WHATS THE DEAL WITH DUAL PROCESSORS? lc

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  1. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    if i had a 1ghz g4, and a dual 1ghz g4, its it just twice as fast? as if i had a 2ghz g4 :confused:?

    basically i know this

    1ghz g4 < dual 1ghz g4

    buuut

    ?? dual 1ghz g4 > 1 ghz g5 ??

    :confused:
     
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    WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH ALL CAPS IN YOUR TITLES? :mamoru:


    If you had two engines in your car, would that be faster then one? If those were both 4 cylinder engines, would they be faster then 1 V6? I would assume that dual G4s would still be slightly faster then the single G5, but I may be wrong.
     
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    He does have a good point though. Are two 1Ghz processors equivalent to a single 2Ghz processor?
     
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    so is a dual g4 faster than a single g5? :sad2:
     
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    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    oh god its soo confusing..
     
  6. Brian

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    a dual g4 1.0ghz<single g4 2.0ghz (i know there is no 2.0ghz g4)

    problem with dual processors is, not all programs take use of both processors

    g5= 64bit so it adds another level of confusion:)
     
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    in theory, it is faster, but because both processors aren't necessarily used all the time, you may only have use out of one 1ghz.
     
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    I have a dual 1 GHz G4 purchased in 02, and when the first G5's came out, I bought a single 1.8 GHz... I wasn't impressed with the difference in performance so I returned it before my seven days were up. Although, now I'm sure a dual G5 2.5 GHz would be dramatically better than my current Mac.

    Here's xBench benchmarks of both the computers I had (I currently have 1 GB of RAM in my G4 but I took one 512 MB stick out when I ran xBench)

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    As you can see the dual G4 had a higher Thread test rating. Even though it was only higher by a little over 25 points, it felt like a significant difference during daily use.
     

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