Need help on what to buy! Imac versus MacPro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yarden, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. yarden macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    I am a photographer using photoshop heavily. Currently have an iMac 20 inch 2 Ghz PowerPc G5 with 2 GB RAM. It is WAY TOO SLOW doing things such as RAW conversions. I do not like the new iMacs with the glossy screen, etc... I have the opportunity to buy a 24 inch, core duo 2.16 iMac or obviously take a step up to a Mac Pro with any sort of configuration.

    Any advice as what to purchase???

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Mac Pro machines just updated today.

    If you want to jump to the Mac Pro, there should be some of yesterday's models hitting the Special Deals section.

    This fire sale on the old machines may let you step up to the Mac Pro.
  3. yarden thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008

    Thanks for the update, but I'm talking about speed, etc... How much faster is the imac 2.33 core duo than the imac power pc 2.0???
  4. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    an Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.33 vs a G5 at 2.0?

    I would guess 1.6 to 1.8 times faster.

    A Core 2 Duo is 1.4 to 1.5 x faster than a Core 2
    and the Core 2 is faster than the PPC

    My 2.66 MacPro is 2.1x faster than its G5 predecessor.

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