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cmeisenzahl
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Jan 12, 2006, 09:10 AM
 
Interesting article, haven't read all of it yet though. Regardless of how this turns out, I still want one. ;-)

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1136018,00.asp

"Will the G5 systems from Apple truly be the "fastest personal computers in the world"? Steve Jobs certainly made a convincing case that they will. But after a bit of poking and prodding, I have my doubts.
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Jobs' claim that its new G5 systems will be the fastest personal computers on the market was reiterated several times during Monday's keynote.

Historically, Apple has validated such claims by using a very small number of benchmarks, and often just one: a now ancient benchmark developed by BYTE Magazine, called BYTEmark,and one which even BYTE suggestedcould not, by itself, accurately describe the performance of the system. Apple, however, used BYTEmark to test its own G3 processors as this Google cache shows."
     
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Jan 12, 2006, 10:17 AM
 
That article was from June 2003. It's almost THREE years old.
     
cmeisenzahl  (op)
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Jan 12, 2006, 10:21 AM
 
Yikes, thanks, I didn't even catch that! ;-(
     
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Jan 12, 2006, 12:17 PM
 
One should always check the date of an article in order to assess its relevance, especially before posting!

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Jan 12, 2006, 09:21 PM
 
Here's another rant about Apple's original G5 SPEC comparison.
The numbers Apple is using now are consistent with the numbers in the SPEC database.
     
   
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