Will a PC has the same performance by using iMac specs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RyanGuyardo, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. RyanGuyardo macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac and a PC. iMac works pretty well and does not lag, it is relatively much faster than my PC. I was thinking that if I use iMac specs on my PC, will I get the same effect and performance as iMac on my PC which works on Windows?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    An iMac will outperform a PC of equal specs in both OS X and Vista/XP.
     
  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    And what this claim is based on?
     
  4. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Acutally that has been shown to be true on several occasions. Apple even has an Add for it.
     
  5. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Your mileage will most certainly vary. In essence this is correct and reviews agree that the iMac runs vista extremely well.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i go by the rule of thumb:
    every GHZ on a pc is worth 1.5 on a Mac
    so if u had a 1GHZ processor on ur mac and a 1GHz on your PC the mac would feel like it was 1.5
     
  7. johto macrumors 6502

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    Because Windows is a faulty OS and slows you system down taking unnecessary resources...all the crap running background(services, antivir etc..) ...and windows platform is still having old legacy grap from the older windows...talk about a bad design :)
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    OS X runs more efficiently because it is Application based
     
  9. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    That may be true, but I believe what eXan is asking is how can a Mac be faster than a PC at running Vista/XP with the same specs as was stated by Tallest Skil.

    To answer the OP, when a Mac runs Vista or XP it is by all means a PC. Therefore it will run software at exactly the same speeds as an equivalent PC. One thing to take into consideration is that iMacs use mostly laptop components so you should compare it with a laptop or one of the iMac clones that have started appearing recently.
     
  10. eXan macrumors 601

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    I was not asking why OS X should run faster than Windows..

    I was asking why iMac would be faster if both systems were with the same OSes.
     
  11. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure its because apple develops the drivers that are used in windows for their hardware.
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Drivers play a critical part in stability and performance.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You mean the Boot Camp Control Panel and keyboard drivers...

    I'm just going to ignore the stock Intel, ATI, nVidia, Yukon, and Realtek drivers then.
     
  14. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    In essence, a Mac with the same specs as an equivalent PC will run at the same speed.

    A 2.4Mhz Core2Duo PC will run just the same as a 2.4Mhz Core2Duo Mac, all thinks being equal.

    Motherboard models differ in speed slightly though, so you'll see a 5 - 10% spread if you compare a range of motherboards with the same specs.

    Apple's MacPro motherboard (which was what was found to the fastest in a group test at running Windows) was found to be a particularly fast design, but then it should be for that price!
     
  15. chewietobbacca macrumors 6502

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    Ridiculous claim if you're taking the same PC specs (memory, hard drive, etc.) on XP/Vista at the same time. Both sides use the exact same Intel CPU's.
     
  16. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i know but OS X runs more efficiently thats just my experience
     
  17. Pope Jawn Pawl macrumors member

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    OSX runs faster than Windows spec for spec because of Steve Job's magical jizz which is included with each and every Apple.
     
  18. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    Yep its the jizz that is the heat gel :p
     
  19. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Jesus...if you've ever seen the 'too much thermal paste' threads...you know how much extra Steve jizz they put on their portables.

    The man must be hung like a horse.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes Intel, AMD, ATi, NVIDIA, and RealTek are subsidiaries of Apple.

    Well on a non-Mac with a BIOS you can OC, but on Mac you can't, so with the same components, a non-Mac can be [a lot] faster than a Mac.

    Yuck! I'm eating!
     
  21. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    wow this just went way to far
     
  22. Pope Jawn Pawl macrumors member

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    Came here to say this...but it goes along with the hero worship Apple fans are known to exhibit.
     
  23. midnightvii macrumors member

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    LOL
     
  24. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Fact. Oh and proven testing.
     
  25. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    So the logic board has no bearing in performance?
     

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