Video showdown reveals Mac slowdown

— 8:10 PM on May 4, 2002

The folks at Digital Video Editing benchmarked a dual 1GHz G4 Mac versus a dually Athlon XP 1800+ in a range of tests. To save you the suspense, here's a snip from their conclusions:

After seeing the results of these tests, we can only conclude that Apple's assertions that G4 workstations are faster than all Pentium 4 or Athlon XP-based systems are exaggerated, at least as far as After Effects is concerned. Not one of the objective tests we conducted using After Effects bore out Apple's claim of Mac superiority. In fact, in most of the tests, the Mac was left lagging far behind.

Blame David Peterson for sending the link.

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