ibook G4 1.33ghz vs 1.42ghz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MaximusUK, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. MaximusUK macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2010
    I have a 14" 1.33ghz 1.25gb ram 60gb (5400rpm) iBook with Leopard (optimized)

    My question is: Is there a noticable difference between the 1.33 and 1.42 models?

    I am asking this as I think I would be able to get an online TV service i like to work nearly full speed if I had about 10% more juice. Do you think the 1.42 model would do this.

    If anyone has a 1.42 iBook can you please test 4OD and tell me the video results.

    Thanks :)
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    If you are having slowdowns on your 1.33, then I don't think the 1.42ghz will help you much more.
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    There would be very minimal difference in the speed.
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    I think you'll see some difference. That extra processor speed, coupled with faster RAM (plus it holds more of it) should add up to some noticeable gain. I've never really had the chance to compare iBooks like that, but my 1.5GHz Powerbook is MUCH faster than the 1.25GHz Mac Mini I used to own some years ago.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    The processor alone won't make THAT much difference. But if more RAM is added too it could speed things up by a fair amount!
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    as i have the 14 inch 1.42 model i would say : yes you will see a improvement

    the 1.42 model has faster faster processor (obviously) but it has a faster system bus too and it has the better graphics card ati radeon 9550 compared to the ati radeon 9200 in the earlier iBooks ( the 9550 is the same as in the powerbooks g4 but only 32mb instead of 64mb )
    but will it be enough for online video streams (flashplayer) ..you will get a couple more frames per secomd ,
    but is it enough to get the improvement you hope....yes maybe , but you will still find some frames drop :confused:

    but is it worth for the 2 or 3 frames per second to sell your iBook 1.33 , as at the moment the prices drop for the iBooks like a avalanche apart from the 1.42 models which still hold a bit value not because they are faster, just collectors like me want the last of the line or just 1.42 processors :D

    ...should change my name in MacHamster 1.42, i have now 7 Mac with the 1.42 processor i must be mad , but as soon as i see one i have to bid on ebay :D

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