My G5 feels slow

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  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Compared to my other Macs - what should I do? Thanks
     
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  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Late 2005. It DOES work ok. That's the good thing with Apple stuff. :)
     
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  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Well - it just feels slow compared to my rMBP.
     
  6. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Your rMBP has a processor that is many times more advanced than the G5, has a faster system bus, and probably most significantly uses ultra fast PCIe-based flash storage. A G5 can still be quite competent when properly optimized, but there's no way it's ever going to feel as fast or responsive as an rMBP.
     
  7. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Even the 2012 rMBP is better than the G5?
     
  8. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Yes, for all the reasons I listed. The newest rMBPs are not appreciably different from the first generation. They have improved, but the difference between a G5 and an even a 2008 or so Intel Mac is pretty dramatic.

    Part of the difference too is that code is no longer optimized for PPC processors.

    What speed is your G5 and how many processors/cores does it have?
     
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    Any i5/i7 Mac will be a lot faster than a G5... That's just do to more processor cache and better technology. The PCIe SSD is super fast, and the DDR3 RAM is faster than the DDR2 in the G5 another thing is the graphics, the Iris graphics in the rMBP is a lot better than the GeForce 6600LE in you G5
     
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    Your G5 Mac is about the speed of a low clock Core 2 Duo or high clocked Core Duo, these CPUs (excluding the Core 2 Duo) are pretty out dated at this point. G5 Macs were around in 2003-2005 and matched most consumer PCs up until 2008. When Core 2 Quads and i3 / i5 / i7 and even high clocked Core 2 Duos came around, the G5 just got old. The world's advanced 10 years since your G5, so of course it's not as fast as a new PC. It's not slow, it'll never be slow, just won't be as fast as the latest hardware.
     
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    If this poster can't figure this out on his own then I believe he's trolling!
     
  12. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Keep in mind there are 7 years separating the two Macs, and the switch to the Intel Mac Pros was a major leap forward, of course the G5 will feel slow compared to your rMBP. Especially if it still has the stock HDD.
     
  13. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    True. Good point. The G5 has a good design.
     
  14. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    What does design have to do with speed? The Mac Pro has the same design and is 2 or more times faster than a G5...
     
  15. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    For 2005 ... yes.

    Compare the benchmarks and the 2012 MBP is about 5x quicker just on CPU benchmarks, not taking into account that the PowerPC macs are out of any manufacturer or software support.
     
  16. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I think he means design by the case
     
  17. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Tru
     
  18. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    The design has a larger surface to shred cheese faster than the competition, the rMBP can't accept a cheesy challenge! :D :cool:
     

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