[quote]Originally posted by superfula:
<strong>Since you guys are in denial, I'll send you to a couple links</strong><hr></blockquote>
Thanks buddy, how kind of you.
Benchmarks comparing the new duals to the old.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Yup, I think everyone has seen this link. Very interesting stuff.
A discussion thread about that benchmark at MacNN. Seems they know a little bit more about what they are talking about.</strong><hr></blockquote>
This is the first time I've ever heard someone say that the posters on MacNN know what they are talking about. But I gave it a fair read.
[quote]<strong>a) There are NO improvements in the new case design, save one...the 2 optical drive bays.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Never mind 24 bit audio input/output, an extra ATA bus, and more room for extra harddrives.
[quote]<strong>They have an extra fan. They run hotter. They run louder because of the fans</strong><hr></blockquote>
Actually, the QSs where very loud to begin with. The newer systems are not louder. Nor are they hotter. Unless your telling me that a DP 1Gig with 2MB of L3 cache and a smaller heatsink is actually cooler than a DP 867 with 1MB of L3 cache.
Your not, are you? Of course not because then your "credibility" would be thrown out the window.
b) There is little to NO performance gain with the new processors. You have yourself a new mobo that uses DDR, but you have an old processor that still uses the sdr frame. The new G4s also only have 1MB of L3 cache. The old had 2MB of L3. Thats a big difference
c) DDR ram is more expensive than SDR.
Etc, etc, etc...
Evidence shows the Quicksilver DP 1Gig or the Quicksilver DP 800 are the sweetspots. By buying the old 1Gig, you are saving at least 300 dollars. Thats a lot of ram, the best video card, or half a 17 inch lcd, etc.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Am I really saving that much (just so you know I ordered a DP 867 earlier today)? The closest place to be (CPUsed in Toronto) is selling the old QS Gigger for... ohh... $3699 CDN (I just checked a couple other places and they all have the same pices too). The computer I just ordered was $2409 CDN.
The new Gigger is at $3799 CDN. So for $100 you get more harddrive space, another ATA bus, better audio (with actual ports) a faster bus, a better videocard, higher RAM capacity, oh, and speed holes.
Sorry buddy, but your advice sucks.Edit:
fixed my markup
[ 08-26-2002: Message edited by: pi radians ]</p>