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Sep 17, 2003, 10:53 AM
Here's the benchmarks I ran on my new 1.25 GHz 15 inch PB :D


Overall score was 105.4 and I ran Xbench several times and all scores were within +/- .5.

The CPU scores compares as expected to a Quicksilver ( 800 MHz ), but the overall score is brought down in comparison.

Lower score come from the harddrive performance ( expected ), the "thread" performance ( due to the large 2 MB cache in the Quicksilver ), and the OpenGL performance.

If the thread performance is due to the cache then 512k L2 DOES NOT make up for 256k L2 and 2M L3. I'm still looking into how that compares to 1M L3.

Not sure about the OpenGL test.


Sep 17, 2003, 12:42 PM
Anyone... anyone...

Bueller... Bueller...

Sep 17, 2003, 01:22 PM
I ordered the 5400rpm drive with my 1,25ghz pb, so I will get a higher score.
I can't wait!

Sep 17, 2003, 06:45 PM
But I got mine... and you're still waiting on yours!!!!



Ok, just let us know what your xbench score are...

Sep 17, 2003, 07:24 PM
Do the Xbench scores reflect the dual processor nature of the Quicksilver, or is it treated like a single 800Mhz processor machine?

Sep 17, 2003, 08:11 PM
The Quicksilver MP 800 is a bad System for comparision, because of its huge L3 Cache of 2MB and the system also have 1 GB Ram. :confused:
There are other SP Systems with 933 or 1 Ghz which have the same amount of RAM and they where not much faster then the 1.25 GHz 15" PB. I think Apple does a great Job on this Hot Stuff ;) . I can't wait to get my fingers on one of this AlPBs, maybe my own. Still considering if i should switch from iBook to 15" AlPB with 1,25 GHz. GC rocks to, still can't believe it Radeon 9600. This whole thing rocks.

Sep 17, 2003, 08:45 PM
xBench is affected by what you have installed, and if you've opened any programs isn't it? did you do the test on a 'clean' install, not opening any apps beforehand?

that seems like a good score regardless.

Sep 17, 2003, 10:49 PM
No apps were open during the xbench, but a few may have been opened and closed since startup - does that matter? I checked and there were 39 running processes at the time of the xbench.

I don't remember chosing the Quicksilver, I thought the website chose it as a standard.

Also, I ran MOH with everything set to it's highest level ( except the resolution which I set to the highest screen resolution the PB can display ). The game ran very smooth which is much more than I can say for my FP iMac.

Anyone know how I can get fps from MOH???

Sep 18, 2003, 12:25 AM
That sounds good.

Sep 18, 2003, 06:48 AM
Chazmox, can you try unreal tournament 2003 and see how many fps it gets?


Sep 18, 2003, 05:45 PM
I'd love to, but I don't have that game...

Maybe I could get it - how do you get fps off of the games. Is this a special function of UT2003?