XBench Scores?

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

  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    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

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  3. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    *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

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    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

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    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

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    Xbench is messed up. I get something in the 60's with my iMac G5.
     

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