1/23/2006

Intel Macs only one fourth, not four times faster

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:33 pm

Macworld has gotten hold of the x86 iMacs and run some benchmarks. There’s lots of good news for speed-starved Mac users. The iMac boots in 25 seconds, and shaves the time taken to perform some mathematically-intensive tasks by a third.

But on the whole, the results show a speed bump of only a measly quarter over today’s overclocked G4 and new G5 processors.

“Unfortunately, our tests suggest that the remarkable results of Apple’s published tests aren’t reflected in most of the real-world applications we tested. Based on our initial tests, the new Core-Duo-based iMac seems to be 10-20 per cent percent faster than its predecessor when it comes to native applications, with some select tasks showing improvement above and beyond that,” writes Macworld’s Jason Snell.

Source: The Register

 

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