GUI benchmarks

Megaquad

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2001
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It will be interesting to compare performances of GUI on different macs using Let1kWindowsBloom. It's a cool little app that shows in how much time your mac can open and close 1000 windows,you can download it here . It's only few kB's big..
It will be interesting to see how much does QE improve performance.

Ok,this is my system:
iMac G3 350 MHz/320MB RAM running 6D42 with no other apps open,dock hidden,animated app launching off..
with shadows=102 seconds
no shadows=97 seconds
CPU load 100% all the time of course. Those of you with QE supported machines please note how big was CPU load while Let1kWindowsBloom is popping windows.
 

Megaquad

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2001
817
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Just lemme add my benchmarks while running iTunes high-quality/large at biggest size on 1024*768.
189 seconds
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
5,403
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"Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 62 seconds (62999093 microseconds)"

G4 Cube 500MHz
Connectd via DUM
Appleworks open
800 x 600 res.
1GB RAM
10.1.5
Shadows on

Explicit content: Watching the windows open/close so dang fast! :eek:
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
3,099
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iMac G4 700 mhz with 512mbs ram

66secounds

with Chimera
itunes
and adium open, but all hidden
 

Durandal7

macrumors 68040
Feb 24, 2001
3,153
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Originally posted by Backtothemac
Jaguar for me.

Redid it with 30 seconds ;)
Nothing running.
Damn, that's really good. I guess 111 isn't bad considering I have 10.1 and the minimum support X system.
 

chibianh

macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2001
783
1
Colorado
"Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 41 seconds"

Powerbook G4 800mhz
OS X 10.2
max cpu usage 98.8%
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,561
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VA
i got 94 seconds with folding and iTunes running and 77 seconds with it by itself on my 450 MHz G4 with Jaguar (running Rage 128 Pro video card - 16 Megs VRAM)
 

rice_web

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2001
584
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Minot, North Dakota
66 Seconds

Jaguar
400MHz iMac DV
800 x 600 Resolution
768MB RAM
80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
"Smooth" (or equivalent) Duality Theme
Text smoothing off (as if it matters)
No desktop icons
Simple background image
 

kishba

macrumors 6502a
Dec 11, 2001
610
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Michigan
42 Seconds

Jaguar
800 mhz tibook on battery
1280x854 Resolution
512 RAM
40 4200 Hard Drive
Traditional Aqua
Text smoothing on (as if it matters)
Some desktop icons with show info mode on
black desktop picture

nice :)
 

daveg5

macrumors 6502a
Nov 28, 2001
741
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34 seconds

powermac 8600 604e at 225MHZ
1GB memory
Built in 4MB graphics
OS9.1.2
IE 5.2 open
Total time 34 seconds
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
11,219
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San Diego, CA
TiBook 400MHz
640MB RAM
8MB Rage
1152x768
10.2 w/ shadows on = 70 seconds (70030777 microseconds) w/ Mail, Explorer, iChat all open and hidden

w/ shadows off = 65 seconds (65241763 microseconds) w/ Mail, Explorer, iChat all open and hidden
 

ryme4reson

macrumors 6502
Mar 5, 2002
259
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Cupertino CA
Look at these scores

In 10.2 I got 44 seconds, the bad part is when I went into OS9 I got a score of 6 seconds!!!! WOW. This was on a PB 800. By the way I am trading my PB800 for a 933 single proc with 1.28 Ram and a 22" Cinema display. Who thinks thats a good deal? I can get a new PB 800 for 2499, so I was thinking about selling the 933, and display and getting a new 17" iMac, and another PB 800
 
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