speed machines

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by maelstromr, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. maelstromr macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2002
    Charlottesville, VA
    Can someone give me a fairly basic and jargon-less explaination of the difference (in magnitude) between the speeds of a G4 800mhz, dual 800mhz, 933mhz and dual 1 gig (old model)? Also, how close does the powerbook G4 800 and 667 come to these? Of course I recognize that their are improvements as you move up, but I was wondering what the REAL and NOTICEABLE difference was and what the opinions and experience of this forum had been.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    Re: speed machines

    btw: sp = single processor; mp = multi processor

    well.. if you were to compare an 800mhz SP to an 800 mhz MP in doing stuff like ms-word, you would see little or no difference at all because it only takes advantage of one processor.. rather if you were comparing them with stuff like photoshop tests, the difference would be dramatic since it uses both processors...

    i explain a lot of this in anotehr post which may be useful to you..

  3. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    Re: speed machines

    The only major differences are video and HD. The hardrive and video will be slower. The rest of the portable is pretty much on par w/the desktop, just no high-power-consumption components.

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