Windows XP on Mac benchmarks.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by howesey, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Let's see how fast Apple's hardware is.

    Those with a Intel Mac with Windows XP running, please post your benchmark scores.

    3DMark scores would be useful, along with any other benchmarks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    *taps fingers* in antisipation

    http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36 here is a link to downlaod good old super pi,

    calculate to 1milion places

    Takumi

    System specs:
    P3 600, 100MHz FSB
    384MB SDRAM PC133
    2GB 5400RPM HDD
    Windows XP SP1

    Super Pi time: 3minutes 28seconds

    lets see how long it takes for time to begin to tumbe
     
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    Kingsly

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    Haven't had a chance to really "benchmark" per say, but let me say this: its fast. I mean reallly fast. Like really, really, really realllyyyyyy fast. I have whiplash its so fast.
    Of course, its Windows, so it still freezes and crashes the same. :p
     
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    Temujin

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    Yeah 3dmark would be a good source for comparison, and pcmark by the way.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    *makes Zoolander voice* Is it really, really, ridiculously fast? :)
     
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    cyberddot

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    Wait...that doesn't happen to XP at work very often ;) The last time I saw a BSOD on a Wintel box was when I put a bad Kingston module in, otherwise I've gotten used to a fairly stable OS in XP. Please tell me yer just joshin' around, because I'm really hoping this is going work with similar stability (albeit Beta)



    you think I don't know what a yooGoogley is?
    ;)




     
  7. macrumors regular

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    run super pi, it should take less than a minute on the new machines, and takes about 1 second to download.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    that pic seems fishy, as it's suppose to only work on intel based macs?

    Takumi
     
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    Backtothemac

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    It too 45 seconds on my system.

    MacBook Pro 1.83
    1.5GB Ram
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Boot Camp doesn't work on PPC Macs. Of course not. Not to let you boot XP natively. Because there's no PPC version of XP that runs on Apple software. It wouldn't do anything to make XP's code able to run on the PPC without emulation.

    But there've been ways to run Windows on PPC macs for ages...using emulators. It's just slow.
     
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    cyberddot

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    Regarding that pic

    I guess he posted this pic' on the Page One and has lost his privileges to post as a result! Moral: consider the fact that you post on these forums by the good graces of our provider(s), and as such you jest at your own risk.




     
  12. macrumors regular

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    This post is also distinctly different from the one you initally made:p

    Takumi

    P.S:
    Good to see results are starting to filter through found a screen shot of an Athlon 64 3700+ (2.7GHz) do a 31 seconds pass, and a Pentium M 745 pushed to 2.67GHz do a 28 second pass.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Yes, I think so. The moderators here are good people. When they edit threads, they have good reason. The basic point of my post is still there...using VPC or somesuch, it is possible to run Windows on a PPC Mac, even full screen. And the Mac can also act as a remote network client on a Windows PC.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Super PI results - 34 seconds for 1M

    MBP 2.1 w/ 1Gb RAM & 7,200 RPM drive.

    Also setting up my 20" iMac as we type. Will post numbers for it too.


    BTW, Far Cry runs nice ;)
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    That's a fantastic score

    Takumi
     
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    Xp On Mac

    It is very stable on the mac probably b/c every thing is the top of the line stuff try puttin dell memory in the computer and it locks up just as often!!!

    Trust me i tried it when MY MBP came in
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Is superpi multi-threaded to take advantage of the 2 cores?


    Glor
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Not sure,

    Run it with taskmanager open and see if both CPU's are active

    Takumi
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Who does Dell use for memory? Is this really that much of an issue? And semi-OT, I wonder if the Apple Intel motherboards are as picky about RAM as the Apple PPC ones seem to be....
     
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    You'd think if you match the timings that you'd be ok

    Well now that you can install CPU-Z all you need do is purchace RAM with the same specs as this little wonder of a program tells you.

    Takumi
     
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    MonksMac

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    My PC in SuperPi:
    AMD Athalon XP 1500+
    1337 MHZ
    1M
    1 minute and 35 secs
     
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    plinden

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    Hmm - iMac Dual Core 1.83GHz

    Debian running super_pi in Parallels' VM:
    28 seconds to do 20 iterations (ie. 1,000,000 decimal places)

    OS X:
    62 seconds to do 20 iterations.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    would appear that super pi is multi threaded, as it would suprise me if a single 1.8GHz core could turn out a time like that.

    Great numbers though

    Takumi
     
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    plinden

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    Prepare to be surprised. Actually, I'm extremely surprised myself.

    My work PC, a Dell D810, 2.26GHz Pentium-M, 2GB RAM, running Fedora Core 3, did 20 iterations in 40 seconds.

    But, the run on the iMac VM was in console only. No window manager running. The Dell has lots of other processes running, like KDE, Tomcat, Apache. Still, I don't think that makes up 50%.

    I can't be bothered booting into Windows to test it on XP on the Dell.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    good point, the fact that nothing else was really installed on your mac would help out the time,.

    Takumi
     

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