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

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Tue Dec 9 19:53:44 CST 2008

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Jonathan Groll wrote:

> Subject: Re: [rescue] Need Powermac G5- Dual 2.0 Ghz or better
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 06:17:08AM -0800, Christopher Purdy wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm in need of a Powermac G5 Dual CPU, 2.0Ghz or higher.  I'm
>> building my home recording studio and my MacBook isn't cutting it, I
>> need the expandability.
>> So, I'd like to trade any / all of the following for a high end
>> PowerMac G5
>> iMac G5 - 1.6 Ghz, 1.5GB Ram, Combo drive, 80 GB HDD
>> MacBook - 6months old - still under warranty.  2.1 Ghz Core2 Duo, 4GB
>> ram, 120GB HDD, White
> 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've got the Dual 2 GHz G5 and a second-gen MacBook (2 Ghz Core2Duo),
both with 2 gigs of ram.  The only thing I've really done any
benchmarking with is doing video transcoding with ffmpeg.  They run
pretty close to each other on fps converted.

The main adavantage of the G5 is the tower design, wich gives it a lot
better expandability.  The better graphics (GMA 950 vs GeForce FX 5200)
make it (potentially) better at other things too.

The only expandability on the Macbook is via USB2 or FireWire (not even
that on the newest model).

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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