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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