Single, Dual, or Quad: A Poll

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jante99, Sep 8, 2002.


Would you rather have: (price stays the same)

  1. One 2 gzh G4. (Bus speed is same for all comps)

    8 vote(s)
  2. Two 1 gzh G4s

    3 vote(s)
  3. Four 500 mzh G4s

    1 vote(s)
  4. One 2.8 gzh Pentium 4 running windoze

    0 vote(s)
  1. jante99 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Which would you rather have if everything else in the computer was the same?
    ie bus speed, ram, hard drive. and same price:

    1 2 gzh G4; 2 1 gzh G4s; or 4 500 mzh G4s.

    Please don't complain that there isn't a 2 gzh G4, this is hypthetical.
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I would like to have a single 2GHz G4. Just having a dual 1GHz or a Quad 500MHz doesn't really mean you are getting 2x or 4x (respectively) the processing power. I think you actually get less.

    There was a discussion a while back that discussed how quad processors only give you a double performance increase.
  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    The 2ghz G4. As KC said, dual and quad don't really double or quadruple performance.
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Assuming that the 2 GHz G4 was available, there really isn't a question which one to take.

    And given that it was available, I'd spring the extra money for a dual 2 GHz.....

  5. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    This isn't really a matter of "preference", is it? It's just a matter of sifting through the marketing BS and comparing benchmarks.

    Most of us here know that a single 2 ghz G4 (if such a thing were to exist) would be faster than a dual 1 ghz. Apple tries to spin it otherwise but we know better.

    A better comparison:

    1. Single 2.0 ghz G4
    2. Dual 1.4 ghz (2.8 ghz "combined")
    3. Quad 0.9 ghz (3.6 ghz "combined")

    200th post!

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