Dell Vosotro 260 beats MBP in geekbench score?

macuser1232

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I just found out that the Vosotro 260 laptop with an i3 processer and 4gb of ram beat my Early 2011 Macbook Pro i5 processer with 8gb of ram in geekbench 2. The Dell Vosotro laptop gets a score of 6650 using geekbench in 32 bit mode and my Macbook Pro gets 6500 using geekbench in 64 bit mode! In 32 bit mode my Mac only gets 6000. What is up with this? Is the 3rd generation i3 processer 3.2 ghz really that much better?
 

nontroppo

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Mar 11, 2009
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I just found out that the Vosotro 260 laptop with an i3 processer and 4gb of ram beat my Early 2011 Macbook Pro i5 processer with 8gb of ram in geekbench 2. The Dell Vosotro laptop gets a score of 6650 using geekbench in 32 bit mode and my Macbook Pro gets 6500 using geekbench in 64 bit mode! In 32 bit mode my Mac only gets 6000. What is up with this? Is the 3rd generation i3 processer 3.2 ghz really that much better?
Is a difference of 150 statistically significant? I see a variance of ~100 on successive runs on the same machine, and doubt 150 is really a significant difference. This is a pet peeve of mine, benchmarks need to return a variance as well as a mean!
 

macuser1232

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Jan 20, 2012
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Is a difference of 150 statistically significant? I see a variance of ~100 on successive runs on the same machine, and doubt 150 is really a significant difference. This is a pet peeve of mine, benchmarks need to return a variance as well as a mean!
Yes but I mean a Dell Vosotro? Really? That's embarassing! My Macbook Pro should definitely have a higher geek bench score!
 

ayeying

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No offense but if you have to care that the i3 is slightly faster under a benchmark... then there's really something wrong with you personally.
 

macuser1232

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No offense but if you have to care that the i3 is slightly faster under a benchmark... then there's really something wrong with you personally.
probably :) . Considering that I also have a paranoia that something is wrong with my Mac after previous strange events even though it works fine most of the time.
 

T5BRICK

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I'm not sure how much geekbench focuses on multithreading, but your processor can handle more tasks at once better than the i3.