Is the PowerMac G5 dual core or single?

kikobarbada

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Jun 28, 2007
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Hello. A question.

Is the PowerMac G5 dual core or single?
If so, 2 2.0ghz is even worse than an Intel Core 2 Duo dual core from a Macbook (2.0).

Thanks.
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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Behind the lens
Depends on the model.

At first it was 2 CPUS, dual processor.

Then it was 1 dual-core processor, 2 CPUs.

Then they finally created the Quad-Core with 2 dual cores: 8 CPUs


http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/index-powermac-g5.html

is a good start


in all honesty, if you want answers to your questions, make your questions more detailed.

because the arbitrary word "worse" makes no sense when talking about computing power. you are comparing a desktop to a laptop, where the CPU speed and cores make less of an impact on performance than all the bottlenecks.
 

MacPossum

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Jul 15, 2007
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Is the PowerMac G5 dual core or single?
If so, 2 2.0ghz is even worse than an Intel Core 2 Duo dual core from a Macbook (2.0).
That's not true. There's more than just CPU clock speed that makes a computer fast. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure those G5's have more FSB than the MacBook Intel chips for one.
 

Dustman

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Apr 17, 2007
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The first PowerMac G5 was just one, single core G5 chip. Then it was 2, single core chips, then one dual core, then 2 dual cores to make the quad. LOL hope that helps. And as for speed, id still take that G5 over the laptop chip (core 2 duo). Just because the Core 2 duo has a higher number of Ghz, doesnt make it faster.. but if no one corrected anyone, no one would know :p

-Dustin