Is the PowerMac G5 dual core or single?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kikobarbada, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. kikobarbada macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    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).

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Is the Powermac G5 singlecore or dual core (per processor)?
  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    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

    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.
  5. MacPossum macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2007
    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.
  6. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    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

  7. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I have a dual-core 2.0 G5. It has a 1Ghz bus, which I think makes it at least comparable to the Intel laptops.

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