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njbrain 03-14-2004 02:23 PM

Mac G3 vs. Pentium III 500.
 
How do these computers compare for speed? Which is faster?
Noah

llama_meme 03-14-2004 03:12 PM

A 300MHz G3 is roughly comparable to a 500MHz PIII.

Alex

njbrain 03-14-2004 04:11 PM

Cool, Thanks.
Noah

Pauli 03-14-2004 04:58 PM

One of my friends got a G5, and claims its 50 million times faster than any pentium. Well. Ive never used it, but he loves it more than anything. Does anyone know much about them?

njbrain 03-14-2004 05:21 PM

Well, I have a friend that is into macs, and he said that the fastest G5 is comparable to a PIV 3.0 Ghz.

witeshark 03-14-2004 06:52 PM

The G5 is incredible. The dual G5 is lightening! It's so fast, you can really edit movies (add that RAM!)

Pauli 03-14-2004 07:42 PM

yeah. That was one thing. Why have an uber fast mac? There are no games for it, so what is the point? I mean, for games a high performance computer is lovly, but all my friend does is play music, and warcraft 3. And warcraft three is not exactly the most advanced graphics inna world.

I dont know why you would ever need a dual G5. Even editing movies I doubt youd need it.

Plus my friend bragged about being able to add 8 gigs of ram to his comp. I was like WOW! Really? That is the most pointless thing innna world! You will NEVER max out 1 gig of ddr, why in gods name would you max out 8 Gigs of ram. Hell, most of the time I dont max out my dinky 256 rambus.

witeshark 03-14-2004 07:49 PM

I agree. Only a super server would ever need 8 gigs of RAM. Ridiculous. As to Mac games, Halo is out now, and a few others. But I'm not much on computer gaming, they make consoles for that. :p

Pauli 03-14-2004 07:50 PM

oooo oo. Go to www.redvsblue.com and go to the downloads section. There is a paraody there that is UBer :) Its hilarious :)

trey85stang 03-14-2004 09:11 PM

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Originally posted by witeshark
I agree. Only a super server would ever need 8 gigs of RAM. Ridiculous. As to Mac games, Halo is out now, and a few others. But I'm not much on computer gaming, they make consoles for that. :p
hardly... a basic home user... yeah.. they would never need more than 259-512... but if you have ever worked in a graphics company..(high end graphics) 8GB of memory is nothing. Whatever you give a graphics artist to use.. he/she will max the system out very quickly in that type of environment. I have never seen a PC (meaning either linux or windows) every come close to opening a graphics file that is 2GB-5GB in size.. but I have seen an old G3 open one with no problem (took about 2-3 hours to open) but a mac opened it... however a G5 can open a 4GB file in about 35 mins. specs of the machine is Dual 2.0ghz, w/ 4GB of ram...

all im saying is 8GB of ram can be used up on a MAC if given to the right person ;)

now 8gb of ram on a windows or linux machine... im sure it would choke on a 4GB file...

witeshark 03-14-2004 09:33 PM

Very interesting! :)

zmieff 03-15-2004 10:14 AM

yeah, macs are very fast. but who has got the money to buy a mac??:D :D

320mb 03-15-2004 10:45 AM

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Originally posted by zmieff
yeah, macs are very fast. but who has got the money to buy a mac??:D :D
Ya, Macs use propriatary hardware which make them too expensive!!

example:
windows = propriatary software = too expensive
same thing with Macs.

Pauli 03-15-2004 05:22 PM

Yes, well if you want to use a 64 bit AMD fx-51 when you build you computer, its gonna cost ya. A mac will be reasonable if you are shelling out that amount of cash, of course if you are getting a 64 bit fx51 then youd probably be a big time gamer so Macs would be useless...

Baldorg 03-16-2004 04:51 PM

News flash for stupid people: The Macintosh is _also_ a personal computer! Which means not only Wintel machines are called personal computers!


Quote:

Ya, Macs use propriatary hardware which make them too expensive!!

example:
windows = propriatary software = too expensive
same thing with Macs.
No.

Software !=hardware, Einstein.

''propriatary'' is not a word.


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yeah, macs are very fast.
No.

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The G5 is incredible. The dual G5 is lightening!
No.


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