View Full Version : Imac G5 v's Powermac

2nd September 2004, 08:43 PM
I'm after a bit of feedback from anyone who uses fcp on a early SP g5 powermac, I was scrounging up for a dp 1.8/2.0 to edit with, ( currently using a 1.2 G4 upgraded sawtooth ) but am now thinking maybe i could get away with a g5 imac, and invest in some storage. I imagine that the new imac's are reasonably close to the 1st gen SP G5's. Any thoughts?

3rd September 2004, 07:55 PM
My main thoughts would be...slower front-side bus, and being limited in hard-drive expandability. If extra hard drives were limited to about 30meg/sec in sustained data transfer rates, and that's ok, then you'd be ok.

Personally, for anything hardcore, I'd go with a G5, specially one with a second processor.