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Apple Power Mac G5
4.1 out of 10

Apple Power Mac G5

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Overall 9
9.0

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad

PC Magazine
22 December 2005
  • Conclusion: The Apple Power Mac Quad is the latest and greatest in the Power Mac line. If the Apple iMac G5 isn't enough computer for your Mac OS needs, then the Power Mac Quad will blow you away.
  • Pros: Blazing multimedia performance for professionals. Two cores in two chips equal hiccup-free performance. 1TB of drive space. Future-proof PCIe and DDR2 technologies.
  • Cons: nVidia Quadro graphics are overkill. Very expensive. Not compatible with DDR SDRAM and PCI/PCI-X expansion cards used in previous generations of Power Macs. Only 90 days of included tech support.
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Apple's first quad-processor Mac is a performance demon

Consumer Electronics Net
19 December 2005
  • Excerpt: The Power Mac G5 Quad is, simply, the most powerful Mac workstation to date. Offering four 64-bit 2.5 GHz processors (in a dual dual-core configuration), this top of the line system also sports numerous other improvements in architecture and various components, such as dual independent gigabit...
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual (2.7GHz)

PC Magazine
31 May 2005
  • Conclusion: We recommend the Power Mac Dual 2.7GHz for power-hungry photo, music, and video artists who need expansion space and the horsepower to get the job done. The Power Mac Dual 2.7GHz represents the pinnacle of Mac computing.
  • Pros: Up-to-date graphics. Quiet. Bright, brilliant 30-inch widescreen display. Supports up to 8GB of memory. Case is easy to work in for upgrades. Speedy 16X dual-layer DVD writer.
  • Cons: No external speakers in package. Highest-end graphics card required for 30-inch display support. Pricey with all the options. No dual-drive RAID at this price.
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Huge improvement over G4, competitive price/performance

Consumer Electronics Net
14 May 2004
  • Excerpt: When Apple's Power Mac G5 computer ($4398 as tested) arrived at the Midwest Test Facility, we all stood around it, just staring at it like those apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey . One of us reached out and tentatively touched a small button on the front of the minimalist sculpture-like unit, and it...
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Apple Power Mac G5 Dual-2GHz Workstation

Pro Audio Review
1 April 2004
  • Excerpt: I jumped for joy when my editor asked me if I wanted to review a fully maxed out version of the Apple Power Mac dual-2GHz G5 running Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther." This new machine, built around the IBM PowerPC 970 processor, is quite..
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7 GHz review

TechRadar UK
6 December 2006
  • Summary: No, it's not a 3GHz G5 - but it's close, and very powerful
  • Pros: Fastest Mac yet Double-layer DVD Liquid cooling
  • Cons: Relatively noisy PowerPC architecture
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Apple Power Mac G5

PC Authority
28 September 2006
  • Summary: Simply unparalleled design, a lot of cutting edge tech under the hood, very strong performance when using the right software and a price that will blow your eyebrows clean off.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
14 February 2006
  • Conclusion: The Power Mac G5 Quad may seem expensive, but it's a bargain considering the additional processor cores. There's no reason for any professional facility not to upgrade because the equipment cost will quickly be recouped in the form of higher productivity and the ability to serve more clients faster.
  • Pros: Aesthetically pleasing design, Huge increase in speed, PCI Express Support
  • Cons: Paltry one year warranty
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Overall 8
7.8

Apple Power Mac G5 dual 2.5 GHz

CNET
22 November 2004
  • Conclusion: Cet ordinateur Apple haut de gamme s'adresse en priorité aux professionnels - vidéastes, graphistes et créateurs de contenu numérique. Le Power Mac G5 est performant et design sans être une bête de course.
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Aufholjagd mit neuer Technik

test.de
22 November 2003
  • Summary: Wer rund 2 200 Euro ausgibt, bekommt mit dem Power Mac G5 ein fortschrittliches System. Stark in Design und Ausstattung punktet es auch mit einem schnellen 64-Bit-Prozessor. Ganz perfekt ist sein Auftritt aber noch nicht.
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