Dual processor Mac questions

Don the Radio Guy

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I have an opportunity to basically trade my G4 700mhz eMac for a dual 533 G4 Power Mac.

The Geekbench scores are:

G4 700 eMac - 359

G5 533 dual - 544

The only problem I have with my Emac is that it gets a little slow when trying to view videos online, it gets a little choppy and it doesn't seem to be a memory problem (I have 640mb in this thing...) So will "upgrading" to a dual 533 help with this?
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Well I ran Geekbench on my eMac and got a whopping 371 score.

Since every place I've checked has the newer Macbook Pros getting scores over 3000, I'm thinking a 170 point improvement isn't worth the trouble.
 

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I concur. The "dual processor" thing is a marketing construct. Go with a higher number/better processor model. G5 > G4, intel > G5.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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I don't think it's a marketing thing, I just think that it's not worth the trouble for a small increase in performance. It would take me all day to get all my crap off this thing to get rid of it and put the same crap back on a different computer so I'll just wait for a better deal.