G5 Buying Help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macintosh¯Lover, May 6, 2009.

  1. Macintosh¯Lover macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    :confused:How fast is the g5 are there any down sides is dp 2.00ghz very fast help! DC or DP
  2. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I have a G5 and don't even use it because it's so slow. Get an Intel Mac, don't bother with a G5.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Depends on what you want to use it for. It'll handle everyday tasks, and some heavier stuff like Photoshop and the like, but it won't be a speed demon.
  4. seer macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2007
    I just got a g5 in work that they were gonna throw out. Dp 1.8 with 1.5 Gb ram. It runs leopard just fine. I use it as my main box now instead of the old laptop. I administer the aix systems and http servers, plus usual office crap and it runs like a champ
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    A DP 2.0 G5 is still a decent machine - give them a good amount of RAM (4GB or more) and they'll happily do all desktop tasks as well as Adobe CS3. I used a DP 2.5 until March 2008, and was perfectly happy with it.
  6. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    I'm still happy with my DP 2.3GHz G5. It can handle some fairly heavy tasks, but doesn't differ too much from my MBP 2.33 (well, except that the G5 has dual 1.15GHz FSBs).
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    The DP 2.0 will be DDR ram with a max of 8GB. The DC 2.0 is DDR2 ram with a max of 16gb. If you have the opportunity to get a DC 2.0 cheap, I would still. Mine benches the same performance as my 2.16 C2D Macbook and has 0 performance issues other then HD video play back on high res in quick time (VLC doesn't have any problems).

    The G5 would be a huge performance upgrade over the eMac you have, and sometimes outweighs the cheaper Mini thanks to 2 internal disks and expansion slots. The real question is Snow Leopard, and do you want to run it. If so, don't bother with the G5.

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