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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aRollingStone, Jun 20, 2012.
Anyone have a geekbench score for a mid 2012 - 13 inch air with i5 and 8gb RAM?
I will in a few days
According to here, it's 6113. RAM isn't a factor in GB scores.
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?
Here are my results on a 2012 i7.
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)
Just out of curiosity, what do those scores indicate? I know higher is better, but it there some baseline of comparison?
The site says:
my maxed out 11" was 7029
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?
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...
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?
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.
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
6108 - http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/780429