Apple intros new Power Macs


— 10:06 AM on August 13, 2002

Apple has updated its Power Mac workstations with higher clock speeds, DDR SDRAM, and more L3 cache. You can even get some machines with a 166MHz front side bus. Check out the action over at Apple.

The dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 processors — with a combined performance of 18 billion floating point operations per second, or 18 gigaflops — put this fearsomely fast Power Mac G4 squarely in the lead as the ultimate high-end graphics workstation. The twin-engined 1.25GHz G4 runs professional applications like Adobe Photoshop up to 90 percent faster than a 2.53GHz Pentium 4-based PC. To harness all this power required the new system controller designed for Xserve as well as its L3 cache and DDR memory.
This time Apple has upped the ante, benchmarking a total of nine Photoshop filters and actions instead of just six filters. Unfortunately, they don't seem to know that AMD exists, and don't offer any benchmarks against a comparable Athlon MP system.

Thanks to TR reader Thresher for the tip.

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