Dual 867 question

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Is it ok to consider a Dual 867 as a 1.6 gig mhz?

Or does every game and application have to be written for a dual processor to take advantage of it?

I can't decide to upgrade my DP 867 by adding ram and a new video card or wait and get a G5

Is Doom3 really going to run good on a dual 867?

btw, that's not a big reason I'm upgrading... but I'm sure I'll want to buy it when it comes out.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    You can't just add up the two processor speeds and get the "actual" rating. But really, you can't even look at a single processor speed and see how fast a computer really is. Comparing G5s to G4s to Pentiums to AMDs just doesn't work.

    If you're multitasking, having a dual processor machine will help a lot because it'll distribute tasks between the two processors. If you're single tasking, it'll only help if the single task is optimized to run on multiple processors. Otherwise, it'll show no benefit over a single processor computer of the same speed.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm trying to decide whether to sell my dual and get a G5.

    I want Panther, a superdrive, a nice video card, and more ram...hmmm
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