XBench scores in Panther

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Powerbook G5, Oct 24, 2003.

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    Powerbook G5

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    I just did a full Xbench test of my PowerBook and got a score of 123! That is up by 15 points from 10.2.8! Everything shot up, especially graphics and UI tests.
     
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    I just did the same on my 12" Rev A PB and went from a 71 in 10.2.8 to a 79 in 10.3
     
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    So, installing panther is like getting a new Mac? :D
     
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    Which Powerbook? I'm on a Al15 ( 1.25 GHz ) and got 113, but safari was up so I'm running it again...
     
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    Phil doesn't lie.;)
     
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    On my Power Mac G4, I had a score of 133 with 10.2.6. With Panther, its now 149! :)
     
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    The one in my signature--1.25 GHz, 512 megs RAM (single slot), 5400 RPM HD.

    Also of interest, after I repaired a ton of permissions, Panther now starts up in half the time, logs out instantly, and overall snappiness is probably a good 40-60%. Not too bad at all. I just need to get used to this new Finder and find out what to do about Transparent Dock not working.
     
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    Your signature isn't showing - I can't see anyway!
     
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    I think the Energy Saver profile does a lot more in Panther, also, graphics are throttled back when the PowerBook is on battery, too, I just did another XBench and scored really high with processor on highest, HD never sleep, and everything set to high priority...

    Results 127.94
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.1.3
    System Version 10.3 (7B85)
    Physical RAM 512 MB
    Model PowerBook5,2
    Processor PowerPC G4 @ 1.25 GHz
    L1 Cache 32K (instruction), 32K (data)
    L2 Cache 512K @ 1.25 GHz
    Bus Frequency 167 MHz
    Video Card ATY,RV350M10
    Drive Type Hitachi HTS548080M9AT00
    CPU Test 156.73
    GCD Loop 149.65 5.99 Mops/sec
    Floating Point Basic 157.09 560.96 Mflop/sec
    AltiVec Basic 156.82 4.67 Gflop/sec
    vecLib FFT 159.43 2.54 Gflop/sec
    Floating Point Library 152.71 6.17 Mops/sec
    Thread Test 119.93
    Computation 89.99 1.78 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    Lock Contention 175.67 2.21 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    Memory Test 123.21
    System 121.03
    Allocate 796.60 517.66 Kalloc/sec
    Fill 84.75 657.92 MB/sec
    Copy 86.43 422.13 MB/sec
    Stream 121.41
    Copy 126.26 922.96 MB/sec [altivec]
    Scale 125.66 927.35 MB/sec [altivec]
    Add 122.30 769.95 MB/sec [altivec]
    Triad 115.61 697.89 MB/sec [altivec]
    Quartz Graphics Test 163.45
    Line 127.98 3.26 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 154.71 10.74 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 159.83 3.66 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 157.97 1.68 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 253.32 3.97 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 101.92
    Spinning Squares 101.92 72.43 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 219.53
    Elements 219.53 69.64 refresh/sec
    Disk Test 87.14
    Sequential 97.53
    Uncached Write 102.58 42.76 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 77.48 29.23 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 138.11 21.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 82.84 32.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 76.66
    Uncached Write 68.93 0.84 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 68.84 15.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 76.46 0.46 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 79.99 15.64 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
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    On my G5 my score jumped from 192.99 to 210.40. Pretty amazing if you ask me.

    One thing I noticed that was strange since I loaded Panther, my 2GB kits are now showing up as PC2700 instead of PC3200, in Jag they were at PC3200. I installed two 2GB kits from Edge for a grand total of 4.5GB. Anyone have any ideas???
     
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    That seems odd! I noticed after installing, when I go to System Profiler, my Superdrive went from CD-RW/DVD-R to CD-RW/DVD-RW, my memory is listed as 2700 but it is 2700U or something different than in Jaguar, my HD shows a lot of information compared to Jaguar, and it shows my serial number now when before it had a hard time displaying it. Also, it shows my processor at 1.25/167 bus instead of 1.2/166 like it did in Jaguar.
     
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    Where can one download this marvelous XBench you keep talking about?
     
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    Either from Version Tracker or just go to xbench.com
     
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    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10081

    MacUpdate or VersionTracker should work. Good luck...
     
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    Re: XBench scores in Panther

    Hmm, i got a score of 120, on a powerbook identicle to yours, aside that i have a one gig module of ram, not 512, but shouldn't that make my score even higher?

    aethier
     
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    I got a score of 127 for my highest so far. Check your Energy Saver preferences to see if your processor is set to highest and all that. I set everything to highest, plugged it in, ran any optimization and maintenance scripts I could think of, and closed all open programs before starting. Also, where did you get your memory? Cheap memory can actually slow down your performance more than increase it since the system automatically throttles back to the lowest common denominator.
     
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    1ghz tibook: 107
     
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    my ram, is a 1gig stick i got BTO from Apple. all apps were closed. I did not run any optimization programs, seeing as how panther optimizes your computer when it finishes the installing process. Oh and my energy saver, is always set to highest


    aethier
     
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    I'm not sure, mine is just like yours besides not having a gig of RAM yet. Perhaps it's system configuration, too. Either way, our scores are really high for a laptop and I am pretty pleased with the performance I am getting.
     
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    I beat a guy with 10.2.8 on a Dual 1.25 with my panther...But I do have more ram than him...
     
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    TiBook 400 "Screams" with Panther

    I'm super happy with the increase in UI responsiveness.

    Overall, my 10.2.8 to 10.3 score jumped from 45 to 52, with the UI score rocketing from 49 to 86! It really does feel like a totally new machine.

    Details below (if my image attached correctly)
     

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    Wow, each Apple keeps making OS X faster!

    Fantismo
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    Fantismo
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    Dan
     
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    12" seems to have dropped

    I went from between 84/90 on 10.2.7 on my 12inch 1Ghz Pbook to 74 - hmm... will try again, but doesn't seem to have had the awesome results you guys have had as yet!
     
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    What speed is your processor set at under Energy Saver? I think it defaults to Automatic, in which case, would bring your scores down to reflect the reduced settings of your system.
     

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