17" unibody MBP XBench and impressions

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  1. ayasin macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This thread is a work in progress. I've posted several pics already in my twitter feed (twitter.com/ayasin). Here are the specs:

    Stock 17" unibody MBP with the following upgrades:
    - 2.93 GHz processor
    - 7200 RPM 320 GB HD

    This XBench was run with the "Higher Performance" option selected in power options.

    Code:
    Results	150.08	
    	System Info		
    		Xbench Version		1.3
    		System Version		10.5.6 (9G2141)
    		Physical RAM		4096 MB
    		Model		MacBookPro5,2
    		Drive Type		Hitachi HTS723232L9SA62
    	CPU Test	197.85	
    		GCD Loop	342.30	18.04 Mops/sec
    		Floating Point Basic	165.91	3.94 Gflop/sec
    		vecLib FFT	138.90	4.58 Gflop/sec
    		Floating Point Library	245.75	42.79 Mops/sec
    	Thread Test	362.33	
    		Computation	495.78	10.04 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    		Lock Contention	285.48	12.28 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    	Memory Test	196.24	
    		System	242.16	
    			Allocate	359.91	1.32 Malloc/sec
    			Fill	195.08	9485.06 MB/sec
    			Copy	223.01	4606.22 MB/sec
    		Stream	164.96	
    			Copy	154.56	3192.32 MB/sec
    			Scale	160.26	3310.91 MB/sec
    			Add	174.39	3714.86 MB/sec
    			Triad	172.30	3685.82 MB/sec
    	Quartz Graphics Test	247.43	
    		Line	228.18	15.19 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    		Rectangle	301.13	89.90 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    		Circle	245.58	20.02 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    		Bezier	238.75	6.02 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    		Text	235.64	14.74 Kchars/sec
    	OpenGL Graphics Test	190.21	
    		Spinning Squares	190.21	241.30 frames/sec
    	User Interface Test	414.84	
    		Elements	414.84	1.90 Krefresh/sec
    	Disk Test	45.41	
    		Sequential	87.57	
    			Uncached Write	116.94	71.80 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	74.75	42.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	58.91	17.24 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	147.63	74.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Random	30.65	
    			Uncached Write	9.98	1.06 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	88.67	28.39 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	83.90	0.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	141.48	26.25 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    
    I'll run one with "better battery" next.
     
  2. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Here's the XBench with "better battery" selected:

    Code:
    Results	149.58	
    	System Info		
    		Xbench Version		1.3
    		System Version		10.5.6 (9G2141)
    		Physical RAM		4096 MB
    		Model		MacBookPro5,2
    		Drive Type		Hitachi HTS723232L9SA62
    	CPU Test	198.08	
    		GCD Loop	342.55	18.06 Mops/sec
    		Floating Point Basic	165.70	3.94 Gflop/sec
    		vecLib FFT	139.45	4.60 Gflop/sec
    		Floating Point Library	245.81	42.80 Mops/sec
    	Thread Test	424.51	
    		Computation	591.98	11.99 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    		Lock Contention	330.90	14.24 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    	Memory Test	195.48	
    		System	242.02	
    			Allocate	363.06	1.33 Malloc/sec
    			Fill	194.09	9437.09 MB/sec
    			Copy	222.77	4601.24 MB/sec
    		Stream	163.96	
    			Copy	154.02	3181.27 MB/sec
    			Scale	159.60	3297.25 MB/sec
    			Add	172.45	3673.64 MB/sec
    			Triad	171.24	3663.28 MB/sec
    	Quartz Graphics Test	238.70	
    		Line	221.30	14.73 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    		Rectangle	287.99	85.98 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    		Circle	236.20	19.25 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    		Bezier	233.23	5.88 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    		Text	225.53	14.11 Kchars/sec
    	OpenGL Graphics Test	189.60	
    		Spinning Squares	189.60	240.52 frames/sec
    	User Interface Test	403.04	
    		Elements	403.04	1.85 Krefresh/sec
    	Disk Test	44.77	
    		Sequential	86.65	
    			Uncached Write	128.42	78.85 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	73.67	41.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	55.55	16.26 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	147.06	73.91 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Random	30.19	
    			Uncached Write	9.82	1.04 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	89.24	28.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	83.05	0.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	134.44	24.95 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    
    
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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  4. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    And which video card is being used?

    I don't really trust xbench results, but these look nice though. Thread test is nearly double my 2.4ghz 17" MBP and CPU is about 50 points higher.

    Then again, I don't understand why the thread test would be faster on "better battery" than "better performance".
     
  5. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    No, I just saved to text and posted here. I can re-run them and post if there's some advantage.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    #6
    Better battery means the 9600M card
     
  7. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Better Battery = 9400 embedded
    Better Performance = 9600GT discrete
     

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