Performance Differential?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Trout74, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Trout74 macrumors 6502

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    I currently have a Mac Mini ( 1.42 G4, 512 mb RAM, and the 32mb GPU )

    If I were to purchase the 2.4Ghz 1mb RAM, 24" new iMac, what is the performance differential?

    i.e:
    it takes my about 8 seconds to load safari, and if safari is open and running then I open microsoft word, I wait about 5-6 bounces, or 10 seconds. If I have three apps running, like itoons, iphoto and safari and i open a fourth I get some beach balls for a few seconds then the app will open about 10 seconds later or so.

    burning CD's takes a while, if I burn a full 700MB CD with music from my itoons it takes roughly 15 min. or so, and I dont have a DVD burner.

    Whatwill the performance difference be witht he new iMac ( roughly speaking) will I notice much of a difference?

    Thanks,
    p.s. I also have a Mac Color Classic from 1993 :eek:, but we wont compare that one, but I use it to play Malestrom, just to make sure it still works!

    Trout
     
  2. phytonix macrumors 6502

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  3. Trout74 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that would be great, how do you figure 8X? Do you know the speed scores of a 1.42 G4 I take it?

    Trout
     
  4. Hibbsy macrumors member

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    x8 seems a little optimistic even for this forum.

    I have looked into this a bit for my imac (G4 1GHz) and I reckon that at best I might see a 5x improvement on processor or memory bound tasks when i move to my new 2.8Ghz imac.

    I did see some speed benchmarks that suggested the real improvement would be more like 2-3 times. But when you actually think about it a 300% increase is pretty impressive.

    Your move is a similar one to mine and I think you should expect 2-4 times the performance on most tasks.
     
  5. pcorajr macrumors 6502

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    If you get the Stock 24" you should see a 5x increase.

    You are looking at a huge spet up in the speed of the memory here are the specs of you G4 mac mini

    http://support.apple.com/specs/macmini/Mac_mini_orig.html

    Also remember that in the near future leopard will make full use of the hardware in the new MAC's that will be a huge increase in performance
     
  6. Trout74 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses, im hopeing for a big improvement, as you can see I keep my systems for at least 2-3 years, ill pass my Mini down to a nephew or niece, but I want to FEEL the POWER, if you know what I mean. You only get that WHOAA!! rush every few years.:D

    Trout
     
  7. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    This might help give you a rough idea, it covers 8 years of macs. It does not include the latest iMacs but it does have 2007MBP and the last gen iMacs...

    http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2007/06/mac-performance-june-2007/
     
  8. Tom J macrumors regular

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    Yowser!!! Going from my current PowerBook G3 (FireWire) @400MHz to the new 24"er is (according to Geekbench) X18 faster. :D:D:D I can't wait!!
     
  9. pcorajr macrumors 6502

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    I hear ya. i just got my first mac and i know i wont be seeing another new computer at least for another 4 years so i ade sure i got something that will last me. Hope you found the answers you needed and do not forget to post pics when you get your new mac.
     

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