how do the xbench numbers look?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rockinrocker, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006

    i have no friggen' clue what any of this stuff means.....

    i ran this with my stock boot drive (on 2.8 MP). are these numbers normal or is this drive kinda slow?
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    here is what i found for another mac pro same speed.

    The numbers are ALOT better then my mac pro
  3. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    so then all things considered, mine seems to be coming out pretty well?

    are you on a 2.66? were those drives slower or something?
  4. Shelton macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2008
    I am on a 2 x 2.8 MP. I get about a 161. My numbers are the same as yours except a much lower disk score, around 54. It is a 500GB drive. I think some of us just got slower drives?

    I think it is just luck of the draw. If you got a Seagate HD, it is slow, at least from what I can tell.
  5. eyecool macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Fort Worth, TX
    I got a 189.11. I'll run again after a reboot, which I haven't done in a while. I've got a lot of apps up, including Parallels which has 2 GB of ram dedicated for it.

    Early 2008 MP, 10GB ram, WD stock 500GB, 8800gt

    My hd bench is almost identical to yours...
  6. scottydawg macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
  7. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    I had an old dual 2.0 G5 that got really, really high scores because of the RAID 0 array I built in it. It did have very fast read/write speeds with big files, but it was never as fast as a mac pro...regardless of what xbench said.

    xbench doesn't mean much.
  8. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    Xbench is a sucky benchmark program.

    A Mac Pro could get like 150 points and the same Mac Pro with 5GB harddrive would get 2 points.
  9. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    so you guys are saying that even for basic stuff like hdd speed it doesn't tell you much?

    are there other freeware options?
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yeah its on a 2.66 ghz but those drives are 7200.9s the .10s didn't get much better. The new mac pros shouldn't get better drive scores with the same HDs so the new mac pros just have different drives i assume.
  11. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    XBench is a fairly useless means of comparison, even when looking at specific benchmarks. It's probably less useful than MacBench was, whose code was small enough to fit on the backside cache of 604e and G3 computers with a full 1 MB of cache, reflected when the cache was OC'd- something which almost never affected real world performance.

    They results are wildly variable, and even if they weren't, the tests aren't really related to real-world performance.

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