yes you are correct. the reasons the macs used to be faster(not now since the intel switch) was because the ibm chips they used had a high front side bus (2000mhz). most intel chips run at 533-800mhz fsb, but now theyre getting up to 1066mhz fsb. point is, higher fsb is faster processing but also a more expensive chip.Originally Posted by paintba||er
amd chips high very high fsb and that is why the dual cores are so fast and so pricy. whereas the intel dual cores are cheap. but now that macs use intel, they will not be as fast because of less fsb, but they will still be cheaper to make. fsb is a major help when it comes to graphics and video processing as well, which is why macs were favored for video editing, and still are.
now that apple has intel they are making some very cheap, very very powerful computers for the price.
for example im building a computer to sell it. im putting in a intel dual core 2.8ghz, with 800mhz front side bus. it is $85 dollars. an amd that is a dual core, 2.8 ghz, with 2000mhz front side bus is $255 . you pay for that fsb, but it comes out in games and processing BIGTIME!