PowerMac and Mac Pro similarity.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), May 10, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    I posted a thread on the similarity of the PowerBook G4 and the non-unibody MBP here- http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=696361

    Now I am wondering if, when somebody sees your PMG5, they mistake it for a Mac Pro.

    They might not, because of the howling fans, the buzzing that sometimes happens, the 1 Optical Drive tray thing and the Liquid Cooling.
    On a side note, Does anybody have more than one PowerMac?
    Example- Dual 1.8 G5, Dual Core 2.0 G5. Dual 1.42 G4, 450 MHz. B&W.
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    "PowerMac". Just any machine with that name? I have 8 or 10 of them. Not in service at all though.
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    People can easily mistake a PMG5 from an MP being that they use the same case design (at least externally). But there are also slight cosmetic differences on the front panel:

    1. The MP has cut-outs for two internal optical drives; the PMG5 only has one.

    2. The USB and FW ports are oriented horizontally on the MP; they're oriented vertically on the PMG5.

    Comparison image.

    But not that an average joe user would know that.
  4. Quad 2.5 G5 =) thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    Any PowerPC G-series or PPC 601-604, so any one.
    I think that the older PowerMacs were called "Power Macintosh", for example-
    "Power Macintosh 9600", "Power Macintosh 6520"
  5. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    I think my brother here a few minutes ago, with very limited knowledge of the Macintosh lines, thought that my Power Mac G5 was not different at all from the MacPro. He left before I could explain it to him, so I guess there is always next week. I'm sure he would know the difference, say, when I turned it on.:D
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Would he be able to tell the difference between the innards?
  7. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    I would hope. The huge G5 on the inside would be a major tip-off, and fortunately my brother is literate. I was originally making a reference to how fast the fans blow on this thing, but they've toned down over the past few hours. 47 degrees C on a low load? :eek: I did not think it was possible. Or is that warm?

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