Consolidated Dual Core iMac benchmark thread

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by plinden, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
  2. Peace macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Real World Benchmarks

    D'OH! I just noticed the title of this topic!!
    I work a lot a just had my first cup of java..

    Here's a couple benchmarks.Keep in mind my way of benchmarking is tuned more toward the average user experience..

    Intel iMac Dual-Core 1.83 w/2gigs ram X1600 video w/128megs..HEY! it was free from the ADC :) vs my rev.B Dual 2.3 G5 Powermac w/4 gigs ram Radeon 9650 video card.

    I copied a 3.03 gig zip of .WAV files.180 minutes,14 songs ,from a DVD to the desktop..

    Approx 8-10 minutes for each machine.

    Unzip the file..
    Approx 5 minutes for the G5 and 4 minutes for the iMac.

    I set iTunes to encode AAC 128kbps as the default.

    Drag and Drop the songs to iTunes library

    Approx 3 minutes for each machine.
    Convert to AAC 128kbps.
    Approx 3 minutes @ 30X for the Dual G5
    Approx 5 minutes @20.5X for the Intel iMac.

    Thats one..

    iMovie :
    Connected a Canon optura 60 and recorded 2 minutes worth of wide-screen native .dv

    Export to .dv :
    G5 took about 3 minutes as did the Intel iMac
    here's the interesting part
    Export to iPod
    G5 took about 5 minutes
    Intel iMac took about 3 1/2..

    More later since I'm moving various systems around the house..
  3. Peace macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Toast 7.0.2 Benchmarks

    Here's a benchmark using Toast 7.0.2.Intel iMac was using Rosetta
    2.7gig DVD
    DVD copy :
    Save as disk image
    rev B. Dual 2.3 G5 w/4gigs ram : 3m30s
    Intel iMac 1.83 w/2 gigs ram :13m40s

    Burn disk image to DVD :
    rev B. Dual 2.3 G5 w/4gigs ram :7m40s,cpu %-approx 16%,memory-45megs VM-342megs
    Intel iMac dual 1.83 w/2gigs ram : 20m12s,cpu %-approx 23%,memory-66megs VM-468megs

    Interesting thing about the iMac.Apple states it will burn DVD-R up to 8X
    Using Toast under Rosetta only allowed me to burn at 2X.

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