Barefeats updates Old vs New Powermac benchmarks

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  1. elcuco macrumors newbie

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    The article has been updated with graphs in addition to a second page showing a "memory speed graph" and additional tests. Still shows that there is no speed gain on the new powermacs vs. the old powermacs.

    Read on .... http://www.barefeats.com/pmddr.html
     
  2. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    The speed gains when multitasking arn't too bad though, that should mean people running lots of CPU intensive software at once are going to be happier with the new Dual Ghz model than the old one but people who don't run lots of cpu crunching apps at once will be happy with older dual Ghz model.
     
  3. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    hey could the fact that the old dual 1GHZ uses 1024MB in its testing and only 768MB in the new dual 1GHZ effect the results. Shouldn't they test the machines with equal amounts of RAM?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That would be appropriate so that virtual memory is sized the same as well. A slower drive speed could degrade system performance in Mac OS X because of virtual memory.
     
  5. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    I'm surprised the GF4MX can beat the Radeon 9000 by so much in 2D. ATi has a lot of work to do on its drivers...
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Why do people put so much importance on the stuff that barefeats puts out? Even if the tests were proper, what does it prove?

    What it proves is that the new "mid-line" Mac is equal in speed to the old "top-line". I'd say that's an improvement. Plus you get all the other goodies for only a little more money (before the price cuts). That ain't bad.
     
  7. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    hey i don't give a %@#*, I'm getting myself a dual 1.25 after the october 1st monitor rebate.
     
  8. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    well it shows that the new technology Apple is touting doesn't do jack to improve the overall performance.

    It begs the question of Why the Mobo redesign? It's not for these G4s. Is it to accomodate future technologies like Firewire 2 and faster graphics cards? Or is it to accomodate a different kind of processor? Makes you wonder...
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I disagree. The new Dual-Gig kept up with the old Dual-Gig. Even with half the L3 cache and 256MB less RAM.

    Plus, a fairer comparo would be between the QS 933 vs. the Mirror 2x1ghz. And get the same amount of RAM, for pete's sake.
     

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