New iMac 20' over Dual 2.0 Powermac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by meeks, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. meeks macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    i currently have a Dual 2.0 Powermac with 1.5 GB Ram, Radeon 9600, WD Raptor 37GB 10,000rpm with Tiger Loaded, 160 SATA secondary drive and a NEC 3500-AG 16X DVD writer. Now i seen the new imac with Front Row and built in iSight and just love it! What I'm asking is if i sell my Powermac now and get the new iMac will i see a huge performance hit? I do plan on upgrading the ram to atleast 1GB or more. I basically surf the web do some downloading, occassional HD video viewing and editing, and music creation, but rarely play any games. The machine I have now suits me well but i love how the iMac takes up barely any space, and I could use all the extra room i can get. Any help is appreciated.

  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Keep the PowerMac, the difference will be amazing if you downgrade.
  3. zakatov macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    South Florida
    If you have CHUD tools installed, you can disable the second processor on the PM and then do some of the tasks you usually do and see the difference. I know there are other differences between the two macs, but at least you'll see how the other half lives with only one cpu.

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