Jul 14, 2005

Report: Intel Based Apple Macs ‘Fast’

Source: BetaNews
Written By Ed Oswald

Developers with access to Apple’s Intel Mac development systems say they are impressed with the speed that Mac OS X and several associated applications are running at, enthusiast site AppleInsider reported on Wednesday.

According to one developer, the Intel Mac ran the operating system faster than his home dual 2.0GHz Power Mac G5. The development systems come with a Pentium 4 3.6 GHz processor, an 800MHz frontside bus, and 1GB of SDRAM. The developer said Windows XP boots quickly on the machine, as does Mac OS X — in about 10 seconds.

Wednesday’s story refutes an earlier report by Think Secret, another Apple enthusiast site, which claimed the Intel Macs were “significantly slower.”

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