: imac g5 vs imac intel?

Feb 24th, 2006, 12:06 AM
which is faster?

Feb 24th, 2006, 12:18 AM
it depends. intel is faster but only for universal binaries.

Feb 24th, 2006, 12:22 PM
If your getting a new one, I'd say go Intel. The only warning is if you depend on a certain pro application that hasn't been converted to Universal Binary yet, you may want to hold off on buying the Intel iMac.

Feb 24th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I played with the intel MacBook Pro today in the Apple Store in Yorkdale - and even with stuff like Microsoft Office via Rosetta, it was faster than my MacMini G4 1.25Ghz.

I guess the only drawback is the lack of Final Cut Pro etc... but intel iMac are SCREAMING fast, same as MacBook Pro's.