6/22/03 -- MacSpeedZone has an exhaustive collection of real world tests comparing various iBook and PowerBook models.
6/22/03 -- MacSpeedZone also has searched all over the net for articles comparing Mac to PC.
5/31/03 -- MacWorld has posted some real world test results for the 17" PowerBook versus 15" PowerBook versus 12" PowerBook. By the way, if you are trying to decide between an iBook, 12" PowerBook and used/refurb 15" PowerBook, MacWorld has that comparison just for you.
12/26/02 -- Be sure you read XLR8YourMac's review of the Dual 1GHz upgrade in a Dual G4/533 Power Mac.
12/09/02 -- Here's some test results comparing the 3GHz Pentium 4 to a Dual 1.25GHz G4. Check out our updated Pentium 4 versus G4 page.
6/27/02 -- Dying for Xserve performance data? According to the testing done by Xinet, the Xserve blows away a similarly configured Dual 1GHz G4 Power Mac doing server duties. Very impressive. (See Xserve specs.)
04/01/02 -- MacSpeedZone compares Virtual PC 5.0 running on a Dual G4/800, Dual G4/1000, and Solo G4/933.
03/29/02 -- LightWave 3D 7.0 benchmarks on various PC and Mac models.
03/25/02 -- MacSpeedZone compares the G4/800, G4/933, and Dual G4/1000. They also have an article comparing them to 14 older models.
3/6/02 -- Here's the report from a brave soul who over-clocked his dual G4/1000 Tower to go 1200MHz *2 = 2400MHz!!!! He responded to my email and ran some of my real world tests. Compare his results to my page on the Dual 1000. See also XLR8YourMac's Dual G4/1GHz test results.
02/19/02 -- Did you know the theme you choose in OS X can affect your speed? Check out these Theme Test Results on XLR8YourMac.
10/29/02 -- MacSpeedZone has a comparison of the G4/733, G4/867, and Dual G4/800.
10/18/2001 -- XLR8YourMac has posted a report on the G4/500 and G3/500 ZIF upgrades from OWC.
1/23/2001 -- I missed this back in December but Mike Breeden posted an interesting comparison of Virtual PC 4.0 on a G4 versus Virtual PC 3.0 versus a Pentium II 350MHz, all three running a series of Photoshop filters. GOOD NEWS: VPC 4.0 was twice as fast as VPC 3.0. BAD NEWS: The Pentium II was more than twice as fast as VPC 4.0. In other words, Virtual PC 4.0 equivalent to a 150MHz Pentium II. Bummer.
11/13/2000 -- I don't think I ever posted this link. One site shows the use of the HINT benchmark to illustrate, "How much does the Altivec unit on Motorola's G4 chip improve floating-point performance?"
9/29/2000 -- PC World compared a Dual 1GHz Pentium to a Dual G4/500 using Photoshop. The G4 was equal to or faster in 5 out of 7 tests. The G4 didn't fair so well on the other tests (Illustrator, Bryce, Canoma, Canvas, etc.).
8/10/2000 -- MacWorld has updated their DUAL G4 POWER MAC results using Photoshop, SoundJam and Cinema 4D on both a 450 and 500 model. The advantage of the dual cpu models ranged from 25% to 100% depending on the application. Average advantage was about 60%. Use that to compute your bang per buck.
7/11/2000 -- Here's a table comparing the speed of RDRAM to SDRAM.
7/8/2000 -- Here's a great page that uses the HINT benchmark to show what AltiVec does for floating point operations.
6/20/2000 -- Accelerate Your Mac uses 21 Photoshop functions to compare a 1 Gigahertz Pentium III system to a G4/500 Power Mac.
6/3/2000 -- MacWorld tested the new "firewire" PowerBook G3/400 and G3/500. Note how much faster it does graphics than the "bronze" version.
6/3/2000 -- Here's a recent review of the newest VST Full Height FireWire drives.
4/17/2000 -- Check out the latest Price/Performance Ratio charts on the PerformanceMac site.
Also, how about a review of LightWave 3D versus Form-Z?
4/1/2000 -- Sharky Extreme has speed results for the Athlon 1 Gigahertz processor including Quake 2 and Quake 3 Arena frame rates compared to other Wintel machines.
A wonderful German site (MacInfo) has done extensive speed testing of the G4/400 Sawtooth.
3/22/2000 -- PowerBook "Pismo" G3/500 review by Mike Breeden (See especially the Photoshop test results.)
3/16/2000 -- How about a G3/466MHz upgrade in an iMac A, B, C or D? The maker is Newer Technology. They have a really cool product matrix for all their upgrades.
3/10/2000 -- Which is faster, Apple's PowerBook G3/500 or Sony's Vaio PCG-F490 650MHz? Duh. Let me guess...
2/29/2000 -- Review of the iMac upgrade from Newer.
2/18/2000 -- Four way G4/400MHz Shootout: PM 7500/G4/400 vs Beige DT G4/400 vs Yikes G4/400 vs Sawtooth G4/400.
12/18/99 -- Is a 2MB backside cache make a G4 run a lot faster than one with a 1MB cache? Seems there's only a 3% average gain in Photoshop.
12/14/99 -- Does the G4 start up and launch applications significantly faster than a G3? According to MacWeek, it does in their G4/400 versus G3/400 shootout back on 11/29/99.
MacWorld Online also posted their review of the G4/400 Sawtooth. What's really interesting is the fact that they are now using the same real world applications that I use for testing. Genius is contagious!
11/10/99 -- Did you know you can put a G3/500 in a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)?
10/28/99 -- It looks cool but is it fast? XLR8YourMac tests the Graphite iMac DV SE review. (I posted Bare Feats' iMac DV test results back on 10/12/99.)
MacSpeedZone uses a 233MHz iMac answer the question, "Is Mac OS 8.6 slower or faster than 9.0?
10/8/99-- Is the iBook slower or faster than other G3/300 Macs? MacBench 5.0 results indicate it's slower than a G3/300 minitower but faster than a PowerBook G3/292.
Macintouch has updated their G4 charts to include Sawtooth G4/450. Note especially AltiVec tests and drive tests.
Macintouch has a G4/400 review. Note especially the Photoshop test results using AltiVec filters. (Don't miss Bare Feats' AltiVec Photoshop tests)
Mike Breeden has G4 vs G3 results. Looks like it's no faster than a G3 unless you are running Altivec "aware" applications. My results confirm that.
MacSpeedZone found a G3 for the Twentieth Century Mac that gives the iMac a run for the money!
MacWorld has posted their mini-review of G3/466MHz ZIF upgrades (yawn).
MacWeek has posted their review of 400MHz upgrade cards. (Yawn) Here's something more timely from XLR8YourMac: 466MHz ZIF from XLR8 Interex.
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