Dual vs Single CPU question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I am getting another G4 and have the choice of either a single cpu 1.25GHZ model or a dual 867GHZ model.

    I will be using it for mainly games and dual booting into OS9 and OS X.5.

    Which would be better?
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    1.25. Higher clock will do better for mentioned purposes. You can quite easily overclock it to 1.67 GHz (a little soldering required).
  3. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    If you are going to do most of your stuff in OS 9, and AREN'T going to use a multi-processor-aware app like Photoshop, then the single 1.25 GHz will be faster.

    If you're mostly going to use OS X, then the dual 867 MHz will be faster.

    Other note: This is assuming ALL other aspects are equal. In reality, the 1.25 GHz model will likely have a much faster video card, more+faster RAM, and a faster hard drive.

    In all likelihood (barring one of the two being a different model with an upgrade CPU,) the two you're talking about are the:
    1.25 GHz MDD and the
    867 MHz DP MDD.

    Although given the choice between those two, my OS argument still stands.

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