PM G5 from iMac Core Duo

Karpfish

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currently i have a blackbook and imac core duo, 17 ". My macbook beats the imac in everything except graphics. Before i got my imac i seriously considered a g5 dual 2.0, but the money wasnt there. I see an apple refurb dual 2.0 for 1599, and im sure i cud get one a lot cheaper used here or on another board. How much of a performance increase will i see IN APERTURE going to the PM, if any? i would need a good increase to justify it, and eve then im not sure my parents would be ok with me spending a few hundred bucks to upgrade
 

iGary

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Karpfish said:
I see an apple refurb dual 2.0 for 1599, and im sure i cud get one a lot cheaper used here or on another board. How much of a performance increase will i see IN APERTURE going to the PM, if any?
With the stock video card?

Not much.

Put a 7800GT in that puppy and :cool:.

;)
 

Karpfish

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so if i could get one with an ugraded vid card(7800gt, what other options are there) it woud though? i see systems with the 7800 for 1300 range
 

bossass

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I don't think you'll see a huge bump in performance. I had a dual 2.0 with the upgraded 6800 GT DDL 256mb card and 2.5gb of ram. It was nice and fast, but those cards are loud. It got annoying, so I sold that and put it towards a new 24-inch iMac.
 

eva01

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bossass said:
I don't think you'll see a huge bump in performance. I had a dual 2.0 with the upgraded 6800 GT DDL 256mb card and 2.5gb of ram. It was nice and fast, but those cards are loud. It got annoying, so I sold that and put it towards a new 24-inch iMac.
hmmm my 6800 Ultra isn't loud at all. Maybe it's because i have a fan on right in front of the computer running 24/7. Who knows :confused: