I use a Dual 1.8Ghz G5 with 3GB RAM as my main/only computer.
The outside case is a little dented up from various people dropping it (Before I owned it), but it works flawlessly, so I'm good .
Using it with 10.5.8
I have a quad G5 in my home office and still use it on a daily basis as a desktop system.Man, I've always wanted a Quad G5. So does anyone here have a Quad G5? Hows the performance of them compared to some of the Intels?
I have a quad G5 in my home office and still use it on a daily basis as a desktop system.
The system is still fast enough for most tasks. Compared to my 10 months old Macbook Pro 17" it is still about 50%-100% faster, depending on what you are doing. So still pretty fast.
I don't do video a lot, so rendering time is no big deal for me. I am using it mainly for my music studio, office work and graphics/photo/layout. Despite Apple's statement, that Logic 9 runs only on Intel machines, it is a UB app and works great on the quad, performance is fine... But it seems that Updates are only for Intel machines. have to investigate that still.
What sucks is, that PPC support is dropped everywhere for Apple products now. I would love to use e.g. Snow Leopard on the Quad. I also need virtual machines for my work.
So sometime this year I will switch to a Mac Pro, which is a pity, since performance wise the quad is still completely sufficient and a very reliable machine.
That's correct...Sweet,so all the G5 quad's are water cooled?That's pretty sick.
So you sold a machine you claimed to "love" in a little over a week? I hope that isn't how you treat human relationships.