PowerMac Quad to Mac Pro Quad.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    I have a G5 Quad and I was wondering how much of a performance increase I would see if I got a first gen Mac Pro 2.0 Quad to replace it.
    I know that I would be able to run Windows/ Boot Camp on it. Does anybody play Flight Simulator X on Windows, and what is your FPS? I can run FSX on my MB, but it barely runs, and I would like a better Intel Mac to run it.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Just get current quad Mac Pro or iMac. Don't waste your money for computer that's already outdated
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    define "already outdated." A first gen mac pro would still trounce the current imacs at many (maybe all) tasks.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Okay you caught me :cool: It's a great computer but IMO, I wouldn't spend money for 3 years old computer. What I found from eBay, they're over 1000$ and only came with 30" display which gives the total of 2900$, almost same as the current octo Mac Pro. GPUs and RAM are outdated, but I think you can put a better GPU in it. It was just my opinion
     

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