Power Mac G5 tested against AMD64

— 1:27 PM on October 14, 2003

PC World has posted some benchmark results suggesting that Apple's Power Mac G5 isn't the world's fastest desktop PC after all. The PC World tests compare dual G5 systems to a Pentium 4 3.2GHz, Athlon 64 3200+, Athlon 64 FX-51, and Opteron 246, and the results make Apple's claim to the desktop performance crown look rather foolish. The dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 can't even manage a win in Photoshop, where the dual Opteron system turns in the fastest performance.

With the Opteron and Athlon 64 clearly leading the way in 64-bit desktop performance, I have to wonder how long Apple can continue to completely ignore AMD. Props to PC World for comparing the Power Mac G5 to the 64-bit competition that Apple is seemingly oblivious to, and to TR reader Perezoso for sending in the link.

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