how to test System Performace??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DiegoMol, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. DiegoMol macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2006
    Is there anyway to test the system performance of the entire mac os x?

    I wish to test my mac pro, is not looking so fast.-

  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    XBench is not perfect, but it's popular and will at least help give you some idea of how fast your machine is. It includes the ability to see other people's scores so you can compare the speed of your Mac Pro to other similarly equipped ones.
  3. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    I think the reason people say the test is crap is because the results are all over the place. For example, how can a machine with 2GB of ram beat the exact same machine that has twice as much ram?? I ran the test and compared it to another machine with equal components and my machine wasn't even close. Another test showed disk results with a single Seagate drive and they were way faster than my 10K Raptor. My Raptor has a fresh install of OS and applications and over a 100GB of free space, so there is no way that Seagate is going faster.

    If a test is not verifiable with acurately measurable results, then it's crap and totally worthless waste of time.
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Not fast compared to what: the newest model, your friend's computer, the way it performed when you first got it? There are many threads about improving sluggish machines, if that is what you mean.
  5. DiegoMol thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2006
    Is slow compared with a Pentium 4 HT 3.2Ghz 1 GB ram, i've been working with windows and pc for more than 10 years, i've purchased a mac to work faster, but it seems equal than my old processor and windows.-

    I've tested the system with photoshop CS3 and works nice, but i don't see a big difference,

    when i've purchased this mac, it was for some reson using a bad installation, and the mouse wasn't with a smooth scroll and motion.- Now i've installed a clean version, the speed seems to be fine, but is not somethign "IMPRESIVE", is working just like my old PC

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