[rescue] Powermac G5 V.s. MacBook
escher2 at chartermi.net
Tue Dec 9 17:31:27 CST 2008
> 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.
This is interesting - and keep in mind I'm using xbench for my
comparison - The Dual G5 beats the Macbook composite score by a
little bit... Mostly attributed to the terrible video on the
MacBook. See Below:
---- Overall xbench ----
Escher's MacBook 69.60 MacBook (Core 2) 2008-04-30 19:08:42.0
Escher's Power Mac G5 - a... 93.30 PowerMac G5 (Orig) 2008-12-08
Cpu wise G5 is not quite as fast:
MacBook - 143.33
PowerMac - 118.93
The G5 with 6800GT video 3d performance smokes the MacBook with
Integrated Intel 3100:
MacBook OGL : 22.23
But the MacBook outperforms in Quartz:
Macbook also wins in memory speed , no surprise there:
Powermac wins on HDD Perf - But I *am* using Raid:
So, All in all was it a good trade?
For me - yes. I didn't sacrifice much in the CPU performance area,
but I gained tremendously in 3D graphics performance, which really
upset me about the original MacBook line.... I also have the ability
to expand, run a RAID setup, run dual headed (Properly), more ram
expandability (8 v.s. 4 gb max)...
Keep in mind that I only used the Macbook as a stationary machine
Ohh yeah.... one more thing...
*****The G5 is the coolest looking machine on the planet! *****
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