XBench Scores?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgeek2005, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    Okay, so i've been testing the speed of my Dual G4 tower and my brothers 20" iMac Core Duo, using xBench, and we got some interesting results.

    My computer:

    Dual 1.25Ghz G4 Tower/167Mhz Frontside Bus
    768MB ram
    80GB Hard drive
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro/64MB vram

    His computer:

    2.0Ghz Intel Core Duo/667Mhz Frontside Bus
    1GB Ram
    250GB Hard Drive
    ATI Radeon X1600/256vram

    The scores:

    My computer:

    Test 1: 53.19
    Test 2: 55.99
    Test 3: 55.63
    Test 4: 56.22
    Test 5: 55.91

    His computer:

    Test 1: 55.19
    Test 2: 57.51
    Test 3: 58.59
    Test 4: 58.35
    Test 5: 57.26

    Now, I find these scores believable, because My computer is a tower, and it has a Backside Bus Speed (225Mhz), and a Level 3 Cache.

    What do you think of those results, and do you have an explanation for them?
  2. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
  3. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    *sigh* sorry for triple posting, but I really need to know whether the iMac can really be just 2 points faster than a Dual G4 or whether Xbench is messed up.
  4. Peace macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Get back when XBench has updated their software to a version that's even with OS X 10.4.6 not 10.4.3..
  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    I've always found XBench to be incredibly inaccurate. I wouldn't believe a dang thing it says, especially in regards to newer hardware.
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Xbench is messed up. I get something in the 60's with my iMac G5.

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