In a G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz and wanting to upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by strad, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. strad macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    Im using a G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz Mac since 2004.
    It's for running my business and I'm curious to know what to expect in the
    way of a speed bump if I upgrade to a new 21.5 iMac with Snow Leopard.
    I'm currently running 10.4.11 and everything works just fine.
    Will I notice a MAJOR increase in speed running
    standard apps such as Safari and Photoshop?
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009

    if you are pushing a ton of 2 megabyte, 72 dpi web based files, probably not.

    but doing 100 megabyte+ files it will eat the G5 for lunch.

    Safari is more dependant on your net connection.

    Although for Photoshop, you will want to be running CS3 or better.

    If you are thinking about making the switch, Id say do it now. Everyday that goes by your G5 just keeps dropping value like a stone. G5s are losing value in leaps and bounds each time a new model appears...
  3. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    iMac Benchmarks

    Dual G5 Benchmarks

    Granted the last one is for the first edition Mac Pros, but for comparisons sake, they list the benchmarks for your PowerMac in the table at the bottom.

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