PCMag's PowerMac G5 2.0GHz Review
PC Magazine posted their first impressions and benchmarks from Apple's Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac G5. While suspect of Apple's claims of the worlds fastest personal computer, PCMagazine admits that "the G5 is generally as fast as the best Intel-based workstations currently available".
PCMagazine's benchmarks compare a Dual 2.0GHz G5 to a Dell Dual 3.06GHz Xeon machine, and showed comparable results:
- On our cross-platform application tests, the G5 was the clear winner on tests using Adobe Acrobat and Sorenson Squeeze (a video compression tool). The Dell entry bested the G5 under Adobe Photoshop 7 and NewTek Lightwave 3D, a 3-D modeling application.
Benchmarks results are provided by the magazine, and test suite details are provided on the second page with the note that loading the controls on the PC (under Photoshop) often took a minute or more (these times were not included in their final benchmark numbers).
Recent Dual 2.0GHz benchmarks posted by individuals offer similar promising results.