which is faster?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BiggeeC, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. BiggeeC macrumors regular

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    Hey everybody. I'm curious about something. When I finally finish building my G4 Sawtooth (all I need is my optical drive, which should be here tomorrow), will it be faster than my G3 ibook? Here are the specs:

    G3 ibook 700Mhz, 640 MB RAM

    G4 Sawtooth, 400Mhz, 1 GB RAM

    Is the G4 faster than the G3, even though the G3 has a faster processor?

    Thanks
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i'm sure someone can give you a more complete answer... but the answer is, it depends...

    the g3 is better at some processes, while the g4 is faster at others
     
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  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say the G4 will be faster, especially with the extra RAM.
     
  5. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I would go for the G4, which is aided by the 1gb of RAM.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  6. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention the 4200 RPM iBook hard drive vs the 5400? RPM PM hard drive.
     
  7. BiggeeC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have a 7200 RPM, 160 GB hard drive in it.
     
  8. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    That will make a huge difference then. Also the upgradeability is obviously far greater with the PM.
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You're now into the 'No Contest' phase. Everything about the G4 is faster. It won't even be close.
     
  10. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    It should be about the same at a lot of things. But anyway, upgrade the CPU and you will have one slammin' mac.
     

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