Benched: PowerMac G5 / High-End x86 Machines

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Just stumbled across this in my RSS aggregator, BareFeats haven taken some some of the most powerful x86 based PCs V's the PowerMac G5.

    The Machines compared are :
    • Dual 2.0GHz G5
    • Dual 2.5GHz G5
    • Dual Intel Xeon 3.4GHz
    • Pentium 4 3GHz
    • 64-Bit Ahtlon 2.2Ghz

    The G5's seem to do very well when it comes to the raw CPU crunching, however fall waaaaaaaaay behind on the graphics (read: games & maya) which most Mac users don't really care about, but it's not just a small lag behind, it's really a long way behind the x86 Machines, something that hopefully Apple, along with ATi and nVidia will take note of and work on :)

    Anyway, the stats:

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  2. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

    Fife; Scotland
    I knew when it came to graphics that the G5's were a little behind, but i didnt know it was as much as that. Very good find dave.
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    G5's were always behind because Apple puts in cards that do not generate TOO much heat, and is still enough for standard apps, and the OpenGL rendernig that is used for the rest of the system.

    Not a downpoint though, most people care about raw CPU with GFX coming in second, when the G5 is doing video editing it is the raw CPU power that does it most.