A technology report conducted by Pfeiffer Consulting concludes that with the adoption of dual processors in all Power Mac G4 models, the hardware now ties together the multiprocessing and networking abilities of Mac OS X v10.2 and Mac OS X Server, according to a report on
Apple’s Creative Web page.
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is an independent technology research institute and consulting operation that focuses on the needs of publishing, digital content production, and new media professionals. Their report notes the following:
Processing performance in single task processing benchmarks is more than four times faster on the 1.25GHz Power Mac G4 than on the reference machine (500MHz Power Mac G4).
Multiprocessing can increase productivity significantly, especially when running several tasks in parallel.
Overall productivity in the design and publishing workflow benchmark is almost twice as fast on the new high-end model.
Gigabit Ethernet yields up to a 6x performance increase in server copy operations over 10/100Base-T networks.
On Aug. 13, Apple announced a
revamped line of professional Power Mac models, all of which contain dual processors that range in speed from a dual 867MHz to a dual 1.25MHz model. The systems also feature Double Data Rate (DDR).