12" & 17" Powerbook benchmarks

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pc_convert?, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. pc_convert? macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2002
    Bare Feats has some benchmarks on the new powerbooks...

    Looks like the lack of L3 cache in the 12"PB has hurt it in CPU and memory performance.

    I don't know the much about Xbench or how fair the 'sneaky' benchmarking was but it provides a taste of possible performance.
  2. Sakino macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    So then over all there is not going to be a HUGE difference in performance between the 17inch and the 15 inch powerbook?
  3. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Well it is the same 1 GHz processor after all...:rolleyes:

    The memory is upgraded to DDR...and it is noticible better.

    Somehow the downgraded graphics performed well in the OpenGL test.
  4. ddtlm macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2001
    Over Achiever:

    It's probably the 333/166 thing that did it, not the DDR.

    Well, we don't know how fast Apple has got the different graphics chips clocked, and it is quite possible that nVidia has significantly better optimized Mac drivers than ATI.
  5. Sakino macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    I take it the ddr ram will not work in the 15inch. So they redid the motherboard?
  6. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    There are some xbench benchmarks of aluBook here: http://www4.macnn.com/macnn/mwsf03/17pbg4/

    It is frustrating that aluBook is slower in CPU and thread test!!! :mad:

    But I have explanation for that: display brightness and keyboard light management takes away some cpu time.. so that might be it.
    I wonder if it can be turned off somehow?
  7. pianojoe macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2001
    N 49.50121 E008.54558
    No reason to upgrade

    the 12" PB is a cool thing but I don't see a reason to upgrade from my current iBook 12" 800/30/640 performancewise. If they had a 12" with the 17" features I'd order it NOW, and I'd happily pay for the features.

    I just love that 12" form factor. Fits in every bag, doesen't get it the way.
  8. ddtlm macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2001

    You can rest assurred that the lighting does not quite nearly that much CPU power, if it requires any at all.
  9. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose
    this isn't bad

    I am happy that my 3 month old laptop isn't outdated at all yet :)

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