Should i get a G5?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by codycartoon, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2002
    I have a 867 G4 quicksilver...and have been looking at the g5 and love it...should i hold on to the quicksilver for one more year? How much do you think i could get for the quicksilver? i am having a dilemma! what should i do? I am a filmmaker...and may be more of a documentary filmmaker this year...

  2. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    If you're seriously making films, then get the dual G5. Its a much better deal in the long term, I think. I don't think much of the single proc G5 models. Meh.

    If you can't afford one, then stick with the Quicksilver until you can afford a dual proc model.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2002
    whats so bad about the single processor ones?

  4. macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2002
    It's not that they're bad, it's just that video software tends to make much better use of dual processors than other software. For example, rendering and encoding times can be cut by nearly half with 2 cpus.

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