Price to power comparison!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by kuyu, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. kuyu macrumors 6502a

    kuyu

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    Louisville
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    The other night I decided to "window shop" at the online apple store again, but this time with purpose. I BTO'd several systems, figured for tax and 512 upgrade from crucial. With this Total, I headed over to Xbench and divided buy a mean score of a similar machine (running panther, of course). What I found is pretty interesting.

    Low Value to High Value:
    Dualie G5 2.0..........~$13.00/point
    Dualie G4 1.25..........~$12.15/point
    Single G5 1.6..........~$12.00/point
    emac 1.0..........~$10.50/point

    The winner is...............

    Single Powermac G4 1.25...........~$9.50/point

    In fact, running xbench, the dualie G4 and the 1.6 G5 are only about 5-10% faster than the single 1.25.

    Here's a question. How does the G4 1.25 do so well in this test? Isn't that 167 mhz bus a little slow for powermac'ing? Thx, Kuyu
     
  2. ou_phidelt macrumors newbie

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    Athens, Ohio
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    Have the benchmarks been optimized for the G5's yet? That would definatly make a huge difference.
     

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