mac vs. pc flash performance benchmark

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  1. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    please check out this flash performance benchmark i made in 20 mins, mainly so i can measure performance of flash between macs and PC's

    http://www.lcarsplanet.com/benchmx

    if you are on mac, please use Safari, version 60 or greater
    these are some results:

    iMac 350 mhz - 136
    powerbook 1ghz - 309

    please post your results, especialy PC users!!
     
  2. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    tibook 667


    185 (first run)

    205 (page already in cache)

    207 (cleared cache but still got a higher score)
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Score: 360 (371 if I run again w/o clearing cache)

    rig:
    P3 800 running Win2k and IE 6


    Lethal
     
  4. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

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    P4 @ 2GHz
    1 GB RAM
    32 MB Graphics card
    Running IE 6 - 460

    iMac (17" flat panel) @ 800 MHz G4
    1 GB RAM
    32 MB Graphics card
    Running Safari - 207

    But I always seem to get much more done on my iMac :D
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Mac
    Browser: Safari V62
    Hardware: DP1Ghz QuickSilver w/1Gb SDRAM
    OS: 10.2.4
    Score: 319

    PC
    Browser: IE 6.0
    Hardware: 1.4Ghz AMD Athlon w/512Mb DDR RAM
    OS: XP Pro SP1
    Score: 258
     
  6. Megaquad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    damn :D
    I guess flash player for mac is slower.. or macs are slower lol

    I'll do OS 9 test later to see if it makes any difference

    edit: okay its not so bad now that i see these other posts
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Dual G4 1.25 GHz (1 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.2.4):
    Safari (v 62) 1st run: 408
    Safari (v 62) 2nd run: 416
    IE 1st run: 275
    IE 2nd run: 280

    P3 800 MHz (384 MB RAM, Win 2K):
    IE 6: 1st run: 280
    IE 6: 2nd run: 295

    G4 500 MHz (1 GB RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2)
    IE 5: 1st run: 241
    IE 5: 2nd run: 243
    Netscape 4.8 1st run: 240
    netscape 4.8 2nd run: 249
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Powermac Dual Ghz MDD, 768 megs (not that it would matter on a small flash file): 326
     
  9. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    how does this test work?
    you should also try moving and fading large bitmaps across the screen too...

    dual athlon 1900+, gf4 ti 4400 win XP, IE6: 480
    (note that IE only uses one of the processors)

    if it's worth anything for interbrowser comparisons, I only get 190 in OSX/IE5 on my dual 500 G4 (ug!)
     
  10. filipp macrumors regular

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    Score: 287
    on a P3 733 w/ 384mb ram, XPP

    / filipp
     
  11. Megaquad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that test is basically measuring how much frames can computer render in 8.5 secs long interval
    i doubt bitmaps and such would matter because flash treats everything as vector graphics..
    but anyway, i'll improve it a lot in next version.
    edit: i updated benchmark a bit, fixed bugs etc.
     
  12. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    i'm using latest Jag w/latest Safari on a 733 Quicksilver G4 with 1.5 gigs RAM.

    first run: 88 !!??!!
    cached: 178

    am i crazy, or is this a lame score?
     
  13. Maclicious macrumors regular

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    1st run: 115
    2nd run: 118
    3rd run: 120

    Safari

    machine, see below
     
  14. vniow macrumors G4

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  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    TiBook 1 GHz w/ 1GB RAM:

    Chimera: 220
    Safari:222

    Running lots of stuff in the background though...
     
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    that sounds about right. i got 225 with a few apps in the BG, and 309 with just safari running.
     
  17. MorganX macrumors 6502a

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    Re: mac vs. pc flash performance benchmark

    Hardware: 2GHz P4, overclocked to 2.4GHz. 512MB DDR (319Mhz). 64MB Geforce4 Ti4200

    Software: XP Pro SP-1, IE 6.0 SP-1

    Test 1: 535
    Test 2: 542
    Test 3: 536
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    ugh, curse macromedia for making crappy mac ports.

    that was my first sentiment, but then i thought, well, it's not like it's slow or anything on a mac. and how often do i look at flash stuff, anyway?
     
  19. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Dual/GHz/DDR Powermac 1GB DDR333.

    Safari 354
    IE 246
    Chimera 242
     
  20. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    holy crap. do you think that chimera limits flash somehow? i got the exact same score on it with nothing running (and a lot of stuff running too), on my Ti/GHz/GB RAM.

    i want to see more chimera scores.
     
  21. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...just retested with everything else closed and after logging out/in.

    Safari ~ 285
    Chimera ~ 220

    The plot thickens...
     
  22. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    did you run macjanitor or
    "sudo sh /etc/weekly"
    from terminal, before? it really clears up my RAM, even better than logout/login.
     
  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I just ran sh and tried again...same results.
     
  24. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    weird. i guess the plot does thicken. but then, you have to ask, does it really matter? it's flash:D :rolleyes:
     
  25. pnz999 macrumors member

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    BenchMX v1.0b1

    First Run 460 (8517)

    WinXP Pro, IE 6.0.2xx, Intel P4 2.8 GHz, ATI 9700 Pro
     

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