Single 1.467 upgrade vs Dual 1.2?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Lizard7, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Lizard7 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2004
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to boost my 2002 quicksilver 933, and am not sure which upgrade to get, the single 1.467 or the dual 1.2. The 1.467 is an overclockd 1.25, while the dual 1.2 is dual 1 ghz processors. What would you buy?
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    dual any day of the year... except the fourth of july :eek:

    even dual 1GHz will probably spank a single 1.4, let alone dual 1.2GHz's.

  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I would agree for general applications under OS X.
  4. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    Definately go the dual processor option. My dual 867 G4 tower is just as fast or faster as my 1.5 Ghz PowerBook

  5. hjhhjh macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2004
    no it actually depends what your doing, if its stuff that only uses 1 processor get teh single,

    dual 1.2 ghz vs single 1.467 ghz? hmm

    a dual 1.25 ghz is equal to a single 1.5 ghz so a dual 1.2 ghz is equal to a 1.44 ghz g4, tough choice, if your playing games id go with the single, cause many game in the future will require above 1.2 ghz, and a dual 1.2 ghz wont change a thign for system requirments, other wise go for the double
  6. Lizard7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2004
    see, I'm in a pickle. I like to play games (Halo, WoW, KOTOR), but also heavily multitask (watch TV on one monitor while photoshoping on another). The second processor doesn't help at all during a game? I had heard it can often handle the sound processing.

    My current setup is:

    Dual 20/17 cinema displays
    Geforce4 Ti
    768 RAM
    933 G4
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Dual processors, of course. Even if a single application doesn't take explicit advantage of both processors, the operating system will assign applications appropriately. Anything that does explicitly split up the work will be better with dual processors.
  8. hjhhjh macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2004
    yet, your comp will run games only requiring 1.2 ghz max, nothing above, many games dont run any faster on dual processors, ex. doom3
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Dual, pure and simple. OS X will do enough work for ya to keep it speedy, and most games use the second processor as a sound card like thing, something that most Macs lack. (Sound card)

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