iMac 7600 GT vs MP x1900 xt

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evp, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. evp macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2006
    The Apple benchmarks show 75 vs 70 and 106 vs 100 lead for Mac Pro in Quake 4 and Doom 3 respectively. I must admit I'm shocked. I mean...with the 7300's Mac Pro loses to lower memory version of the same card on an iMac.

    2.33 GHz vs 3.0 GHz....much slower FSB. What gives?

    Shouldn't Mac Pro blow iMac out of the water? Given x1900 should pretty much obliterate 7600?
  2. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    You shouldn't trust separate values from separate benchmarks (especially if they are Apple).

    I've discovered Apple benchmarks are not to trust, I don't what half assed thing they do but the results always end up messed up, the X1900XT is considerably faster than the 7600GT and has been benchmarked to death, Apple won't convince me otherwise, I KNOW the real difference between a 2.33 Merom and a 3.0 Woodcrest and a 7600GT and X1900XT.

    Same thing happened with the Quadro FX 4500, I don't know how it ever beat the X1900XT in Doom3... well according to Apple that is
  3. stapler macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Probably used a different level of detail. Either that or the Mac Pro's RAM latency is catching up to it.
  4. Archmagination macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2004
    Isn't the main reason why the iMac is keeping up with the MacPro is that none of those games are able to take advantage of the 4 cores.. they do well at leveraging 2 cores, but just don't have the code yet to take advantage of the other 2.
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Does the iMac article even mention resolutions and quality settings?
  6. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Newsflash: FSB and large numbers are overrated.
  7. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    The Apple benchmarks don't state the resolution that the iMac benchmarks are run at:

    Where as the Mac Pro specifically states the resolution:


    The iMac benchmarks have probably been run at either 800x600 or 1024x768. A quad Mac Pro will give you faster clocks than a dual iMac with a similar specced graphics card. Period.

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