Just Upgraded RAM yet Geekbench score is lower...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acearchie, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

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  2. Sly macrumors 6502

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    Geekbench gives a lower score on G4's running Leopard than it did on Tiger, possibly, I guess because Leopard IS slower on G4's. My PB 1.67 scored 910 with Tiger but scores 780 under Leopard. Upgrading my RAM actually increased the score very slightly.
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You've got it. The newer the OS, the more resources it will require to achieve the same level of performance of the previous OS. This is how the software industry drives the hardware industry.
     
  4. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Its been previously discussed that Geekbench is NOT a RAM intensive application. I had similiar results from 2GB to 4GB. Everything is much faster however Geekbench had less than a 2% change.
     

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