Finally.. Macbook Pro 15" / different hard drives and gaming benchmarks

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  1. computertechno, Feb 25, 2011
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    o since the benchmark and game fps are taking forever to come out I just went to the store and decided to do it myself. I hope this will help you guys decide on the system:

    So I just picked up the new Macbook Pro 15", 2.3Ghz, 4GB Ram, 750GB HDD, 1680x1050 and the Radeon 6750m.

    Stock setup (as mentioned above):

    in the Mac partition I got:
    Geekbench (32bit): 10300
    OpenGL Extensions Viewer: http://imgur.com/pZh71
    Xbench: cpu 265, thread 874, memory 556, quartz graphic 325, open gl 410, ui 520, disk 56
    Cinebench OpenGL: 37fps
    cinebench CPU: 5.49pts

    videos:
    Macbook Pro bootup time on the 750GB - 27 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGTTiqkF3Aw

    -----------------in the Windows partition:--------------------------------------

    Geekbench (32bit): 8491
    Cinebench OpenGL: 44fps
    cinebench CPU: 5.44pts
    Windows Experience: proc 7.5, mem 5.9, graphics 6.9, gaming 6.9, hdd 5.9
    fyi (my M11x R2 i7 gets proc 6.2, mem 6.2, graphics 2.7 [not discreet] , gaming 6.5, hdd 5.9)
    3DMark11: P1345, graphics 1186
    3DMark06: 9491
    GPUZ screens: http://imgur.com/a/gzcUn

    videos

    Windows (bootcamp) boot up time - 58 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Mj_hiAdEo

    Civilization V on Bootcamp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeNKzxhfbcg

    Call of Duty Black Ops - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmQ8wOswUUE


    ********************** Momentus XT 500GB**************************

    Mac OSX:

    Geekbench: 10502
    Cinebench and other *benches : same results as Toshiba
    boot up time: 14 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDmn6UQ19Q8

    Windows 7

    Boot up time: 41 seconds
     
  2. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Excellent! thanks for thiis.

    Couple of questions,

    Whats the PSU wattage? is it an 85w magsafe or are they now supplying a higher power psu?

    Can you switch gfx in windows? I am hoping not as it makes obtaining stock drivers difficult.

    Hows the heat/fan noise?

    Regards
    ninja2000
     
  3. computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    output of it is 18.5, 4.6a,16.5v 3.6a
    not sure on how many watts, would need to check. it is the same size of the ones from the mbp from 2009 but different voltage.

    you cannot switch gfx in windows.

    the fan kicked in like crazy during the tough part of benchmarking.

     
  4. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Greetings,

    Would you be so kind as to run this tool: http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/LuxMark#Download

    I don't really care what the actual benchmarking numbers come to, but I would like to know definitively if OpenCL can see the HD 3000. When you go to the Mode menu and do an OpenCL CPUs+GPUs test it should build a nice hierarchy under Hardware Devices on the right. Let me know if the HD 3000 shows up in that list, or better yet just disclose the whole hierarchy and screenshot it.

    Reference image with hierarchy disclosed on right: link.

    I would very much appreciate it. Thanks.
     
  5. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    On Windows, can you run GPU-Z and confirm the clock speeds of the GPU?

    And in OS X, can you run the OpenGL Extension viewer ( http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/ ) and report on OpenGL level support?

    Thanks.
     
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  7. computertechno, Feb 25, 2011
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    computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    k, i tried both the 32 bit and 64 bit for windows and I get an error msg saying opencl.dll is missing I will try the mac version.
    update: here is the link for the result: http://imgur.com/5d5xA

     
  8. computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    will do, here are the gpuz screens
    http://imgur.com/a/gzcUn

     
  9. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot for that. Its an 85w psu then! cheers.
     
  10. computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a Toshiba MK7559GSXF

     
  11. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    Wow thanks for the quick response. Looks like the core clock is to AMD's recommended 600MHz spec, while the memory is underclocked from 900Mhz to 800MHz. Still given that it's quad pumped using GDDR5 that's still a massive improvement from the previous GT330M using GDDR3.
     
  12. computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    there are a lot of stuff on the results, what specifically do you want? here is a pic of the test result: http://imgur.com/pZh71

     
  13. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting this. Any info on what the load and idles temps for the CPU and GPU are like?
     
  14. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    Just a picture of the OpenGL tab would be fine, maybe with the not supported extensions maximized for OpenGL 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 if they fit within a screen capture. I'm presuming OpenGL 3.3 and higher are all going to be 0% so no further details are necessary.
     
  15. computertechno thread starter macrumors member

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    here: http://imgur.com/gKCGa

     
  16. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot. Looks like the drivers for the HD 6750 in OS X don't support any more features then previous DX10/DX11 compliant GPUs in OS X. I guess we'll have to wait for Lion for that.
     
  17. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Damnit, the geek in me is making me want a 15" so bad, I just hated lugging my 15" around. I guess I'm lucky though because my budget allows for it if I want it; maybe that makes me unlucky.
     
  18. prism macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't call it massive, especially if you push the 330m according to this guy:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/apple-mac-os-x/488330-macbook-pro-2010-core-i5-review-gaming.html
     
  19. computertechno, Feb 25, 2011
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    Black Ops (bootcamp) in about 20 minutes.. yes..
    new results with the new momentus xt hard drive, check it out
     
  20. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

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    The FPS on B. Ops was indeed good for a MBP, but still somewhat slow (not choppy...maybe it was your phone?) Either way, I think Medium settings would be better and still look good.
     
  21. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    A GT330M with GDDR3 memory overclocked to 1000MHz would only have 32GB/s of memory bandwidth whereas the new HD6750 with GDDR5 memory at 800MHz has 51.2GB/s of bandwidth so even against an overclocked GT330M the improvement is significant. At least it's very rare for a mid-range GPU to see a 60% jump in memory bandwidth in 1 generation. Previously Apple just increased the clock rate of their MacBook Pro GDDR3 by 100MHz each generation yielding a ~3GB/s increase in bandwidth jump per generation.

    Of course it's only this good because Apple's finally making the jump from GDDR3 to GDDR5. Next year/generation we're going to be back to incremental MHz bumps since GDDR5 looks to be the top-end memory for a couple more years.
     
  22. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Yep, they're not adding OGL 3 stuff till Lion.
     
  23. prism macrumors 6502a

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    You are probably right and I guess the next version of the MBP will have a radical chassis change with only an incremental improvement for the innards but the effect will be same as this time. It's amazing what marketing can do!
     

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