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benchmark site that would have g4/800 vs new G5s?
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Zim
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May 5, 2005, 09:39 AM
 
I've got a G4/800 that I keep toying with upgrading.

Just for grins, I hoped to find a benchmark site that would let me pull up stats for any 2 mac for comparison... does such a site exist? Macspeedzone would seem to imply they can do that, but other than emailing the guy, I didn't see a way to do it directly.

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May 5, 2005, 11:52 AM
 
Traditionally, when using older machines as a benchmark baseline, benchmarkers use machines that were the crown of their revision when they were out. Like the Dual 800 or Dual 1GHz. Not only was the 800 not top of the line when it was out, but it is also considered one of the worst of the entire G4 line because it lacked L3 cache. Not exactly benchmark worthy. I'll be surprised if you can find one used in a G4 v G5 roundup.
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May 6, 2005, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Zim
I've got a G4/800 that I keep toying with upgrading.

Just for grins, I hoped to find a benchmark site that would let me pull up stats for any 2 mac for comparison... does such a site exist? Macspeedzone would seem to imply they can do that, but other than emailing the guy, I didn't see a way to do it directly.

Thanks,
Mike
I don't know of a specific site that will allow you to do a direct comparison but XLR8yourmac.com has some great info regarding upgrading the CPU. I have a iMac FP 800 which uses the same processor as yours (no L3 cache). Although it hurts me to say this, it is roughly equivalent to the old 533 G4 with L3. Your choice to upgrade it depends on what you have already done and what you use it for. If you have not done much to it, and use it for your work, I would sell and buy new. Otherwise just keep using it. My wife loves our FP iMac she won't let me replace it.
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May 6, 2005, 04:33 PM
 
Just found this...it uses XBench scores, so not really real-world comparison, but maybe it's what you're looking for.

http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/

Go there, select your first mac to compare, set it to the baseline, select another mac to compare against - you can compare between any type of mac.
     
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May 8, 2005, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by drive-thru
Just found this...it uses XBench scores, so not really real-world comparison, but maybe it's what you're looking for.

http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/

Go there, select your first mac to compare, set it to the baseline, select another mac to compare against - you can compare between any type of mac.
Thanks! That's the type of thing I was looking for,

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