Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Just how fast are those G5s?

According to MacInTouch, c't has reported that they're pretty similar to Intel processors in terms of performance at the same speeds [the dual 2.7 GHz G5 benchmarked at about 2/3rds the speed a dual 3.6 GHz Xeon EMT64 workstation did]. As a result, I'm more likely to think that it's a valid comparison: dual G5 to dual Xeon EMT64 - although of first I'd like to know whether or not the Xeons were running XP64 or Linux.

Ideally, though, I'd still like to see some real world application benchmarks [other than Apple's - as I've said before, I've seen the internal marketing materials, and believe me, those have very little to do with reality and everything to do with a LOT of time spent figuring out what will run faster on a Mac].

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