2.7 xbench test

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by billyergs, May 11, 2005.

  1. billyergs macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    CT
    #1
    I scored 315 on the xbench test with a dual 2.7 with 2.5 gig of ram and x800...is this good? anyway to get a better score?
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Location:
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    #2
    get an xserve raid to improve your hard drive performance :) ok, any raid will improve it, and that is the slowest part of your computer.
     
  3. billyergs thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    CT
  4. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Location:
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    #4
    it depends how serious you are about it. it can be as simple/cheap as getting another SerialATA hard drive and software raiding them together using disk utility, or as expensive/high performance as $12,999 to get a 5.6TB xserve raid, and $500 for a fibre card to attach it to your G5. And of course there are many variations in between using firewire 800 or a SerialATA PCI card.

    Really though, unless you're super rich and need to burn money or have a specific need for it (like you're doing digital video), your dual G5 is wicked fast and you don't need to do anything to it.
     
  5. sunilraman macrumors regular

    sunilraman

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Location:
    KUL, SIN, BNE, MEL, SFO, SYD now KUL
    #5
    Push that GPU

    x800... sweet. get giofx Chimera
    http://www.giofx.net/osx/chimera.htm

    and run some 3d scenes through it to try out performance with
    anisotropic filtering
    fullscreen anti-aliasing
    light, bump, environment maps, etc

    and for fun..!

    overclock your ATI. :D yes this is possible on Mac ATIs
    http://thomas.perrier.name/software/ATIcceleratorII.html

    also do some test encoding of h.264 clips with quicktime 7

    playback 1080p high-definition video :eek:
     

Share This Page