View Full Version : PowerMac G5 Benchmarks/tests
Jun 23, 2003, 07:47 PM
If anyone gets their hands on non-apple benchmarks/tests of any G5 systems, I'd appreciate if they put them here.
i.e. if someone was able to get their hands on a machine at WWDC and toy around with it, etc.
Jun 23, 2003, 08:45 PM
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by non-apple, but they are publishing Spec benchmarks performed by a third party.
One of my developers is at WWDC and she said the thing is amazing looking and wicked fast.
What exactly are you looking for?
Jun 23, 2003, 09:06 PM
By non-apple I just meant no links to the apple web page or references to the tests they've done already.
I'd just like to see people's impressions actually using the computer -- i.e. finder performance, application performance (i.e. rendering tests -- app/game/etc.), etc.
Jun 23, 2003, 09:07 PM
yeah, you cant look away from the spec results. those are the most well respected benchmarks that you can have. apple has proven themselves with spec and whopping intels ass with there xeons and pentiums. dont know what else you are looking for.
Jun 23, 2003, 09:38 PM
True, SPEC scores are nice, but in the SPEC on G5 post you can see that perhaps everything is not as it seems.
Jun 23, 2003, 10:17 PM
keep in eye out for www.barefeats.com he has a knack for being the first to benchmarks mac.
and discovered the ddr bottleneck along with others
Jun 27, 2003, 10:44 PM
I think it will be very difficult to find what you are looking for until the systems are released. Even then, anyone who benchmarks has an agenda.
I would say the most trustworthy folks to listen to at this time are the software companies announcing they will be optimizing for the G5. They will have had enough access to the machines to be convinced it is worthwhile to do so. I think one of the best was the fellow from Wolfram who said they would be positioning the Mac against engineering workstations. That says a lot. Some people will say that's just marketing hype. But, their committment is now a matter of public record. It will be very difficult for them to change their story.
A couple of things to remember: most people do not have the skills to conduct a true benchmark. Decisions have to be made regarding how to set up and run the programs. Look at all the crap being raised over the SPEC benchmarks Apple commissioned, and most of the crap being raised is a bunch of BS from people who don't have a clue what they're talking about.
The other big thing is the functions people use in applications is often quite different. So, whereas an application may be fast for one person may not be so fast for someone else. The G5 killed the Dell box on the Photoshop poster - that will be representative for a lot of PS users, but nowhere near all of them.