Old vs. New

Today, BareFeats released a side-by-side comparison of the new Quad Core Intel Mac Pro and the Quad Core G5 PowerMac (which your humble author is tapping away on right now).

Man those Intel chips are fast, and even Photoshop runs extraordinarily well via Rosetta on those new rigs. However, the mantra for me is in the last part of the article:

Should you buy a new Mac Pro or a closeout or refurbished Quad-Core G5? If cost is a factor and you use non-UB pro apps (like Photoshop CS2), then we think the Quad-Core G5 is still a valid choice. After all, you can sell it on eBay when Photoshop CS3 is released and buy next year’s “Octo-Core” Mac Pro.

That’s what I’ve been saying all along!

Mmmmm…… octo-core…….