Re: Advice on a iBook ...
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Blake Carlson wrote:
> I've seen some good discussion about the G3 vs. G4 on this
> thread, but you all are neglecting the rest of the system when
> comparing the TiBook vs. iBook2.
> TiBook as 100MHz bus vs. 66MHz in iBook2. This is a *big* deal.
> Also, the TiBook has large 1MB cache running at 200MHz vs. iBook2's
> 256KB cache running at full clock (500MHz). So, depending on your
> app and how it uses the cache, you could see some major performance
> differences here. The iBook2 will win if the cache requirements are
> small (disregard AltiVec for now) and TiBook will kill the iBook2
> as soon as the cache requirements go up.
Well, this is no longer true. The 600MHz iBook has a 100MHz bus. The
500MHz model has a 66MHz bus. Both the iBook and the newest TiBook have a
256KB cache on the chip.
Another difference that nobody is mentioning is the TiBook has a PCMCIA
slot where the iBook has none. I use mine for better wireless ethernet
(that lucent/airport rig sucks) and to attach SCSI peripherals. With the
iBook I guess you would have to resort to an IEEE-1394 <-> SCSI bridge?
The TiBook has gigabit ethernet and the iBook has 10/100. This probably
doesn't matter to anyone but there it is.
Apple have just introduced a new 667 MHz TiBook with 16 MB Radeon
graphics. This should be considerably zippier than the previous model.
I hope I have covered all the differences between these two laptops :)