Single, Dual, or Quad: A Poll

Would you rather have: (price stays the same)

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

    Votes: 8 66.7%
  • Two 1 gzh G4s

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Four 500 mzh G4s

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • One 2.8 gzh Pentium 4 running windoze

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12

jante99

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 22, 2002
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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.
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
5,403
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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.
 

Durandal7

macrumors 68040
Feb 24, 2001
3,153
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The 2ghz G4. As KC said, dual and quad don't really double or quadruple performance.
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,407
0
VA
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.....

D
 

dongmin

macrumors 68000
Jan 3, 2002
1,709
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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")


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