Quad Core G5/2.5 vs. Single Core Dual G5/2.5
10:16 AM | Eddie Park | 2 comments
For those that love comparing benchmarks, Bare Feats has posted the initial results of yet another Mac shootout. This time around, the comparison is between a Quad Core G5 2.5Ghz PowerMac and a Single Core Dual G5 2.5Ghz PowerMac. While Bare Feats notes that their own customized Quad Core has yet to arrive, they do have the results of multiple tests by other users with stock Quad Cores, and have posted the results accordingly.
The usual battery of tests is used, including After Effects, Photoshop, and Xbench. While not a full analysis, initial results appear pretty clear cut, with the Quad Core trumping the Single Core Dual by fairly large margins. A look at optimal graphics cards is also taken:
Though the Quad-Core G5/2.5GHz systems represented in the graphs above had the GeForce 6600 graphics processor, we think the optional GeForce 7800 GT will turn out be the best choice. Apple's own test graphs show the Quadro FX 4500 running Motion only 3.3% faster than the 7800 GT. It runs Halo only 3.6% faster. Yet it costs 3.7 times as much ($350 vs $1650). True the FX 4500 has 512MB of DDR3 and supports two 30" Cinema displays, but it "eats" two slots.Bare Feats plans on adding more results to the shootout, including benchmarks for demanding games such as Doom and Halo.
Bare Feats: Quad Core/Single Core Dual Shootout
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