View Full Version : Ibook G3/800 Vs G4/800

21st August 2005, 08:10 AM

How much would the difference in performance be between ibook G3/800 and G4/800 ? They seem to be selling at similar prices at ebay.


21st August 2005, 12:54 PM
Keep in mind the G4 version also include a faster memory, better graphics, and ability to host an Airport Extreme Card.

21st August 2005, 01:23 PM
Apart from G4 chips being faster than G3s, G4 also includes a slot-loading optical drive, and can run G4 only programs like GarageBand (amongst others). The G3 model also had logic board problems.

21st August 2005, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by snax@Aug 21 2005, 12:53 PM
The G3 model also had logic board problems.
Ask Pips about that one ;)

21st August 2005, 03:12 PM
Yes, the G4 has altivec which is going to make a big difference when it comes to playing divx movies and DVDs etc.

Also the G3 iBooks are a timebomb when it comes to reliability. Avoid them.

21st August 2005, 03:20 PM
agreed G4 all day
for to many reasons list
but whatever u mention
speed - g4
video - g4
ram - g4
bus - g4

your anwer will always be g4 is
like bionic man - normal man
(better stronger faster etc)

ps:G5 makes em both look like dirt
( good for landfill ! ) :)

21st August 2005, 05:26 PM
hehe. If you are asking me.

I'll never buy another white Apple Mac again. I'll never buy a mac from an Australian reseller again.

The reason is in my sig.

Good luck with the iBook's

pipsqeek (long time Mac user) :thumbup:

21st August 2005, 06:38 PM
in basic , the answer is Very.

23rd August 2005, 09:03 PM
Yes, recently bought a G4/400/512 MB RAM from a member here and there is an obvious increase in speed when compared to my old G3/350/256 MB RAM. It is not solely caused by a 50MHz enhancement but I guess the 256 MB more RAM also plays an important part .

Owl :D :D

23rd August 2005, 10:56 PM
The G3 iBook's are hundreds of dollars overpriced compared to the G4 iBooks