“It’s here, it’s quiet and it’s fast; we got our Mac Pro on Friday and spent every day since taking it apart, using it and benchmarking it,” Anand Lal Shimpi reports for AnandTech.
“The Mac Pro is pretty much everything the PowerMac G5 should have been. It’s cooler, quieter, faster, has more expansion and it gives you more for your value than the older systems ever could,” Lal Shimpi reports.
“If you were happy with your PowerMac G5, then you’ll definitely be happy with the Mac Pro. And if you’re a heavy multitasker, you will quickly be spoiled by the four very high performance cores that have found their way into the familiar looking chassis,” Lal Shimpi reports.
“From a performance standpoint, running OS X, the Mac Pro is truly Apple’s fastest system by a long shot. Some of the performance advantages over the PowerMac G5 aren’t enormous, but then you look at situations like iPhoto, Xcode or Final Cut Pro where the G5 is just put to shame. Rosetta performance is just about as good as it gets, the only real solution to that problem is for Adobe and Microsoft to hurry up and release updated software. Unfortunately since Apple isn’t really a favorite of either company, it’s not like greater than usual amounts of resources are being thrown at releasing new products specifically for the Mac platform,” Lal Shimpi reports.
Very comprehensive, as usual, full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dave” for the heads up.]
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