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heatmiser
Feb 3, 2008, 05:24 PM
Has anyone run Geekbench on the Macbook Air yet? I've seen one score for a 1.8 SSD, but I'd like to see scores from 1.6 models too, as well as 1.8s with standard drives.



orthodoc
Feb 3, 2008, 06:05 PM
My score was 2015. I have the 1.6 GHz 80 GB HD model.

uber gorilla
Feb 3, 2008, 06:17 PM
Sorry, I haven't any Geekbench scores to post.

However, I was wondering if someone out there could please enlighten me as to what 'Geekbench' is?

OllyW
Feb 3, 2008, 06:26 PM
Sorry, I haven't any Geekbench scores to post.

However, I was wondering if someone out there could please enlighten me as to what 'Geekbench' is?

Google? (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=geekbench&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) :)

uber gorilla
Feb 3, 2008, 11:19 PM
*Groans*... But I can't be bothered Googling something if I can read it here.

So... gimme gimme!

Nah, I think I've figured it out. It's basically to do with processor performance as compared to some version of the Powerbook I think. Or something like that. Anyways, it looks like the MBA is hella slow, but for my needs it should do just fine.

Silentwave
Feb 4, 2008, 01:56 AM
Nah, I think I've figured it out. It's basically to do with processor performance as compared to some version of the Powerbook I think. Or something like that. Anyways, it looks like the MBA is hella slow, but for my needs it should do just fine.

Hella slow? :rolleyes:

So a MBAir with a 1.6GHz C2D, 2GB RAM, and a tiny 80GB 4200 HDD gets a Geekbench score of 2000ish. My MBP with a 2.4GHz C2D, double the RAM, and a HDD that's twice as large and spinning at 7200RPM gets just shy of 3100. So a computer that's clocked 50% faster with twice the RAM and twice the HDD size and significantly improved drive speed would score about 50% better. Wow, i'm soooooo surprised.

Technically, a score of 1000 is the same as a 1.6GHz PowerMac G5, though their performance chart shows it scores a 967, not 1000, since the chart is an average of the scores for a particular model.
So a 3 pound 0.16"-0.76" thick MacBook Air with a 4200RPM 1.8" 80GB miniature drive is over twice as powerful as a 44.4 pound, 20"x8"x19" enormous tower.

Sure, hella slow.

Also, if you compare it against the latest Mac Pro, the 8 core 3.2GHz Harpertown Mac Pro scores around 9600 on the 64-bit benchmarks. the primate labs blog doesn't specify if they ran 32 or 64 bit benchmarks on the MBAir. Let's assume for argument's sake that they were 64. In that case, a 3.2GHz 8 core Mac Pro with a FRONTSIDE BUS speed equivalent to the clock speed of the slower MBAir, FB-DIMM RAM, and so on is approximately 4.5 times faster.
I'd say that for a 3lb ultraportable, being about 22% as fast as the fastest mac EVER, with 8 server grade cores clocked at twice the speed is not being a slouch.

Let's see where it compares against other machines in the mac performance chart. Remember this chart is based on an average of all the systems they have data on for that model:
-just shy of twice as high a score as a 2.1GHz iMac G5
-2.18x higher than the fastest PowerBook G4
-1.36x higher than a dual 1.8 GHz PowerMac G5
-1.26x higher than a Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac G5
- higher than the dual 2.3GHz and dual core 2.3GHz PowerMac G5s
- higher than the dual 2.5GHz PowerMac G5
- within a hair of the dual 2.7GHz PowerMac G5.

Not so shabby, is it?

arn
Feb 4, 2008, 01:57 AM
Geekbench scores

http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2008/02/macbook-air-performance-february-2008/


The MacBook Air is slower than the MacBook, when it comes to overall performance and processor performance, which isn’t surprising considering the MacBook Air uses slower processors (1.6GHz and 1.8GHz versus 2.0GHz). Even if Apple released a MacBook Air with a 2.0GHz processor it’s obvious from the results it wouldn’t be as fast as a MacBook with a 2.0GHz processor.

That said, the MacBook Air isn’t really that slow; at 80-85% of the performance of the MacBook, you probably won’t notice much of a difference if you switch from a Mac laptop with Core Duo or a “slower” Core 2 Duo . And if you switch from a PowerPC-based Mac laptop the MacBook Air will feel a lot faster (and lighter, too).

ntrigue
Aug 4, 2008, 12:31 AM
1.8GHz MBA w/ 1.8HDD scores 2420-2485!

.product
Aug 5, 2008, 07:18 PM
2392 (1.8GHz/HDD MBA running CoolBook)

norsemen
Jun 22, 2009, 02:50 PM
Can anyone post the scores for the new MBAs? Thx in advance.

hitekalex
Jun 22, 2009, 03:40 PM
Geekbench = 3234

(MBA 2.13 Ghz running Snow Leopard WWDC build)

three
Jun 25, 2009, 02:03 AM
2309 MacBook Air 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, Leopard 10.5.7

CPPMaster
Jun 25, 2009, 11:11 AM
MBA 1.6 80GB 2GB RAM

Geekbench Version 2.1.2

SCORE 2132
Integer 1651
Floating Point 2939
Memory 1813
Stream 1637

jrwmba
Jun 25, 2009, 01:53 PM
MBA 2.13 running 10.5.7 - 2682. Very interesting I think compared to the above snow lep. score. Perhaps we are all in for a big speed boost in September - we shall see.

Cave Man
Jun 25, 2009, 02:05 PM
I have the 1.86 gHz and it's at 2594.

pgharavi
Jun 25, 2009, 02:31 PM
2189 - launch Rev A, 1.6/80GB HDD.

Jsimon9633
Jun 25, 2009, 03:02 PM
i just tested my new MBA 2.13 and i got a 2541, seems low but probably due to me actually restoring using my time machine.

I brought the slow from my past machine doh! heh

bigdaddyp
Jun 26, 2009, 10:23 AM
Geekbench = 3234

(MBA 2.13 Ghz running Snow Leopard WWDC build)
:) If true that is pretty impressive as my unibody macbook with a 2.4ghz clocked in with a score of 3290.

ayeying
Jun 26, 2009, 02:55 PM
Geekbench = 3234

(MBA 2.13 Ghz running Snow Leopard WWDC build)

How did you get Geekbench to run in Snow Leopard? It just crashes for me

Young Turk
Jun 26, 2009, 03:05 PM
Has anyone run Geekbench on the Macbook Air yet? I've seen one score for a 1.8 SSD, but I'd like to see scores from 1.6 models too, as well as 1.8s with standard drives.

MacBook Air (rev 2) 1.86/SSD, Leopard 10.5.7

Geekbench 2387

Young Turk

barbro66
Jul 5, 2009, 05:54 AM
MBA 2.13 SSD, running snow leopard 10A394

Geekbench of 2817

Not sure why some are getting scores over 3000, doesn't sound realistic to me

arcangel6
Jul 5, 2009, 08:27 AM
Geekbench Version 2.1.2

32 bit Score: 2637

64 bit Score: 2923

Rosetta Score: 1321

Not sure what it all means.

Joe

Cave Man
Jul 5, 2009, 09:09 AM
MBA 2.13 SSD, running snow leopard 10A394

Geekbench of 2817

Not sure why some are getting scores over 3000, doesn't sound realistic to me

They sound reasonable to me. I have the 1.8 rev C and already am at 2600 with 32 bit Geekbench with Leopard.

ayeying
Jul 5, 2009, 01:11 PM
I got a score 2990. 2.13GHz/128GB SSD on a new install Leopard.

MacModMachine
Jul 5, 2009, 01:23 PM
i was thinking about dropping my 15" mbp 2.8 for a air....i dont use ports at all....one usb would be fine for me

i was worried about speed...but i only score a 3750 on my 15"....the air scores a little less. so the air should be perfect for me.

i do alot of web stuff and visual studio stuff in virtual machines. but i want somthing light that i can go anywhere with. i only use about 1.5gb ram max with my virtual machine running.

i think ill get the air.

Jsimon9633
Jul 7, 2009, 06:35 AM
I did some minor clean up and I got a 2950 on Leopard 10.5.7

ayeying
Jul 9, 2009, 01:52 AM
Here's my most recent geekbench score.

gman901
Jul 11, 2009, 08:56 PM
I scored only a 2355 on Window XP after doing a new install. That seems really low to me, but I am very happy with my MB Air's real-time performance. I can't figure out how a 1.86 Rev. B scores higher than my brand new Rev. C. So what's the benefit of the Rev C compared to Rev B?

de3jeh
Jul 20, 2009, 07:18 PM
So this is my score

on my acer 7720G with macOSX 10.5.7 :D

2x 2GB Ram
2x 320GB Hard Disk

256MB Nvidia GeForce 8400m GS

sporadicMotion
Jul 20, 2009, 07:51 PM
So this is my score

on my acer 7720G with macOSX 10.5.7 :D

2x 2GB Ram
2x 320GB Hard Disk

256MB Nvidia GeForce 8400m GS

Wow, Acer makes an Air too... ... ...

Those who are posting MBA scores, those scores are better than I would have expected.

jmoore5196
Jul 20, 2009, 08:07 PM
Best I've been able to manage is 2318 ... Rev B 1.6, 120g HDD, OX 10.5.7