it was noted to me today from erik, who is an expert on all things speedy and to do with computers, that the benchmark tests that apple did for the G5 vs. P4 were not truly representative of reality. this doesn’t surprise me — companies bend stats the way that is advantageous for their own purposes — all stats are subject to interpretation.
here is a link to some of the tests that barefeats.com did:
now, just judging from the url, the people organizing this seem biased towards the pentium4 — why isn’t it p4vsg5.html or something like that? look a little further and you’ll see the site is hosted on a Mac G4. so take a look..
personally, i don’t really care which is faster, as long as they’re both driving eachother to BECOME faster. apple has been the turtle traditionally, but seriously, there is no benefit in being slow and steady in this race. this is about pure and raw speed. computers have become to the graphic artist what a ruler is to an architect. if i have time to think of a different way i want something to look on an 11″x17″ 300 DPI photoshop document while the computer is executing the previous edit, the computer is too slow.
it’s gotta be that fast for me to make magic with it. okay?! now computer makers.. get back to work!!