Mac Pro + VistaUlt64 + 8800GTS + WD Raptor300gb Benchmarked:::

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  1. digiegg macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,
    Kind of upset at the benchmark test I did.
    http://service.futuremark.com/home.action;jsessionid=1B15FA4890464B89A65DE7C2C40E8FF6

    Here's the spec again:
    MacPro Early 2007 8core series (3.0GHz)
    5GB RAM
    Window Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1
    8800GTS 640MB.

    Tested with 3DMark06

    Here's the link to it::
    http://service.futuremark.com/home.action;jsessionid=1B15FA4890464B89A65DE7C2C40E8FF6

    Common system got 14000
    I got a 10484.


    I'm wondering where in the system it's lagging out.
    I don't really understand everything from the status report.
    what's SM2.0 and SM 3.0?
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not terribly fond of synthetic benchmarks but this might be caused by the Fully Buffered RAM.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I'd imagine many users don't buy a Mac system for the ability of playing top notch games.

    I still think, if you wanna play games.. You should invest your money into a customised windows box, it's both cheaper and will probably outperform a Mac, when it comes to OpenGL stuff.

    I'm guessing that's why there's so many MacPro's floating about on fleabay.
     
  4. ObaMaciden macrumors member

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    Benchmarks of all varieties are interesting by itself.

    But the most interesting benchmarks about Mac Pro's are those that deal with pro apps for me. I can stomach bragging rights about one's system. But PC games on an MP? Even if MP can beat the fastest PC on earth, I just don't find it that remarkable.:cool:
     
  5. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    Is that video card you list a 8800GTS w/ 640M as in the older version G80 chip series, not the "newer" 8800GTS w/ 512M G92 chip series? I have one of those in my old PC rig that my kids use for games and such. The card is great, but it aint all that fast of a card and about 2 years old, you are comparing your system to systems with G92's in them. So between FB-Dimm @ 800Mhz and that video card, I think you may see some significant differences.
     
  6. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Thats weird cuz on my early 08 MAc Pro with 8800GT I got 15000 as a benchmark score!
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  8. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Sry the number I gave b4 was my 3DMark06 Score. I just did the benchmark you did and got a score of 12800 points. The scores seem somewhat misleading since the common system is said to be a QX9650 which I am sure that not even 1 in 1000 PC users have. Anyways the Mac Pro still works great. When Apple will release new gfx cards well be even better off.
     
  9. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    that is the G80 chipset and is going to be slower then the 8800GT (G92).
     
  10. digiegg thread starter macrumors regular

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    so with a better graphics card, I should get over 14000?
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, if it matters that much to you.
     

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