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cfsporn    0

Some friends and myself are having an argument. We each think our own Mac is fastest. So which is the fastest:

MacMini Core Solo with 512 MB of RAM

iMac G5 1.6 GHZ with 768 MB of RAM

PowerMac G5 1.6 GHZ with 1 GB of RAM

MacMini Core Duo (with one core turned off) with 1 GB of RAM

PowerBook (latest generation) with 1.5 GB of RAM and 5400 RPM HD

PowerBook (latest generation) with 1 GB of RAM and 7200 RPM HD

(If the HD speed is not marked then just assume that it is the stock one)

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eternalnewb    0

Oh, definitly the Powermac. Better bus speeds, I think, and a 1.6 GHz G5 is like a 2.4 GHz Intel anything, and the 1 GB of RAM helps, not to mention the hard drive on the Powermac is probably awesome.

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jorellh    0

The Top 3 would be

 

iMac G5 1.6 GHZ with 768 MB of RAM

PowerMac G5 1.6 GHZ with 1 GB of RAM

MacMini Core Duo (with one core turned off) with 1 GB of RAM

 

The Mini would be fastest things which are not graphics intensive. The PowerMac G5 would be fastest at games esp. with a good video card. The iMac would be 2nd place in both I think

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applgeek    1

I would say the PB with the fast hdd.you get 1.67 ghz of power and a fastdrive A powerrmac 1.6 is in the hole about 3 years, so i would say PB 7200.

 

It does vary what apps you are using though too.

 

the macmini has slower cock speeds, so it's out.the powermac is in the hole about 3 years, comparred to the PB 7200, it's a baby. the specs of the iMac are lower than the PB, so it's out.

 

My decision is the powerbook wiyh the 7200 rpm drive.

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cfsporn    0

Photoshop, Handbrake, and some games. Those are the benchmarkes.

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alexsantos    0

Come to think of it, is there a site where one can look up benchmarks of all the latest macs?

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Morn    0

The Core Solo mac mini should be faster than any of those PowerPC's you list. Not to mention the Core Duo which should blow them away. You guys are greatly overestimating the powerpc's in comparison to the intel core solo even. Intel's chip is faster than the powerpc's at the same clock speed even.

Here's a list from http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=2...899496&posted=1

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1187 (383)

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1179 (385)

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1157 (386)

Dual G5 2.5 GHz: 670 (374)

Pentium D 3.2 840 EE: 620

MacBook Pro 2.16: 608 (329)

MacBook Pro 2.16: 607 (324) (Hardmac)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 605 (Bare Feats)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 568 (308)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 566 (308)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 563 (308)

MacBook Pro 2.0: 563 (305)

Power Mac G5 2.0: 552 (304)

Power Mac G5 2.0: 543

iMac Core Duo 1.83: 520 (283)

iMac Core Duo 1.83: 518 (283) (xlr8yourmac)

Sony Core Duo 1.83: 498 (271)

Mac mini Core Duo 1.66: 471 (256)

Pentium 4 2.8 HT: 280 (238)

iMac G5 970FX 2.0: 269

iMac G5 970FX 1.8: 244 (Ars)

Athlon64 2800+ 1.8: 269

Mac mini Core Solo 1.5: 217 (Ars)

Mac mini Core Solo 1.5: 213

PowerBook G4 1.67: 171 (Ars)

PowerMac G5 1.6 GHZ = 165

PowerBook G4 1.67: 164

Sonnet G4 1.7 7447A: 158

Mac mini G4 1.5: 152

Pentium 4 1.6 GHz: 145

iBook G4 1.33 GHz: 138

Mac mini G4 1.25 GHz: 129 (Ars)

iBook G4 1.07 GHz: 111

iBook G3 700 MHz: 71

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Morn    0

I wouldn't trust that app, it gives some really strange results sometimes, cinebench, multiplatform and uses a real world apps algorithms.

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applgeek    1
The Core Solo mac mini should be faster than any of those PowerPC's you list. Not to mention the Core Duo which should blow them away. You guys are greatly overestimating the powerpc's in comparison to the intel core solo even. Intel's chip is faster than the powerpc's at the same clock speed even.

Here's a list from http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=2...899496&posted=1

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1187 (383)

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1179 (385)

Quad G5 2.5 GHz: 1157 (386)

Dual G5 2.5 GHz: 670 (374)

Pentium D 3.2 840 EE: 620

MacBook Pro 2.16: 608 (329)

MacBook Pro 2.16: 607 (324) (Hardmac)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 605 (Bare Feats)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 568 (308)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 566 (308)

iMac Core Duo 2.0: 563 (308)

MacBook Pro 2.0: 563 (305)

Power Mac G5 2.0: 552 (304)

Power Mac G5 2.0: 543

iMac Core Duo 1.83: 520 (283)

iMac Core Duo 1.83: 518 (283) (xlr8yourmac)

Sony Core Duo 1.83: 498 (271)

Mac mini Core Duo 1.66: 471 (256)

Pentium 4 2.8 HT: 280 (238)

iMac G5 970FX 2.0: 269

iMac G5 970FX 1.8: 244 (Ars)

Athlon64 2800+ 1.8: 269

Mac mini Core Solo 1.5: 217 (Ars)

Mac mini Core Solo 1.5: 213

PowerBook G4 1.67: 171 (Ars)

PowerMac G5 1.6 GHZ = 165

PowerBook G4 1.67: 164

Sonnet G4 1.7 7447A: 158

Mac mini G4 1.5: 152

Pentium 4 1.6 GHz: 145

iBook G4 1.33 GHz: 138

Mac mini G4 1.25 GHz: 129 (Ars)

iBook G4 1.07 GHz: 111

iBook G3 700 MHz: 71

 

 

The duo had one core turned off. the solo and duo have less clock speed than the PPc. The mac mini also has a slow HDD, where the PB has a fast one.

I don't think you get everything that we are saying. what is "at the same clock speed even"????? Photoshop (one of the applications listed) is NOT UNIVERASAL and is MUCH SLOWER. Your benchmarks are worthless for the apps they are using. Maybe you should read everything before posting against my opinion.

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Morn    0

Hey, I just posted evidence than even the Core solo in the mini is faster than any of those powerpc's in raw processing power. That list also shows the figuers for the Duo with one core turned off, and with a score of 256 like that it's much faster than a 2ghz G5 even. In other words a single core of a 1.66ghz core duo is faster than a 2ghz G5.

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applgeek    1
Hey, I just posted evidence than even the Core solo in the mini is faster than any of those powerpc's in raw processing power. That list also shows the figuers for the Duo with one core turned off, and with a score of 256 like that it's much faster than a 2ghz G5 even. In other words a single core of a 1.66ghz core duo is faster than a 2ghz G5.

 

But not with the apps they are using.......

 

The scores are pobably inaccurate if you are just comparing those......

differrent scores from different websites can make the list inaccurate. One website may use FCP and motion on one while the other uses textedit. You can't base speeds on different scores on different sites becaause it can easially be inaccurate.

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Morn    0

It's all cinebench.

And not every app performs the same, but there's a good comparison of the processors, the hardware.

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Outkast    0

What would be the fastest mac for running HandBrake? I've got a 1.33ghz mac (like in my sig below) and waiting on that thing is almost an all-day event...

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applgeek    1

I don't think that there's much difference between the listed models.

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mac user X    0
What would be the fastest mac for running HandBrake?  I've got a 1.33ghz mac (like in my sig below) and waiting on that thing is almost an all-day event...
A PowerMac Quad.

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Morn    0

Any intel mac should show a large boost over that 1.33ghz mac though. ;) Handbrake is universal.

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cfsporn    0

how about this:

In one corrner we have a Dual 2.5 GHZ G5 with 1 GB of RAM and the NVIDIA 6800 GPU

In the other corner we have a Mac Book Pro 17 inch with 2 GB of RAM and the 7200 RPM HD

Which would win?

And would the win be different if the MBP had a 5400 RPM HD?

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Morn    0

I don't think handbrake's bottleneck is at all hard drive speed.

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cfsporn    0
I don't think handbrake's bottleneck is at all hard drive speed.

So which would be faster? The dual G5 or the Core 2 Duo?

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cfsporn    0
I thought MBP had Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo

IF Jobs puts a core2duo in it @ WWDC that is what I will be getting.

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