Power Mac G5 vs Mac Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by coldfusion1313, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. coldfusion1313 macrumors newbie

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    i want the power of the mac desktop but i don't want to pay a lot of money meaning more then 3000 dollars.

    So should i get power mac g5 2ghz or wait for the mac pro to be updated and get the old Mac pro.

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    Thanks
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  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The base model of the updated Mac Pro will be $3,000.

    Decide based on what is out now.
     
  4. coldfusion1313 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Everything. It's due. Expect 20-40% faster processors without Snow Leopard and around 2x performance with, compared to the current models.
     
  6. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    why waste any $ on out dated technology like the G5 just grab up a cheap refurb Pro
     
  7. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Tallest Skil is wrong, as usual. Thats just more of his factless guessing.
     
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  9. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Of snow leopard? Definitely this year. Most likely between March and September.

    Of the Mac Pro? Nobody knows, its up to Apple. Could be tomorrow, could be December.
     
  10. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Because a quad core 2.5 G5 sells for $500-1000 less than even a bottom of the line used quad 2.0ghz MacPro.
     
  11. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    I strongly reccomend waiting, because if you ever want to put a more updated OS on it when they come out, they won't support PowerPC. (10.6 and beyond) Just wait. :)
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    June...ish.
     
  13. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    PowerPC

    Apple is slowly phasing out PowerPC, aren't they? Too bad... But I guess its time to move on.
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I was very much under the impression that it is already dead, as no new applications are being made for it that fully support it.

    You need an Intel Mac to do the best of iLife, and Snow Leopard won't even support 32-bit Intel computers, much less ANY PowerPC ones.
     
  15. coldfusion1313 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess i will wait the g5 is out dated i heard that iMacs are faster then the g5 and the mac pro is way better it has intel xeons!!
     
  16. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    More factually incorrect statements and guesses from Tallest Skil. Not a good day for you is it?

    PPC is still alive and well, for now. Snow Leopard will most likely end support as far as being the most current OS. There will still be updates to 10.5 for PPC models just like there has been updates for Tiger after Leopard was released.

    PPc software support is up to the software writers. Most games are sold as Intel only but most software is still universal (PPC and intel).

    The last G4 PowerBooks, G5 iMacs and G5 PowerMacs aren't even 3 years old yet. They have several years of normal Mac life left.
     

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