New iMac 24" SR 2.4 vs PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Revlimit Punk, Aug 12, 2007.

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    Revlimit Punk

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    I was wondering which one has more raw power under the hood when running universal apps:

    iMac 24" SR 2.4Ghz or PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz?

    Any first hand experience or benchmarks with similar configurations?
     
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    iMac has a better speedmark 4.5 overall. But what type of apps do you usually run?

    279 vs 270

    Although G5 review was done in 11/05. The score might not be the same now.
     
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    techlover828

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    ya the advantage of the mac pro is that you can upgrade it like crazy, not the base model.
     
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    You can get Geekbench (my favorite benchmark ;)) results for the iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz here, and Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz here. The Geekbench scores for both are:

    iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz: 3243
    Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz: 2103

    So in terms of raw processing power, it looks like the iMac is ahead (far ahead) of the Power Mac G5.
     
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    Revlimit Punk

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    Thank you all for the info!

    Looks like I'm gonna sell my PowerMac and upgrade to a new iMac then :)
     
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    The new iMac will be faster than the PowerMac G5.
     

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