should i but upgrade!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by coolguy1382002, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. coolguy1382002 macrumors newbie

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    I Currently have an ibook G3 800 and I was wondering how much of a performace difference there would be if i bought the new 1.25 ghz iMac. Would Imovie render that much faster because of the G4? And would gaming performace be alot better (i'm a lite gamer)? All input would be appreciated!!! I will use all of ilife and alittle photoshop!!
    Thanks
     
  2. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

    invaLPsion

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    If you bought the 1.25 GHz you would see a HUGE performance difference in everything due to the G4, the faster processor, and the 64 meg graphics card. Check xbench.com's comparison site to just see how much better it is.
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i mean the gap between G4 and G3 is big but the 325 mhz jump is equally important. I went from a g3 800 to a g4 867, and the g4 is nice, but its not quite blowing anything away .... don't over emphasize just the chip change
     
  4. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    G3 may even be faster than a similarly clocked G4 at everyday tasks due to different architecture and 512kb L2 as opposed to 256kb
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    big performance whole new chip plus 300 plus mhz, plus the whole cache thing
     

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