Barefeats updates Old vs New Powermac benchmarks

elcuco

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The article has been updated with graphs in addition to a second page showing a "memory speed graph" and additional tests. Still shows that there is no speed gain on the new powermacs vs. the old powermacs.

Read on .... http://www.barefeats.com/pmddr.html
 

barkmonster

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The speed gains when multitasking arn't too bad though, that should mean people running lots of CPU intensive software at once are going to be happier with the new Dual Ghz model than the old one but people who don't run lots of cpu crunching apps at once will be happy with older dual Ghz model.
 

TyleRomeo

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hey could the fact that the old dual 1GHZ uses 1024MB in its testing and only 768MB in the new dual 1GHZ effect the results. Shouldn't they test the machines with equal amounts of RAM?
 

bousozoku

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Originally posted by TyleRomeo
hey could the fact that the old dual 1GHZ uses 1024MB in its testing and only 768MB in the new dual 1GHZ effect the results. Shouldn't they test the machines with equal amounts of RAM?
That would be appropriate so that virtual memory is sized the same as well. A slower drive speed could degrade system performance in Mac OS X because of virtual memory.
 

ftaok

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Why do people put so much importance on the stuff that barefeats puts out? Even if the tests were proper, what does it prove?

What it proves is that the new "mid-line" Mac is equal in speed to the old "top-line". I'd say that's an improvement. Plus you get all the other goodies for only a little more money (before the price cuts). That ain't bad.
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by ftaok
Why do people put so much importance on the stuff that barefeats puts out? Even if the tests were proper, what does it prove?

What it proves is that the new "mid-line" Mac is equal in speed to the old "top-line". I'd say that's an improvement. Plus you get all the other goodies for only a little more money (before the price cuts). That ain't bad.
hey i don't give a %@#*, I'm getting myself a dual 1.25 after the october 1st monitor rebate.
 

dongmin

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Originally posted by ftaok
Why do people put so much importance on the stuff that barefeats puts out? Even if the tests were proper, what does it prove?
well it shows that the new technology Apple is touting doesn't do jack to improve the overall performance.

It begs the question of Why the Mobo redesign? It's not for these G4s. Is it to accomodate future technologies like Firewire 2 and faster graphics cards? Or is it to accomodate a different kind of processor? Makes you wonder...
 

ftaok

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Originally posted by dongmin


well it shows that the new technology Apple is touting doesn't do jack to improve the overall performance.

It begs the question of Why the Mobo redesign? It's not for these G4s. Is it to accomodate future technologies like Firewire 2 and faster graphics cards? Or is it to accomodate a different kind of processor? Makes you wonder...
I disagree. The new Dual-Gig kept up with the old Dual-Gig. Even with half the L3 cache and 256MB less RAM.

Plus, a fairer comparo would be between the QS 933 vs. the Mirror 2x1ghz. And get the same amount of RAM, for pete's sake.