Mac Mini G4 vs this PC?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rdf8585, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. rdf8585 macrumors regular

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    Is there any chance this G4 Mini could outperform this PC?

    1.33 G4
    1 GB RAM
    5400 RPM HD
    32 MB dedicated VRAM

    vs

    3 ghz P4 w/ hyper threading
    1 GB RAM
    7200 RPM HD
    96 MB shared VRAM

    Just curious.
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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  3. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    the mini will get eaten alive, unless of course, you run a program (appleworks) that windows can't :p
     
  4. LBmacman macrumors member

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    I second that.
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Bad example... there is a little-known (and I think no longer available) version of AppleWorks for Windows.

    But no, those are not comperable machines. Depending on what integrated graphics chipset the PC uses there's a small chance the mini could perform slightly better on some 3D stuff, but otherwise no in every way (nor is the machine even aimed at the same market--put them side by side physically and I think that'd be clear).
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No.

    I have a 3.4 GHz P4 with Hyperthreading Dell, and 2 GB of RAM (my uni bought it for me for "research), but instead, I chose to bring in my old 12" 1GHz G4 PowerBook with 1.25 GB of RAM every day because it was less of a headache to use and I couldn't stand using WinXP or Linux (SuSE). I honestly tried for 2-3 months before I caved and brought in my PB.

    Take what I said however you want.
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yes.

    For noise.

    That's it :p



    (Although the inherent superiority of OS X might be a factor of course)
     
  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Hell no. The G4 was good for its time, but now its just old, outdated and slow. I had a 3GHz P4, but my MacBook is faster. My MacBook pulls about 1.8Gigaflops in Geekbench :D .

    Edit: Actually, for "power / square inch", I bet the Mini would win. I bet the Mini is the size of the heatsink of the P4 :p.
     

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