Best real world way to judge performance?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rondocap, May 12, 2012.

  1. rondocap macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2011
    OK, so benchmark tests like geek bench give you an indication of system performance - but what are some real world ways to see how much faster a particular system is than another?

    I have a Mac Pro 2.66, and wanted to compare to an older 2.3 dual G5 just for kicks. What would do it best? Photoshop or Final cut? Exactly what is the best and most consistent tests to do? Both feel fairly snappy in just regular browsing.
  2. cutterman macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    There is no simple answer to your question. Go to and see how they benchmark systems.
  3. Loa macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2003

    There is a simple answer: get a stopwatch and time how long it takes to do a series of tests on each system. Don't know about Final Cut Pro, but you can record a series of actions on PS, an then run them automatically. Run it on both systems and see.

    It's the simplest way (if you have access to both computers) to test real performance.

  4. Tutor macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Home of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    "If you're unfamiliar with Geekbench and how it measures performance, a score of 1000 is the score a Power Mac G5 @ 1.6GHz would receive. Higher scores are better." .
    See also , and .

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