The Layman's Benchmark

by Jason Deraleau

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Rob Griffiths has a review up over on Mac OS X Hints of a dual 2 GHz G5. The benchmarking isn't as scientific as some other methods out there, but the results and presentation are certainly oriented toward the average user. Not so much how many gigaflops can it do, but how fast can I launch Internet Explorer?

A very good read. I'm impressed to see that this machine can throw 200+ fps in Quake 3. Makes me wish that someone would work on porting Enemy Territory to the Mac. Hint, hint, Aspyr. I know it's free for Windows and Linux, but I'd be willing to pay for a Mac version.

Seen any other good reviews of the G5?