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Mac G4 vs Intel vs AMD?

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February 16, 2010 3:58:17 AM

I have someone trying to trade me a powermac, but I don't know anything about Macs. Can anyone tell me how this would translate into an Intel or AMD processor? Below is all I know about it. How bad is it?

mac OS X version 10.4.3
processor:400 MHz PowerMac G4
memory:1Gb SDRAM

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February 16, 2010 4:14:02 AM

That computer was considered slow 10 years ago.
February 16, 2010 4:19:56 AM

It's poor. Very poor. A 1.3GHz Pentium 4 would likely steamroll that Power PC G4.
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February 16, 2010 4:25:41 AM

I was going to ask if it was worth $80, but that sounds like a big no. Would it make a difference if it were dual processors? (I was going to go take a look at it.)
February 16, 2010 4:33:58 AM

It's still not worth it. You would get way more performance from a netnook or nettop if you want something cheap.
February 16, 2010 2:21:59 PM

Thanks for your help guys. I was actually considering it as decent machine.