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    Mac and PC speeds?
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    Question Mac and PC speeds?
    Hi, I might purchase a mac in a while, and i was just wondering as a windows user , is a G5 dual 2gig the same speed as a 2gig on a PC. Or is a 2gig mac faster than a 2gig windows? or Vica Verca... or are they the same speed?

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    TylerMoney
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    it's technically faster. You can't really compare the two in the same since. So, a dual 2gig G5...4gig, is like 8gig pc...kind of..

    so the dual 2gig pc, is like 4.... but really that isn't all that acurate...the dual 2 G5 is definenlty faster than the dual 2gig pc....but when you get the fastest dual pc..things get much trickier.

    Like my powerbook 1ghz G4....it's about equivelent to a 2ghz pc....though really..it's faster at some things....the same with others...and probably slower at some things...

    they're built on a totally different type of architecture...but this is information I've heard..basically.....take any mac processor, double it, and you get it's pc counter part.....at least close to.

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    When they first talked about the Mhz Myth they showed a G4 867 being faster then a 1.7 ghz Pentium 4
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    Mac and PC speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    When they first talked about the Mhz Myth they showed a G4 867 being faster then a 1.7 ghz Pentium 4
    Yeah because the Mac runs like this thus handling data way more efficiently (this is a random example of what is available now)

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    Mac and PC speeds?
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    So if i were to buy a 1.25 gig G4, it would be some what equivalent to a 2 gig PC?

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    basically yeah

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    Mac and PC speeds?
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    GREAT! thanks guys! or girls.... what the heck

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