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Old 10-05-1999, 04:15 PM
stink stink is offline
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Default G4 - YIKES 0r SAWTOOTH.???

I am torn between which G4 to buy.

This is what I need the machine to do:

Pro Tools audio editing / recording.
Flash 4 programming and web design.
Light Photoshop usage.
Video Editing, possibly with Final Cut Pro.

I don't have an unlimited budget but I want to get the best machine for
my cash.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Dean Menta
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Old 10-05-1999, 06:36 PM
Targon Targon is offline
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Default Re: G4 - YIKES 0r SAWTOOTH.???

If i were u and u i would most definately get the Sawtooth machine.

If u wait a bit longer ,about early december the Yikes machine will be replaced by a 400 Sawtooth.Yikes is only an interim solution ,it serves as nothing esle but to get Apple out of trouble because they could not ship Sawtooth at the time of the announcement.

These are the benefits of Sawtooth.

Faster ,larger Ultra/66 hard drives,these can sustain 25meg/sec no problem.
Yikes has the older slower Ultra/33. 66/33 denote burst meg/sec rates respectively.

Sawtooth's memory bandwidth is said to be in the range of 800meg/sec as oppossed to 400meg/sec in the Yikes.This point alone is reason enuff to buy Sawtooth!!!!For your'e needs, u will definately benefit from this bandwidth.

Sawtooth has a new PCI controller chip.

DVD -Rom in Sawtooth ,not really a big issue.

What else.More ram in the 450/500's

Thats all i can think of for now.

But consider the extra bandwith and faster hard drive bus as the key benefits.


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