increased xBench-benchmark due to leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Draddy, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Draddy macrumors regular

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    So my xbench mark has increased by almost 20 points, and I don't think the extra gig of memory did it (since I actually scored lower on the memory part).

    Does this mean leopard has actually increased performance a bit?

    now this first picture shows a result that concerns me, any thoughts as to why?
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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i have no idea as i did a geekbench comparison and it decreased with leopard. also did xbench and it increased lol. i dont know which to trust
     
  3. Draddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    let's go with xbench ;)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you should have used the same version of xbench for your comparisions.

    with 1.3 on my macbook 2.0 cd 2 gig i got a score of just under 117
     
  5. Guiltygugu macrumors member

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    Xbench Score

    I have an iMac 2.4ghz 24", I used to have a score of around 149, and now im up to 160 with leopard.

    Not too sure if my mac should be getting a score of 160, compared to other recent iMacs on the xbench comparison site there were some 2.8ghz machines that were below my score of 160
     
  6. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry about it, random 4k block writes are never going to be particularly quick. Even on my RAID0 volume on my Mac Pro it only manages about 2.5MB/sec for that test. Where as it gets 136MB/sec for sequential writes.
     
  7. Draddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the same computer as you, how is mine benched so much slower than yours?
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    xbench is not a good benchmarking utility to comparing different machines. the discrepancy between our machines should illustrate this i will say i like comparing results to my machine when i modify something

    try geekbench. i think people tend to think it is a more solid benchmark program. saying that i got a score of just above 2500
     

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