24" iMac vs. 1.8 ghz powermac G5

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  1. gPaul macrumors newbie

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    I am about to sell my 1.8GHZ G5 with 900MHZ bus speed and wondering how much faster a new 24" iMac will be? I mostly use it for final cut and managing websites.

    I am looking at getting the refurbished 2.8 GHZ imac or the 3.06 one. How much of a difference would this make? I mean, since either will obviously be a great speed increase.

    Like for example if something took 3 minute to render on my G5 how long would it take to render on the imacs? I have been looking for a site where you can compare things like that with older and new macs so if you know of one let me know.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Lightspeed improvement considering how the original Core Duos easily held their own against the G5 clock per clock.
     
  3. ZunePod macrumors regular

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  4. gPaul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that's pretty impressive. Also, can these computers handle HD video easily? I can't even watch HD on the G5
     
  5. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    These things will handle even the highest quality video very well. About the only thing better is the Mac Pro.:D
     
  6. dantherevelator macrumors regular

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    They handle HD no sweat. I watched 1080 mkv files on mine routinely, and that was a 2.4 with the 256MB ati.
     
  7. ZunePod macrumors regular

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    I could do that on my 1.5GHz Toshiba
     
  8. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, but can you run final cut pro on a toshiba and actually make a 1080 movie. didnt think so
     
  9. gPaul thread starter macrumors newbie

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