[rescue] Need Powermac G5- Dual 2.0 Ghz or better

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Dec 9 08:20:26 CST 2008

On Dec 9, 2008, at 9:12 AM, Jonathan Katz wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 8:45 AM, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
>> I guess I never really swallowed the Apple "PPC is so much better  
>> than
>>> Intel" pill, but how sure are you that a dual core2 macbook will be
>>> slower than a dual G5?
>>> I would suspect that you may not benefit from this deal all that  
>>> much.
>> I don't know.  A MacBook has one FW400 port and one USB port.
>> Good audio interfaces past 4 channels will be quite expensive for the
>> MacBook, while PCI audio interfaces are relatively cheap and can  
>> often be
>> combined.
> That's true, too. Also, graphics comes into play. Up until the current
> product rev the macbooks had arguably lousy Intel graphics chips  
> which could
> essentially slow things down. Now they're using nVidia stuff. Not  
> sure, but
> I wager the old G5-based system had a nicer graphics setup than the  
> prior
> macbook line.

A lot of G5s came with fair crummy graphics (Geforce FX5200s), but if  
so, that isn't terribly hard to fix (I got my Geforce 6200 pretty  

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