Test your systems performance with piX

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Zwhaler, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    I didn't know where to put this thread, so I just put it here. Someone posted a link to a cool application called piX that tests your system by calculating certain decimal numbers of Pi. So I thought it is a cool oppurtunity to test your systems performance.

    First, download the program here: http://www.coriolis.ch/en/pix/

    The website claims that a 733Mhz G4 calculates 100,000 decimals in 16 seconds, and that same number in 5 seconds on a 2Ghz Core Duo.

    So, I guess how we can do this is by posting your machines specs, and then running the program at 100,000 and 250,000 decimals, just to see how your system runs under different numbers. When it is done, scroll down to the bottom of the page and it tells you how long it took to finish. I'll start.

    iMac 2.33Ghz Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of RAM.

    100,000: 3.780 seconds
    250,000: 24.110 seconds

    By the way, I got the same results with Safari running and with it not running, so don't bother closing it to increase performance.
     
  2. cwensley macrumors newbie

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    Mac 450mhz G4 Cube, 512mb RAM:

    100,000: 38.640 seconds
    250,000: 253.290 seconds

    Sad? yes. Am I getting a new mac this year? Definitely!

    Though, I'm surprised to say this old mac does everything quite well and speedy, except for higher quality video playback.
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  4. vinylator macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro 2.66

    100.000 = Calculated in 3.280 seconds
    250.000 = Calculated in 20.940 seconds
     
  5. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Pro 2.0 GHz Core Duo with 2GB RAM

    100,000 - 5.160 sec.
    250,000 - 33.010 sec.
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    MBP 1.83 GhZ, 1.5 GB

    100k: 5.650 s
    250k: 36.220 s
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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    iBook G4 1.42GHz
    512MB RAM

    100,000 9.390 sec
    250,000 66.660 sec
     
  8. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    450 MHz G4 Sawtooth 1.25 Gb of RAM

    100,000 decimals : 39.51 sec
    250,000 decimals : 259.87 sec

    I will make another post when I get my 1.5 Ghz upgrade
     
  9. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Macbook T7200, 2x1GB RAM.

    I only took three trials of each just to be a bit more accurate :D

    100,000: 4.420, 4.430, 4.430
    250,000: 28.240, 28.229, 28.250

    That's it, I'm getting the 2.33Ghz MBP :p
     
  10. Mac-Xpert macrumors 6502

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    My system at work: Dual 2.5 GHz G5 2GB ram:

    100K: 4.960 sec
    250K: 31.480 sec

    Looking at the numbers posted here, my 24" 2.16 GHz Core2Duo should be slightly faster. :)
     
  11. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    There were probably some things running in the background, if not some "residue" left by programs that had been running, but here's what I got.

    iMac 17" 2.0GHz C2D 1GB RAM:
    100,000 decimal places 4.380s
    250,000 decimal places 27.890s

    Powerbook 12" 1GHz G4 512MB RAM
    100,000 12.730s
    250,000 83.900s

    The Classic wouldn't even turn on, so I can't try it.
     
  12. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that would make it quite a bit more interesting, if people with multiple CPU systems can see the difference it makes. Luckily a milti core system does get taken advantage of.
     
  13. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    4.09 - 100,000
    26.02 - 250,000

    MBP 2.16 Core 2 Duo
    1 GB Ram
     
  14. ibook4a macrumors member

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    On a 1.33Ghz ibook:

    100,000 - 10.020s
    250,000 - 69.410s
     
  15. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    1.42 GHz iBook G4 512 MB RAM

    100,000 - 9.050 seconds
    250,000 - 60.120 seconds
     
  16. heehee macrumors 68020

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    MBP C2D 2.16 GHz 2GB Ram

    100,000 - 4.100 sec
    250.000 - 26.080 sec
     
  17. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    Comp specs in signature below... Had BonEcho (Intel optimized FireFox), iTunes, and iChat open.

    Seems to only touch one core while running. Never got above 60% usage.

    Times:
    100000 = 4.770
    250000 = 30.610
     
  18. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Standard Blackbook
    100,000 - 4.420
    250,000 -28.440
     
  19. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

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    ibook G4 933 in 15.11
    Banging for such a codger of a machine!
     
  20. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    That's cool. I've been looking for an app that can calculate an infinite number of decimals of pi:)
     
  21. kerpow macrumors 6502

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  22. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Just upgraded!

    100,000 decimals : 11 sec
    250,000 decimals : 75.87 sec
     
  23. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Major improvement! Nice!
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    iBook G4 1 Ghz

    100,000- 13.120 seconds
    250,000- 95.460 seconds

    PM G4 933 Mhz here at work

    100,000- 13.840
    250,000- 93.530

    I'll try my G5 at home later.
     
  25. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Dual 867 G4 Powermac MDD with 1 GB of RAM, 2 monitors and 15 or so programs open.

    100k: 14.950 seconds
    250k: 102.490 seconds OUCH!

    Although, I guess it would go faster if it used both processors.

    This machine will be replaced before the end of the year though. :( I've had it for so long.
     

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