Pros

  • Lots of bang for the buck
  • Comes with more RAM and larger hard drive
  • Double-layer SuperDrive

Cons

  • Smaller hard drive
  • No PCI-X slots
  • Half the memory capacity of the more-expensive models

At A Glance

This dual-2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 is the bottom dual-processor model of the third round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in late April 2005. Unlike previous dual-2GHz configurations, this one doesn't have PCI-X slots and can only support 4 GB of RAM.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G5
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9600
General Information
UPC Code 683728215521
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces DVI (single link)
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 1:24
iMovie HD 0:29
iTunes 4.7 1:08
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:06
Compressor 4:46
Speedmark 4.0 Score 205
Unreal Tournament 2004 38fps