2.7 dual core powermac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by VanneDC, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

    VanneDC

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    Was there ever a 2.7 dual core? Not dual CPU.

    And if it's only dual CPU, is it the Delphi lcs?

    Cheers

    And what's a 2.7 dual CPU pm worth in good nick?
    Also what's a 22 inch acrylic cinema display worth?

    Cheers
     
  2. MacHamster68, Feb 28, 2011
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    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    the only dual core processors had been the 2.0 ghz and 2.3 ghz both air cooled

    then the quad 2.5 ghz (2x dual core 2.5 ghz cpu ) liquid cooled the fastest ever produced PowerMac

    the 2.7ghz is a dual processor ( 2x 2.7ghz cpu's ) liquid cooled

    the lcs is nothing to worry if you are confident in refurbishing the lcs system which is actually not as complicated as it sounds , only problem really is when its leaking its first victim usually is the powersupply and the second victim the logicboard , because this liquid is highly corrosive and destroys everything in its path

    but in therms of reliability there is always the dual 2.3 ghz air cooled too to consider , the most reliable PowerMac G5 and not much slower then the 2.3 dual core about 50 geekbench points difference and only about 250 points difference to the 2.7ghz , so not a difference you would notice in day to day use, but the 2.5 quad is giving them a run for their money with a geekbench score of over 3300 so a good 1100 points above the 2.7 ghz model

    the PowerMac's are going down in price at the moment rapidly , like anything pre intel apart from the mini's which are in high demand and quiet stable in price ..at least here in the UK , it might be different down under, but it is really a question of condition and spec sheet and included software ,which can bring the price up to nearly early base MacPro levels
     
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Why a 22" Acrylic Cinema Display, go for the 23" HD Acrylic Cinema Display. I have a 22" and right now I am looking for the 23", the 22-incher just doesn't have the high resolution that I wanted.
     
  4. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say the display is worth about $100. Those displays are getting quite old and if it has had a bit of use it could be at the end of its life. I bought a acrylic 23" recently (I paid $130) and it had a pinkish cast and seemed rather dim compared to modern displays. I ended up offloading it with my old mirror door G4. You'll also need a DVI to ACD adapter unless you have a ACD port on your video card. They aren't cheap.

    I'd recommend instead a post 2006 20" Cinema display. They sell for about $200-$250. The first revision Mac Pro now sells for about $AU1000- even less for the option with 2.00GHz CPUs.
     

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