Anyone have a geekbench score for a mid 2012 13 inch air with i5 and 8gb RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aRollingStone, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. aRollingStone macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have a geekbench score for a mid 2012 - 13 inch air with i5 and 8gb RAM?
     
  2. infectedfall macrumors newbie

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    I will in a few days :D
     
  3. Tu13es macrumors regular

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    According to here, it's 6113. RAM isn't a factor in GB scores.
     
  4. aRollingStone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, really?

    I had already checked those scores but figured that 8gb of RAM would increase the score?

    But the RAM would make it function better with programs such as Photoshop CS6 wouldn't it? Is there a benchmark test that would reflect this?
     
  5. KPOM, Jun 20, 2012
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    KPOM macrumors G5

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    Here are my results on a 2012 i7.

    Geekbench 32-bit
    Overall: 6912
    Integer Processor integer performance 5212
    Floating Point Processor floating point performance 9546
    Memory performance 6103
    Memory bandwidth performance 5266

    For comparison, I also ran Cinebench 11.5:
    OpenGL: 17.37fps (vs 11.23fps on last year's i7)
    CPU: 2.86pts (vs 2.36)
    Single Core: 1.27 (vs. 1.11)
     
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Just out of curiosity, what do those scores indicate? I know higher is better, but it there some baseline of comparison?
     
  7. Tu13es macrumors regular

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    The site says:

     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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  9. aRollingStone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies,

    I've found benchmarks for standard configurations online, what I really want to know is what effect 8gb of RAM will have compared to 4gb?
     
  10. mcbiz macrumors newbie

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    getting a higher geekbench score shouldn't be the goal for upgrading your ram...reaping the benefits of more ram should be why you upgrade your ram (the ability to run more applications at the same time, less virtual memory / memory paging issues when working with rendering video) etc...
     
  11. aRollingStone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not too familiar with different benchmarks. I don't want to upgrade for just a higher geekbanch, but I thought RAM was reflected in it therefore reflecting real world performance.

    I really want to know if a 2012 13inch macbook air i5 upgraded to 8gb of ram will be capable of photoshop, hd video editing and using logic pro?
     
  12. mcbiz macrumors newbie

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    I run Photoshop (working with rather large files, basic 3D effects, etc), FCP X for HD editing, and Ableton Live (not all at the same time though) on a 2011 MBA and they all run very well. Only imagine that they will run even better on a 2012 model (I'll actually know pretty soon if that's the case as I'm waiting for one to come in).

    I upgraded the ram on the base model to 8gb because I was running into some memory paging issues with my 4gb 2011 model while rendering with FCP X.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    it will be perfectly capable and the extra ram will keep things speedy. Honestly, today you would be fine with 4 gb of ram, but in a year you would be wishing you had 8....kinda like people who only got 2 in the airs
     

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