core Solo vs a 1Gb iMac 1.8Ghz, were do you think a 512mbs Core Duo will stand in spedd versus those 2.

    Thanks
     
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll get similar performance. Therefore I would just wait until the Intel Powermac comes out and get that and the ACD then.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    G5 will be so old school in a month or two and with so many models to be updated this summer I wouldnt do a thing until the new releases.
     
  4. zap2 thread starter macrumors 604

    zap2

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    The thing is that the Mini is just a set between PPC and x86 for me, so as long as its not slower i'm fine. Yes Core 2 will be faster but as its only a "hold me over" Mac i'm fine wit gettting it now(plus if i had to i could put a Merom chip in the Mini)

    I''m really looking for any one who has used both a Mini Solo and iMac G5 for a while, and see what they think. If not i'll just end up playing around with one at the store
     

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