“NIRVANA. That’s the only word to describe the thrill of having Apple’s top-shelf product, a G5 tower, to use for a few days,” Chris Oaten writes for The Advertiser. “With dual 2.5GHz G5 processors, 2.5Gb RAM (PC3200 DDR), 1.25GHz frontside bus (per processor), 512k L2 cache, 160Gb hard drive and an ATI Radeon 9200 XT video card supported by 128Mb VRAM, this machine really fires up, and has liquid cooling to keep it from boiling over.”
“Paired with a 23in High Definition (1920 x 1200) LCD display, it’s a fantastic gaming machine, pumping out glorious, richly detailed graphics. An Unreal Tournament 2004 session of about three hours, with all the detail settings ramped up to the max at 1600 x 1200 resolution, was enough to convince me this machine really has the goods,” Oaten writes.
“Despite its power, the G5 is amazingly quiet. Heard a cat purring? Well, a lot quieter than that. The only time you hear its power really roar into life is during a massive spike in processor activity, then it gives out a whoosh of fan noise that, oddly, leans more towards re-assuring than annoying. Which is just as well. Apples styling of this superb machine lends it the right to be up on top of the desk on show, not buried away underneath to muffle the hum,” Oaten writes.
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