: iMac G5 vs iMac Intel Booting Video

Jan 16th, 2006, 10:52 PM
iMac Intel wins big time :clap: Video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=zmaAZwkhYeQ)

Jan 16th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Something is not right about that G5 iMac inthe video.

But then everyone (the guys in TWiT) has been saying the same thing as well.

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:04 PM
For those who have delirium tremens: use a tripod!

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:04 PM
something weird there ... my old powerbook loads much faster than that. Maybe iMac G5's HDD is full and the Intel's is empty ... I dunno, I think it's B/S.

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Not completely true, but who knows! They said the Intel one was right out of the box, so they didn't have a chance to load crap onto it!

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:14 PM
That took way too long for the grey screen to appear. My PM G3 boots that fast. (edit... talking about the G5 iMac)

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:15 PM
The so-called G5 is ridiculously slow-- too slow for a realistic comparison, I'd say.

nonetheless, the left-hand imac started up remarkably fast. Faster than any mac I've ever had the pleasure to start, in fact...

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:20 PM
The imac G5 seemed way too slow to me so I did a little test. I have a 2 gig imac G5 here and I booted it up at the same time as they did on the video. It was fully loaded 5 seconds slower than the intel imac. I can't figure out why they're imac was so pokey.


Jan 16th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Maybe cause it had less ram, or the fact that it is half the speed as Mr. Jobs would say!

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Since my mini is presently hooked up to the same monitor I started it in sync with the video... took about 20 seconds longer than the Intel mac in the video (so 30 or whatever seconds quicker than the G5 iMac). (Mini is the 1.25ghz w/ 512mb and not that much on it) Seemed pretty quick.

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:29 PM
no, no audiodan. My mini starts in half that time. I think the apparent Intel started very quickly, but the real point here, is that the so-called G5 started so slow, as a G5 Imac, that a comparison between the two would be very misleading.

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:31 PM
As I said previously, the G5 in that situation, might have extra "Junk" on it to slow it down, while the Intel machine, was right out of the box!

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:40 PM
which is why the computers in question ought never to have been publically exhibitioned facing-off against each other. "Junk" doesn't count as equal opportunity.....

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:47 PM
I agree completely! In this situation, for the test, I would have used two never used iMacs (G5 and an Intel). Although, according to Steve, the Intel will be about twice as fast!

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:49 PM
perhaps these two "lazy-looking slob-men" are employed by said "Steve"?

Jan 16th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Heh! Doubt it, as steve would put them on an automatic timer and the surprise us all by saying, at the end, that the timer was on an Intel chip!!! Heh heh

Jan 17th, 2006, 02:33 AM
video is TOTAL B/S my iMac G5 (iSight) 17' boots WAY fast than that, not much slower than that intel iMac actually.

Jan 17th, 2006, 07:54 AM
I dont know if im special but my iBook boots faster than the intel iMac

Jan 17th, 2006, 09:32 AM
my iBook is somewhere between the Intel and the G5. That G5 did take way too long to boot but the Intel was definitely near instant on. :O

Bill Baroud
Jan 17th, 2006, 09:32 AM
This comparison has no value if the two systems aren't loaded with a clean OS. :rolleyes:

Jan 17th, 2006, 09:56 AM
We just tested an original 1.6GHz iMac G5 that is far from a fresh install. It booted only slightly slower than the Intel iMac. The test this guy did has some flaws :D

Jan 17th, 2006, 10:06 AM
There is no way the G5 took that long... there must of been something wrong there with that... :-D

Jan 17th, 2006, 01:30 PM
some guy did not agree with the video and gave it another test with stop watch, Read Here (http://silvermac.com/blog/archives/58)