The register: Intel macs speed tests

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by retrocool, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. retrocool macrumors newbie

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  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    ok so your meant to judge a system running on a new architecture on the first run of apps, best case it's twice as fast, with optimization everything elce can be, it's just opinionated tripe.
     
  3. amin macrumors 6502a

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    That wasn't a deep read. The whole article falls apart when you simply consider that Apple isn't tied to Intel. A move to AMD, for example, would be simple. No mention made of Intel's mobile chips. Bleh.
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    BUT.... barefeats now has their first of many tests up and shows about 33% improvement and 200% improvement on their two tests respectively.

    http://barefeats.com/imcd.html
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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  6. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    True that, intel has had the fastest and least battery hungry mobile chip for just as long as its been loosing to AMD on the desktops. From what I've been doing (before she went in to get a new LCD) it was just about as quick as my dual 1.8G5. Things will get better especially when new versions of the OS and new universal software show up.

    EDIT: In fact slightly overclocked Pentium M's in desktops are faster than P4s, and much more efficient.
     

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