Xbench Olympics

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Acoustica, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Washington, USA
    In the spirit of good old-fashioned competition, let's have all the new iBook and PowerBook owners post their Xbench scores. Winner gets umm... the fastest computer on the block... which they already would have I suppose... ANYWAY, I'll start it off, please include computer specs so others can see the source of the score. Mine can be found in my signature.

    Score: 136.77

  2. macrumors member

    May 13, 2003

    Lol, I got 128 score in xbench with my 15" pb 1.25ghz 9600 mobility.
    Does the new maxed out 15" only get about 8 points more?! :eek:
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    On my rev. B PB 12'' with 768megs of RAM I scored:

    On "automatic" power setting: 90.77
    On "highest" power settting: 101.48
  4. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    my 12" PB 1.33 with 5400rpm 80 GB drive, 768 ram scored 125.
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004
    96.78 on my base system 12 rev b powerbook, so basically the minimum powerbook you could buy.

    Would be very interested to see what the new ones clock in at!
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004

    that's quite a difference between the old and new powerbook 12 inchers...!

    about 25 % ?
  7. macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    I tried out my 500MHz G3 Pismo for comparison... and got a whopping 39.82 :D

    The only thing it did fairly well on were the disk read/write tests, which isn't surprising since I have a newer 5400RPM drive in it.

    Time to upgrade .... :eek:
  8. macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    i'm not a powerbook owner but my wife has an 800mhz ibook G4 and it scores a 79. my machine (specs in my sig) scores a 61.
  9. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Thats pretty much the same score I got. (HAve the same machine)

    My 1ghz 12" Rev B scored a 102.6 with 256mb Ram
  10. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2003
    67.92 on iBook G4 800mhz, 384MB RAM
    but this is with Adium squeaking away in the background along with 14 other apps... I'll try it later without anything else and see.
  11. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2003
    WOW. Redid the test after quitting all other apps and setting processor to "highest"... 82.30, an increase by 14.38.
  12. macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Fresno, Ca
    My PB 15" 1.5Ghz w/ 128vram and 512 ram ( 2 chips ) scored 126.93 on highest perfomance and 98 on DVD playback. Big difference between energy settings.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    That just about does it for me. I have a feeling this will be my next computer. But, can't order till July as I am on vacation for most of June and need to wait to check the finances.

    But, I am now sold on the 12" Powerbook.

  14. macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Puzzled why my same unit with 512mb ram clocked 89.9?

    Was set to the performance setting.
  15. macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Spearfish, SD
  16. macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    124.27 - PB 1.33, 17", 1GB RAM, 80GB 4200rpm, OS X Server 10.3.3
    85.18 - iMac 800Mhz, 17", 768MB RAM, 120GB 7200rpm w/8MB cache, OS X Server 10.3.3
  17. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing. I've never heard of a stock 12" PB scoring higher than 100. Its hard enough for a 12" PB with 512MB or 768 MB of RAM to score that high. It may do so barely.

    I know that I always score average for my rev B 12" 1GHz Powerbook with 512 MB of RAM. With my settings at HIGHEST = 98.00

    With my setting at AUTOMATIC = 88.77

    Can people with new Powerbooks also post their battery life when doing typical things like using iTunes, MS Word, and Safari?? I'm just curious as to whether people are actually getting higher battery life with their new PB's. The 12" PB can supposedly get 5+ hours, but the capacity of the new battery isn't even too much higher. :confused:

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