New iMac 24" SR 2.4 vs PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Revlimit Punk, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Revlimit Punk macrumors regular

    Revlimit Punk

    Jan 8, 2006
    I was wondering which one has more raw power under the hood when running universal apps:

    iMac 24" SR 2.4Ghz or PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz?

    Any first hand experience or benchmarks with similar configurations?
  2. autumn macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2006
    iMac has a better speedmark 4.5 overall. But what type of apps do you usually run?

    279 vs 270

    Although G5 review was done in 11/05. The score might not be the same now.
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    ya the advantage of the mac pro is that you can upgrade it like crazy, not the base model.
  4. jfpoole macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2003
    You can get Geekbench (my favorite benchmark ;)) results for the iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz here, and Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz here. The Geekbench scores for both are:

    iMac Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz: 3243
    Power Mac G5 @ 2.5GHz: 2103

    So in terms of raw processing power, it looks like the iMac is ahead (far ahead) of the Power Mac G5.
  5. Revlimit Punk thread starter macrumors regular

    Revlimit Punk

    Jan 8, 2006
    Thank you all for the info!

    Looks like I'm gonna sell my PowerMac and upgrade to a new iMac then :)
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The new iMac will be faster than the PowerMac G5.

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