New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Whats Better Intel PC or a macintosh Imac..etc


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Slammin_SoSo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hi Guys,
Can anyone help me here? What is the difference between a G5 1.6 ghz computer and a Pentium 4 2.80ghz or more?

Whats is better a Intel PC or a macintosh imac? :cool:
QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
This thread will erupt into a flame war in about six seconds.

The best answer I can give you is, "it depends." For some things, a G5/1.6 will be faster. For other things, a P4/2.8 will be faster.

As for which is "better"...you're on a Mac forum. So of course the Mac is better.
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
The Mac platform has the advantage of a complete and reliable OS. PC can only close on the concept in Linux. That is all.
QUOTE Thanks
Avalon

 
Avalon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2004
Location: Luxemburg, Europe
Posts: 1,779
Avalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really nice
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB

Avalon is offline
Oh no, please! Not another stupid flame thread like that!

There is no general answer, and never will be...
It all depends much of yourself, what you want to do with your computer, and what's important for you in a computer...
QUOTE Thanks
ApplejustWorks

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 911
ApplejustWorks is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD

ApplejustWorks is offline
Not to start a flame war(Please Mods don't let this happen) but:

The Pentium 4 is an incredibly un-efficient processor due to its 20 stage pipeline.
QUOTE Thanks
PinkPhishDoors
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

These stupid threads are pointless, there WILL NEVER BE AN ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,198
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
While there may never be a concrete answer beyond subjective opinion on this topic, I'd hardly call it stupid. Many people new to the Mac platform wonder these things because for years the "megahertz myth" has been beat into their heads by Intel and AMD.

Uninformed maybe, stupid, definitely not. That's partially why this board exists is to inform people.

If a thread shouldn't be started because there's not an objective answer, I can think of several political threads that are much more stupid than this one

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
ApplejustWorks

 
Member Since: Dec 28, 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 911
ApplejustWorks is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD

ApplejustWorks is offline
Here is a link the MHz Myth:

http://movies.differentdistrict.com/...d=943_0_28_0_M
QUOTE Thanks
PinkPhishDoors
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Yeah but to make a post like "Whats is better a Intel PC or a macintosh imac? " that IS stupid, there is no answer... It isn't even a real question.
QUOTE Thanks
Avalon

 
Avalon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2004
Location: Luxemburg, Europe
Posts: 1,779
Avalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really nice
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB

Avalon is offline
Actually, there is one answer that comes to my mind:
For all windows user, just simply try the Mac (at a shop or ask somebody who has one). After that, there are 3 possibilities:
1. You'll love it so much that you switch and never want to hear about Windows
2. You'll love it, but still want to keep your PC aside your (new ) Mac, to benefit from both platforms advantages
3. You just simply hate it and stick with the PC

Nr 2 is the way I've gone, and it works perfectly for me...but that's subjective.

@schweb:
I guess you're right about the "stupid thread" thing...sorry for that.
I guess I just read too much of those flames that started after similar questions. Because this always brings back those Mac users bashing PCs and vice versa...and THAT just simply IS stupid...
QUOTE Thanks
Slammin_SoSo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

It was just a question to ask. Im a windows user as we speak and find it unreliable and im not satisfied. Anyhow if your freaking out because of the question being ask, then don't answer it loser. Back to the topic. I want to try out a macintosh but was asking what is the difference between the ram and gigz they use then from what intel uses...that was all "i" wrote.. :mad:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon
Actually, there is one answer that comes to my mind:
For all windows user, just simply try the Mac (at a shop or ask somebody who has one). After that, there are 3 possibilities:
1. You'll love it so much that you switch and never want to hear about Windows
2. You'll love it, but still want to keep your PC aside your (new ) Mac, to benefit from both platforms advantages
3. You just simply hate it and stick with the PC

Nr 2 is the way I've gone, and it works perfectly for me...but that's subjective.

@schweb:
I guess you're right about the "stupid thread" thing...sorry for that.
I guess I just read too much of those flames that started after similar questions. Because this always brings back those Mac users bashing PCs and vice versa...and THAT just simply IS stupid...
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,198
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkPhishDoors
Yeah but to make a post like "Whats is better a Intel PC or a macintosh imac? " that IS stupid, there is no answer... It isn't even a real question.
No question asked here is stupid if it pertains to the point of this board which is to answer Mac questions and share experiences.

If those bother you, your choices are to ignore them or leave the board. But please don't insult the members or people's questions. They deserve the same respect you would like.

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
Slammin_SoSo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

But yet they can insult me?
Quote:
Originally Posted by schweb
No question asked here is stupid if it pertains to the point of this board which is to answer Mac questions and share experiences.

If those bother you, your choices are to ignore them or leave the board. But please don't insult the members or people's questions. They deserve the same respect you would like.
QUOTE Thanks
Nightblade
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

A 1.6 GHz computer is a single processor, and almost certainly couldn't stand up to a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor. If this was a dual processor G5, then it'd be a match, but the P4 might still beat it (although the G5 would still be very, very fast, and may even beat the P4, depending on how much MHz it has). But obviously, an X86 processor can't run a Mac OS, so if you want to do that you'll have to have a PowerPC processor. There's just no other way.
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,198
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slammin_SoSo
But yet they can insult me?
I fail to see how my replies don't seem to specify that.

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Floating point explanation? | iMac Dissapointment »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Apple Pulls Plug on Original iMac schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 7 09-13-2006 04:38 PM
Dvorak: Apple to go Intel within 18 Months schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 48 04-03-2005 06:04 PM
Im New to Imac was a PC user sexymuffin Apple Desktops 5 11-24-2004 01:27 PM
The Return of an Apple Cube... as an iMac? [Updated] Murlyn Apple Desktops 10 11-13-2003 10:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?