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tranp
19th October 2004, 07:55 AM
i have a 933MHz iBook G4, wondering which speed mobile x86 chip this would be closest to?

decryption
19th October 2004, 08:06 AM
Take a read of this: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3997
You'll then realize it's difficult to give you an answer that makes any sense.

Currawong
19th October 2004, 02:57 PM
The short answer is, the speed of the machine is relative to the optimisation of the software. Altivec-optimised software will run seemingly like a Pentium of 3x the speed, whereas badly ported games will run like a dog.

pipsqeek
23rd October 2004, 04:25 PM
At the end of the day, for me, I don't care too much what the specs of the machine at question is. With Mac that is. I know that whatever the machine (except the G3 iBook :P ) will run fine.

With PC's on the other hand, I tend to make more of an effort on the quality of the components rather then their specs.

pipsqeek