The well-known website specialized in hardware comparisons, BareFeats, has had the opportunity to carry out some tests on Apple’s new home machines, the iMac G5 at 1.6 Ghz and 1.8 Ghz. Among the programs tested were the recently introduced Motion, iMovie, Cinema 4D (Cinebench 2003), FileMaker 7, Halo and Unreal Tournament 2004.
The tests were considerably satisfactory, despite the fact that most tests used the graphics card’s processor intensively, something that was noticeable in the second Motion test. The results obtained with Unreal Tournament 2004 and Halo are also surprising, in which Apple assures that the new iMac G5 is twice as fast as the iMac G4. And in which, according to BareFeats, the iMac G5 is only 11% more powerful.
BareFeats considers that the new iMac has a very good quality/price ratio. And it qualifies as the ideal device for most desktop Mac buyers, as long as you add at least double the RAM.