Looks like I better to wait for 3GHz G5 to come..... or buy couple of cheap PCs
Anyway....would be curious on how Maya and Lightwave run on G5 (of course if they are optimized
Having Lightwave for both the Mac and PC, you're not the only one who is curious!
As for Adobe, they can keep their Premiere, I'll be starting out life with Final Cut Pro4.
I want to know by how much the Dual G5 creams my Athlon 1.4 gig!
Leonis, we'll have to see some Lightwave benches
to see what's up with the whole Cinebench thing. Some guy from Maxxon on Arse(hole? Just kidding folks...British joke...Our humour is very anal...) is claiming even with optimisations, the G5 is looking at rendering performance to a 2.6 Pentium 4? I don't think that can be right.
My side bet is that a dual 2 gig G5 is going to 'hurt' a Pentium 4 3 gigger on Lightwave. Newtek seem to be quite good at squeezing power out of Macs. All told, the G4 stacked up pretty well vs Pentium 4 considering the mhz gap.
So, an unoptimised dual 2 gigger might trail a Pentium 3 gigger in a PC biased/optimised test...or two. Guess that means the G5 isn't optimised. Panther and the latest compilers aren't quite here and it will take more than a week after shipping for people like Newtek and Maxxon to optimise for the G5.
But. We knew that, didn't we? Hands up all those people who aren't happy with a machine that is (unlike the G4) actually going to get faster once those optimisations come?
Reiterate, by the time we've finished moaning about a computer we all wanted to ship early! (Hey, go back and read the boards prior to WWDC...some estimates were for 2004!) ....then we'll be on a dual 2.5 and by then, Intel's 3.4 won't have a chance.
200 mhz for them? 200mhz.
500 mhz for us? 1000mhz in G4 performance, at least in terms of fpu!
When Panther and the G5 has settled down? I'll be buying the world's fastest computer. (Give or take what AMD 'Boxx' machines are doing. But are they going to be able to reach 500 mhz in speed hikes between now and Jan'? I think a 2.5 gig G5 dual will run any 'Hammer' very hard.)
Leonis, I'm beginning to think you're right. Rev B is look odds on...
Lemon Bon Bon
PS. I'd like to see how things stack up when, WHEN we have Bryce, Lightwave, Photoshop, Macworld Speed Tests (for overall system performance...), Several Game tests and if the Apple tests can be replicated once Panther arrives.
We may have to wait until late October until the controversy becomes a clearer issue.
By then...we'll have 80 'What will be at Macworld San Fran..? threads to take our minds off the 'hype.' And then it'll only be a few months wait until Apple south paws Intel to the jegs...with those 2.5 G5 duallies!