Single, Dual, or Quad: A Poll

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jante99, Sep 8, 2002.

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Would you rather have: (price stays the same)

  1. One 2 gzh G4. (Bus speed is same for all comps)

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Two 1 gzh G4s

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Four 500 mzh G4s

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. One 2.8 gzh Pentium 4 running windoze

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. jante99 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Which would you rather have if everything else in the computer was the same?
    ie bus speed, ram, hard drive. and same price:

    1 2 gzh G4; 2 1 gzh G4s; or 4 500 mzh G4s.

    Please don't complain that there isn't a 2 gzh G4, this is hypthetical.
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    #2
    I would like to have a single 2GHz G4. Just having a dual 1GHz or a Quad 500MHz doesn't really mean you are getting 2x or 4x (respectively) the processing power. I think you actually get less.

    There was a discussion a while back that discussed how quad processors only give you a double performance increase.
     
  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Feb 24, 2001
    #3
    The 2ghz G4. As KC said, dual and quad don't really double or quadruple performance.
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    VA
    #4
    Assuming that the 2 GHz G4 was available, there really isn't a question which one to take.

    And given that it was available, I'd spring the extra money for a dual 2 GHz.....

    D
     
  5. dongmin macrumors 68000

    dongmin

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    Jan 3, 2002
    #5
    This isn't really a matter of "preference", is it? It's just a matter of sifting through the marketing BS and comparing benchmarks.

    Most of us here know that a single 2 ghz G4 (if such a thing were to exist) would be faster than a dual 1 ghz. Apple tries to spin it otherwise but we know better.

    A better comparison:

    1. Single 2.0 ghz G4
    2. Dual 1.4 ghz (2.8 ghz "combined")
    3. Quad 0.9 ghz (3.6 ghz "combined")


    200th post!
     

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