Barefeats 2.0Ghz shootout!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spectrum, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed this:

    Barefeats finally have their 2.0Ghz showdown online.

    DC G5 2.0 v iMac CD 2.0 v MBP CD 2.0 v PB G4 2.0 (!)
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Too bad they have the crappy 6600 LE in the Dual Core G5.
    That explains the 3D gaming and Core Image speed tests.

    I am suprised by the iMove render test! :eek:
    The Core solo faster than a Dual Core G5???
     
  3. Spectrum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess iMovie is also using the graphics proc...

    I was more surprised by the fact that if you extrapolate... ...a hypothetical dual 2Ghz G4 with a fast graphics card would keep apace with both the CoreDuo and the G5.
     
  4. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    I wish they'd say exactly what settings they had on Doom 3. I am not really a gamer, but fancy playing Doom 3 on my MBP (when it finally arrives) and I want to know if it will look good or just about be playable at the lowest settings...

    I want to play Doom 3 because my 1GHz PB is just a joke when it comes to the GPU.
     
  5. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Huzzah! I knew there was a good reason I opted for the 7200rpm.
     
  6. Mikael macrumors regular

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    What's so surprising about that? The PPC 970 isn't the the end-all, be-all, as it's often made out to be.
     
  7. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Did I view that Photoshop test correctly? :eek: Excellent!

    Edit: Obviously I didn't... I got too caught up in the "longer bars." :p Still not that bad, though.
     
  8. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    pointblank,

    why do you have an ebay auction link posted here, when you have Ø items for sale at this time :confused:
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The PowerMac should be using a 7800GT or Quadro for a better comparison, but the new Intel Macs put up very good numbers. The PowerBook G4 is totally let down by that FSB but the GPU still has some life left in it.

    I can't wait to get my own MacBoook in a few months when it comes time for a new Mac...
     
  10. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    Did anyone else notice the 'Macbook solo'

    am I mad or is this not out yet?
     
  11. asencif macrumors 6502

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    I think they disabled one core on the MacBook Pro to test it as a Solo. Also, I think the PM G5 should have been tested with the 7800GT, not with the horrible 6600 LE.
     
  12. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    if you read the article, they mention that they disabled a single CPU using CHUD tools, which they've done in all of their core duo shootouts to compare it to similar single core machines.
     
  13. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    If they didn't have the 7800 on hand, it seems a little unreasonable to go spend $300-400 just for a few benchmark numbers.
     
  14. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I had a bunch of items up for sale a week or two ago and never revised my sig. But thanks to you, I will fix it now. :) Thanks!
     
  15. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    hey man, next time try reading; it's not hard. ;)

    these numbers look quite promising considering the yonah based chips are really only a stop-gap measure for the more powerful merom and conroe :)
     

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