Mahalo to my remote mad scientist, Greg, for
results from his new DDR Dual 1GHz.
Lots of you are
asking for test results on the new "low end" Power
Mac G4/867MP. Is it that much slower than the
G4/1GHz MP? The Dual 1GHz model costs from 21 to
25% more, depending on how you confgure both
models. Is it 21 to 25% faster?
TAKE A LOOK AT
If I average all
the tests posted above, the 1000MP is 15% faster
than the 867MP. When you consider the clock speed
is 20% faster and the cost is at least 21% more
when comparably equipped, the 867MP a better
The 867MP is
an even better deal if you buy it stripped and add
memory, hard drives, and etc. from third
parties. For example DMS charges $270 for 1GB
of PC2100 DDR memory for the 867MP. Apple charges
$450 with no credit for the 256MB module you
"traded in." Want a 120GB hard drive? Googlegear
has them for $143. Apple charges you $200 and gives
no credit for the 60GB you "traded in."
graphics card, I would stick with the GeForce4 MX
or Radeon 9000. With the exception of Quake3
Arena, there's little or no justification for the
cost of the GeForce4 Titanium card. For more on
that topic, TURN
TO PAGE TWO.
The "SDR" Power
Mac 1GHz MP had 1GB of PC133 CL2 SDRAM.
The "DDR" Power Mac 1GHz MP had 768MB of PC2700
CL2.5 DDR RAM
The "DDR" Power Mac 867MHz MP had 1GB of PC2100
CL2.5 DDR RAM
All three were running from an IBM 120GXP
For details on
each real world test, read "HOW