Mac Benchmarks....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Backtothemac, May 23, 2002.

  1. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Well, this has developed out of another discussion, but here goes. Does anyone have any good way to benchmark a Mac. Are there programs that you can download that will do it? Is it just a matter of getting photoshop and a file and running times tests? How do you do it. How do you get the most accurate results?
     
  2. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I think Norton Utilities might have have a bench marking program with it, I am not sure if it is OSX complient though (I use TechTools)

    Ensign
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    That program looks pretty cool, I am going to register it!

    it look really useful, nice bit of Real programming!

    Ensign
     
  5. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Nice, although I won't know what to compare my benchmarks to (other than the pre-loaded iMac 350).

    Here's mine:
    24941 - Math
    27462 - Memory
    29541 - Graphics (ouch)
    5691 - Disk

    I'm running a G4 400 PCI. I can't wait to see how much some of the newer G4's blow this old thing out of the water... :p
     
  6. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    This is from a PowerMac 867 with 1.5gb RAM:

    Math 20890
    Memory 20890
    Graphics 20644
    Disk 819

    I am not sure if this is good or not :)

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  7. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    Here's one from my Tibook 800 with 512mb RAM

    Math: 19584
    Memory: 18227
    Graphics: 17418
    Disk: 658


    Don't know what those mean either, but I think smaller numbers are better, or at least the readme said so.
     
  8. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, here are mine, and yes, they are legit.

    10.1.4 Clean install yesterday. Nothing running but finder.
    Math 17067
    Mem 18044
    Graph 41247 (YIKES Nothing like Rage 128 right)
    Disk 1468

    Now, watch this. X.2

    Math 17654
    Mem 18322
    Graph 28171 (MASSIVE, ABSOLUTLY MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT IN X2)
    Disk 1406

    I ran the best of three average test. Now, is the G3 dead? This thing is performing with the Ti800 mentioned before. Shorter is better according to the readme file.

    iBook 600 with 384 of Ram.
     
  9. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    Wow.. the G3 is kickin some serious a$$ with this test... I wonder what the scores would be if the program was altivec optimized (or is it already?)?
     
  10. Zenith macrumors 6502

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    Here's my benchmarks:

    Math 19376
    Memory 20016
    Graph 29743
    Disk 1622

    Running a Quicksilver 733 without L3 cache. I'll try 10.2 asap to see if the graphics score improves.

    Err... I don't think this software is optimized for altivec... Backtothemac's iBook scores are much better than mine and chibianh's TiBook 800 scores. Maybe the G3 has a better integer unit than the G4.
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Well, here it is. Running on a Dual 1Ghz with 1Gb RAM and GeForce 4 MX (OS 10.1.4)

    Math > 15027
    Memory > 14554
    Graphics > 15514
    Disc > 1110

    :D
     
  12. ftaok macrumors 601

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    iBook500 640MB RAM ...

    I just ran it on mine.

    Math - 20890
    Memory - 21299
    Graphics - 58491
    Disc - 9947

    My Mac - 500mhz G3 iBook/Combo/10GB HD/640MB RAM (3-2-2 on the 512 chip)

    Note, I didn't restart or anything prior to running the test. In fact, I don't think I've restarted in over a month.
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    G3 outperforming G4??

    that's wacky!!!

    I cannot wait to get to my TiBook this evening and run this little app to see how I measure up...;)
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Here's my TiPB 667, 1 gig of RAM running OS9.2.2

    Check out the graphics!!!!!

    math> 22912
    memory > 22835
    graphics > 4623 (and no its 4,623, I didn't forget a nubmer)
    disk > 17445

    I'll boot to OSX and see what happens. Its amazing how much a hit the graphics takes. When Jaguar becomes available that will definitely help.

    D
     
  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Here's my results:
    G3 450, 256MB RAM, X 10.1.4

    Math = 26214
    Memory = 24576
    Graphics= 28180
    Disc = 3043

    Smaller numbers are better, so the G4s are kicking @ss...as they should.
     
  16. Zenith macrumors 6502

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    no, they aren't... they should kick more ass than to be outperformed by a 600 mhz iBook.
     
  17. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is no ordinary iBook. It can leap over 10,000 page word documents in a single bound. Run faster than a Jaguar, and its bullet proof!!!!

    Don't ask me how it is, but I will take it. ;)
     
  18. Zenith macrumors 6502

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    hehe.. yeah, i've got an iBook 600 myself, and it's a nice little machine.

    i just think the software isn't optimized to take use of altivec.
     
  19. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    here it mine
    I'm impressed, imac g4 700mhz 512ram
     

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  20. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Thanks to everyone for contributing to this benchmarking thread with their systems. It really is hard to guage what results mean unless someone else backs you up.

    I was impressed w/my results on my rig, sometimes I liken it to the Millenium Falcon because it is so pieced together (but that's what I wanted from the start of last summer :)).

    S900—G4 450 OC'd to 510MHz—512MB RAM (FPM, interleaved)—Acard 133 Controller w/7200 RPM WD Caviar—Radeon Mac Edition w/32 MB DDR—and the list goes on…

    Makes me feel good about my investment in all these parts comparing it to some of your other "supported" systems (and I beat some of them too!). Thanks for making a man feel good. :)
     

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  21. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Here are mine from my iMac 600 SE with 1 Gig
     

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  22. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    And here are the iBooks. Do I have the fastest G3's in the world or what? I wonder how long it will take someone to contact the guy who created this to find out why the G3 will run with and beat the G4.
     

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  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Here's what I got on my PBG4 400. The left image is with shadows on, the right, shadows off:
     

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  24. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Not the fastest chip in the world, but maybe fastest X. :)

    They're just benchmarks. As we all know the G3 and G4 are basically the same, save for the Altivec.

    You're playing on a different playing field than most of us, just wait 'till we all get Jaguar… :)

    I thought these were HW tests, funny how the OS effects the scores on HW.
     
  25. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    G3 is faster clock for clock..

    on unoptimized code. Remember, a G4 is not a G3 with altivec anymore. Ever since the new G4's came out they are on a 7 stage pipeline. The G3's are still on a 4 stage pipeline. So for unoptimized code, it would make sense that a G3 is faster.
     

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