G5 vs G4 - performance vs value?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by petercw2, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. petercw2 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    Not being super smart about the guts of these machines, I have to ask if someone can get past all the marketing hype of the G5 and let me know the actual performance differences between it and the G4...

    Meaning, will the entry level G5 our perform the dual processor G4?

    Are there other inherent performance upgrades with the G5 that you just can get with the G4 because of the upgrade in technology?

    Seems like you could get a pretty sweet G4 at an amazing price right now...

    thanks for the input.
  2. daveg5 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2001

    we will know very soon i am thinking that on dual processor aware appes like quake 3 itunes, final cut pro etc it will by a slight amount because the g4 has a superior altivec engine and cacheing sheme, and duals, however it is very possible that bandwithand 10.2.7 and optimized software will trump that advantage especially with more then 2 gigs of memory. we will see in days. check www.barefeats.com

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