Geek Patrol has pitted an Apple Mac Pro against a Power Mac G5.
The configs of the two test machines:
• Intel Xeon 5150 @ 2.66GHz (two dual-core processors)
• 1024MB RAM
• Mac OS X 10.4.7 (Build 8K1079)
• Geekbench 2006 (Build 190)
Power Mac G5
• PowerPC G5 @ 2.5GHz (two dual-core processors)
• 1024MB RAM
• Mac OS X 10.4.7 (Build 8J135)
• Geekbench 2006 (Build 180)
Geek Patrol reports, “Overall, the Mac Pro is 7% faster than the Power Mac G5. In individual tests, the Mac Pro is between 34.9% and 280.4% of the performance of the Power Mac G5. The Mac Pro outperforms the Power Mac G5 when it comes to integer calculations and scalar floating point calculations, while the Power Mac G5 outperforms the Mac Pro when it comes to vector floating point calculations and standard library memory performance. Of course, we’ve tested a mid-range Mac Pro ($2500 US) against a top-of-the-line Power Mac G5 ($3000 USD), so even though the Mac Pro is only a little bit faster than the Power Mac G5, it’s significantly cheaper!”
Full article with benchmark details here.
MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, we’d like to see the top-of-the-line Mac Pro (with two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors, US$3,299 as configured above) vs. the old top-of-the-line Power Mac G5 (Original price: US$3,299) that Geek Patrol has used in their testing.