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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by firelighter487, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. firelighter487 macrumors member

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    my powermac g5 (dual 2.0) benches 1829 in geekbench, wich isn't bad (i think), but my late 2006 macbook benches 2712. they both run osx 10.5.8 and both have 3gb ram. i don't know if my g5 is broken or what but with the size and the power consumption, i don't know why it's so slow compared to the macbook.
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    That's correct, my 2.0DP benches in the 1800s also.

    Intel CPUs are more efficient than later PowerPC CPUs both in terms of performance per clock and performance per watt. Hence Apple transitioning in 2006.
     
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Thats right in the ballpark. Best score I ever got out of my dual 2.0 was 1804. That doesn't necessarily mean the computer should "feel" that much slower to you. I was always really pleased with the feel of a dual 2.0 G5.
     
  4. firelighter487 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah but my macbook feels just as fast as my g5 if not faster, but it consumes 400 watts of power less. and i find it funny that apple's high end system from the time is thrashed in benchmarks 3 years after release by a little 13 inch laptop if you know what i mean.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    And lo, you have discovered the reason for the Intel transition back in 2006. The G5 CPU is known for being fast, sucking down tons of power, and putting out tons of heat. They're great chips that make for great desktops, but they're pretty awful on the bang for the watt.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    We know why. Here's Steve to tell you about it :

    ;)
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes, it's sad that even my little 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Air will beat my mighty 2 GHz dual-core G5. It shows they didn't switch to Intel just for the sake of change...
    Geekbench Dual G5.png Geekbench MacBook Air 1.6.png
     

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