X-Bench Results

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Regular-John, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Regular-John macrumors member

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    Hey All

    I'm new to this forum, but I've been reading in for about a week.

    As my sigature states, I'm new to Macs and OS-X.

    I bought a mini 2 weeks ago and I got hungry for more, so yesterday I bought an iMac :D

    I've just ran X-bench 3 times and got an average of 48 [is this about right?]. I then installed an extra stick of 512MB of ram, taking to total to 1GB. Ran X-Bench again and got an average of 47.84 :confused: How can the average go down??

    Cheers guys in advance.

    RJ
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    I'll try and put it nicely...

    XBENCH IS CRAP!
     
  3. Regular-John thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I may agree actually, I just saw on 123macmini.com, the the new Intel mini scored 66 overall!!

    That's way more than my iMac!

    Which program is a better alternative??

    Cheers :D
     
  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Why worry about synthetic benchmarks? They really don't mean anything. What should be important to you is the applications you run. Do they run well enough for you? If yes, great. If not, then maybe you need a faster machine (if available).
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Well said.

    Xbench is completely useless imo. A while back I replaced the ATI 9800 XT in my Power Mac G5 with a nVidia 6800 Ultra DDL and my OpenGL scores went down. :rolleyes:

    I also don't like the way Xbenchs baseline score changes so often.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    There's been a lot of talk recently about low xbench scores on the new Intel Macs. You can learn how to improve your xbench score here. You should get your score up into the 80s using this.

    Basically xbench is fatally flawed and cannot be used to compare different Mac architectures.

    By the way, your sig is bigger than your posts. I think it'll be modified by a Mod if you don't do it yourself.
     
  7. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I wouldn't say COMPLETELY useless, but pretty close. They can be handy when upgrading a single component of your system. Tests before and after a video card upgrade for example. When compared to other machines though, they are completely useless.
     

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