Rev A iMac G5 -> Intel iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by starnox, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. starnox macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I have a 20" iMac G5 Rev A. I half brought it with my dad, but it recently moved into my dads office. Now I can hardly use it. So I am thinking of getting a new iMac I can't really afford the 20" Intel iMac so it would have to be the 17". My question is what performance boost will be like. I do use programs like InDesign CS2 and Illustrator CS2 - is this going to be a problem for rosetta?

    My specs:

    1.8GHz G5
    512 KB L2 Cache
    600Mhz Bus Speed
    GeForce FX 5200 64MB
    160 GB HDD

    Have they changed the screen at all from the Rev A's? Also I might want to hook up a 23" ACD later when/if i can afford one. How will the X1600 cope?
  2. mzd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2005
    those questions are all answered on apple's site.
    supposed 2x performance increase.
    no one knows how well adobe apps will work w/ rosetta yet, but they will work. i think the core duo processor will give you performance near what you currently have and then once adobe goes universal binary you will see improvements.
    not sure if the screen has changed.
    you will be able to run a 23" ACD along w/ the iMac.
  3. starnox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    performance increases on their website are to do with the latest 2.1Ghz iMac G5 and the Rev C had a huge internal makeover. That's why I am asking.

    Thanks for the response to the other questions.

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