does a G5 have any advantage over an intel powermac anymore?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i remember that when intel based power macs first came out, the G5 still had an advantage because it could run some adobe applications better - because they were made for a G5 and were not universal binaries yet (correct me if wrong)

    2 people i spoke to recently thought that the G5 processor was superior to an intel processor...
     
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    Absolutely not, all the Adobe programs, MS Office and pretty much every other important program has been released as Intel native now. G5 had an advantage back when the Intel processors had to use Rosetta to emulate the PPC.
     
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    what he said
     
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    it is a superior processor but manufacturing problems prevented them from shrinking the core and it got too hot.

    Risc ALWAYS > Cisc, for 3d and vectors, hence why ps3, xbox 360, wii, dreamcast, ps2, ps 1, saturn, hell, nes, all used risc design cpus.

    all powerpc cpus were risc. However, it all leads down to the beginning, even if risc is superior, it won t make a difference because Steve Jobs didn t let anyone else use risc or apple licensing. Bill Gates did, and he chose the cisc chips. 20 years later, here we are.

    Its like vhs and betamax. Beta was superior but failed because of greed. thats why powerpc failed too.
     
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    the whole risc/cisc thing is very grey these days. at least in terms of computers.
     
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    You can get pci-e vector processor cards now, as add ins, that will basically enable a cisc system to run like a risc, but, not all software is programmed for it blah blah blah, it is kinda grey isn t it?
     
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