[FAQ] PowerPC-Mac Benchmark link list/index

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  1. Cox Orange, May 26, 2015
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    Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Hi,

    why this, can't I/people google? Every now and then, when we talk about benchmarks here or I want to know look up something, I have to search what I need, again.
    Google? Well, let's say I only google barefeats benchmarks. For some reason it doesn't find what I was aiming for. Merely I get there by luck. Xlr8yourmac has deleted the nice index table for CPU-Upgrades for older models (only Mac Pros now), the old articles are there though. No way to easily find them.

    This is why I decided to do this list here. If it doesn't help anyone else, it at least serves as a note for me.
    From time to time I will have a look here and add the benchmarks, that others post in the OP. (it may take some time though - MODs, if it is possible you can give write-rights to everyone for my OP!!!)

    @ ALL, please make recomendations, what I can do better in the OP, so that it gets better readable!

    [R] = real life benchmarks (give seconds to complete or FPS)
    [S] = synthetic benchmarks that just give points/numberscores (Geekbench)
    [R/S] = mixed


    [S] http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-macs
    Geekbenchscores 32bit/64bit single/dual PPC/Intel

    [R] http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1862039
    Macs from this Forum, running Handbrake encoding.

    [R] http://barefeats.com/fcp4.html
    Final Cut Pro 4, 7 tests: PM G5, MP G4, PB G4, TiBook

    [R] http://www.macworld.com/article/1047649/dualcorebenchmarks.html
    early 2005 and late 2005 PowerMac G5 all models (despite Quad).

    [R] http://barefeats.com/imacg5.html
    Pmac G5/2.0 SE = G5/2.0GHz MP Power Mac with Radeon 9800 Pro SE
    Pmac G4/1.42 MP = G4/1.42GHz MP Power Mac with Radeon 9700 Pro
    Pbook G4/1.5 = G4/1.5GHz PowerBook 17" with Radeon 9700 mobility
    iMac G5/1.8 = iMac G5/1.8GHz with GeForceFX 5200 (20" screen)
    iMac G4/1.25 = iMac G4/1.25GHz with GeForceFX 5200 (20" screen)

    [R] http://barefeats.com/g4up.html
    Gigadesign/Sonnet 1.7-2GHz G4 vs MDD vs G5 2GHz

    [R] http://barefeats.com/mini01.html
    Mac Mini G4 1,42GHz and similarly clocked iMac, PowerMac and Cube-(with Upgrade)

    [R] http://barefeats.com/imcd2.html
    Intel-iMac vs PM G5, iMac G5 in Gaming: Unreal, Doom3, WoW


    Aftermarket Upgrades:
    list of CPU-Upgrades for G4s http://beta.ivc.no/wiki/index.php/PowerMac_G4_Upgrades#Upgrade_boards
    G4s http://lowendmac.com/ppc/power-mac-g4-upgrade-guide.html
    MDD G4s http://lowendmac.com/2007/3-cpu-upgrades-for-mirrored-drive-doors-g4-power-macs/
    G4 and G3 ZIF http://lowendmac.com/ppc/g4zif.shtml
    Powerbook Wallstreet/Lombard http://lowendmac.com/ibook/010316.html
    G3s http://lowendmac.com/ppc/g3card.shtml

    [R] 7447/7448 (7455 stock) http://barefeats.com/g4up2.html
    7448 1.8 MP / 7448 2.0 SP / 7447A 2.0 SP in QS
    PM G5 2.0 MP b / a = Power Mac G5/2.0GHz "June 2003" with b) Radeon X800 XT / a) Radeon 9800 Pro SE
    iMac(Intel) CD 2.0
    iMac G5 2.1 "iSight" /2.0GHz "ALS"
    stock MDD-FW800 (7455) 1.42 MP
    QS 1.0 MP, 800 MP

    [R/S] http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/powerlogix_dual_g4_7447_7457/index2.html
    7447, 7457, stock QS

    [R] http://barefeats.com/cubeup.html
    Cube 500MHz vs Cube-Upgrade (1.3-1.7GHz, 7447, 7457) vs Mac Mini.


    (7300-9600 Mac systems)

    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Under Edit > Go Advanced check "Is Wiki".
     
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    All set.
     
  4. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    I think geekbench is a terrible benchark for CPU. Here is a plot for a single type of computer (a 12" 1.5GHz powerbook):

    [​IMG]

    That really pins down a number doesn't it? :rolleyes: In my opinion nbench is a far superior benchmark for CPU comparison. It's multi-platform and actually does some statistics internally as it runs. For example, I can run the benchmark on a clean boot and get the same numbers as I get while running it while I watch a movie at the same time. It doesn't have a fancy front end though. Here is the info and a whole slew of results to compare against:

    http://www.tux.org/~mayer/linux/bmark.html

    http://www.tux.org/~mayer/linux/results2.html
     
  5. redheeler, May 26, 2015
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    Unfortunately, mine only scored 562 due to having a dead battery, which causes the CPU to run at a lower speed in order to keep power consumption down:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Also the score varies depending on Geekbench version - my 1.25 PB scores 525 under version 2.2 but running 2.0 I get 687.
     
  7. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    I don't suppose there's a readymade OS X executable knocking about is there ? :D
     
  8. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    I compiled this a few years ago for G4 (but no altivec) using Xcode. Different compilers or compiler options would change things slightly. For reference, here's my mini results:
    Code:
    TEST                : Iterations/sec.  : Old Index   : New Index
    --------------------:------------------:-------------:------------
    NUMERIC SORT        :          949.37  :      24.35  :       8.00
    STRING SORT         :           241.6  :     107.95  :      16.71
    BITFIELD            :      2.5323e+08  :      43.44  :       9.07
    FP EMULATION        :          162.44  :      77.94  :      17.99
    FOURIER             :           14982  :      17.04  :       9.57
    ASSIGNMENT          :          28.777  :     109.50  :      28.40
    IDEA                :          4179.9  :      63.93  :      18.98
    HUFFMAN             :          1559.7  :      43.25  :      13.81
    NEURAL NET          :          16.891  :      27.13  :      11.41
    LU DECOMPOSITION    :             700  :      36.26  :      26.19
    ==========================ORIGINAL BYTEMARK RESULTS==========================
    INTEGER INDEX       : 59.673
    FLOATING-POINT INDEX: 25.593
    Baseline (MSDOS*)   : Pentium* 90, 256 KB L2-cache, Watcom* compiler 10.0
    ==============================LINUX DATA BELOW===============================
    CPU                 : 1.75GHz G4 Mac Mini
    L2 Cache            : 512KB
    OS                  : Darwin 9.8.0
    C compiler          : gcc version 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5370)
    libc                : 
    MEMORY INDEX        : 16.269
    INTEGER INDEX       : 13.934
    FLOATING-POINT INDEX: 14.195
    I am curious if gcc 4.9 would be any better now than the old Xcode.
     

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  9. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for that.

    On my G5 & Powerbook it stops at the Neural Net test with :
    CPU:NNET--error in opening file!

    I can still use the other scores for comparative testing however.
     
  10. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    The neural net test uses the file NNET.DAT to read in the network. I think I included this file in the zip. From a terminal, run nbench from the same directory as NNET.DAT so it can find the file...
     
  11. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    To be on the safe side, I copied both nbench and NNET.DAT into the Utilities folder where Terminal resides and ran it from there but still get the same error.
     
  12. Cox Orange thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OK, who crossed out ALL links and categories? and more important, WHY!!!???!!!
     
  13. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    I noticed that a while ago. Isn't there a log of edits by users? Maybe available from the site mods?
     
  14. Cox Orange thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I mean, perhaps it is even legitimate to cross out everything, because it was stupid from me to start such a thread. The stupid one usually doesn't know he is stupid himself.
    But if others see it as incorrect to cross out everything, as well, it is like everything in life: just because there are some people that don't behave, others have to suffer under restrictions. -> someone can destroy the text every now and then in the future, again, so one might have to remove the wiki-edit feature of this thread and people will have to post in the thread and I will put the info in the 1st post myself.

    Also the person let "real life test" intact, but failed to realize that some of the benchmarks listed are done with real life scenarios.
     
  15. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    It is childish for someone to do it - but I'm sure there'll be a record of who altered it. On the plus side, you can still read the info and it's easy enough to take the lines out - try not to take it personally - it's just the actions of some coward who daren't even argue his case if he has a disagreement.
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It doesn't look like anyone did it on purpose, rather "[S]" was interpreted as BB code after MacRumors switched to Xenforo. I will surround [S] with plain tags to fix the problem.
     
  17. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    :oops: doh! feelling stupid :oops:
     
  18. Cox Orange thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Heh, who could have thought about that? :) hm, and I was like making a conspiracy theory... :rolleyes:
     
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