MBAir xBench results :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AIRniloc, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. AIRniloc macrumors regular

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    unsure if this has already been done, but i wouldn't mind having MBAir owners post their xBench results here...

    i would like to have the results for all 8 configurations eventually..shouldn't be too difficult to get all of the info :D

    I'll start it off with the xBench results for the rev B 1.86 SSD config.

    now we just need the following:
    rev A 1.6 HDD= 42.01
    rev A 1.6 SSD= 52.61
    rev A 1.8 HDD= 47.14
    rev A 1.8 SSD= 62.20
    rev B 1.6 HDD= 81.95
    rev B 1.6 SSD= 122.34 (thanks hippie54 :) )
    rev B 1.86 HDD= 101.86
    rev B 1.86 SSD= 137.75

    edit: posted results from the link that glitch provided...
     

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  2. nph macrumors 6502a

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    How about a baseline like first intel MB or MBP?

    Thanks
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my mb 2 gz core duo 2 gig ram

    with hd:
    112.92

    without hd:
    141.37
     
  4. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    yes, there are several. look at the type.
     
  6. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    guess i should have looked before i posted *d'oh*

    grabbed some scores and posted them...


    so it looks like the switch to SATA II connector and the graphics card upgrades did alot for benchmark scores...
     
  7. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing. Now it makes my decision to get the refurbs much harder.
     
  8. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Should make the decision easier. The first MBA was merely a Netbook. The second MBA is a real MB in super-portable form.

    The MBA v2 is a better value at full price than is a MBA v1 for half the refurbished price.
     
  9. Halon X macrumors regular

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    I own Rev A & B MBA's, both with SSD's and for what I use my computer for (email, office, web) see little noticeable difference in performance between the two. If I had to do it again, I would hands down have purchased a Refurb A with the SSD over the B with SSD. If you NEED more graphics horsepower, a Rev B is the clear choice!

    Here is my xbench for Rev A 1.6GHz with SSD.
    http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=338141
     
  10. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    out of curiosity, what are the boot times for rev a SSD vs rev b SSD?
     
  11. Halon X macrumors regular

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    They seem very close. I've never compared them side by side.
     
  12. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Now THAT made my decision easier. I'm almost 100% sure I'll buy the rev a SSD refurb then. I really just need a nice netbook. :)
     
  13. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    Never run Xbench, only know that my Air is perfectly fast enough for anything I need to do on a /laptop/ :)
     
  14. EnderTW macrumors 6502

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    very good thread.

    I got the rev b hhd model because I had the rev a ssd model. To be honest, it couldn't do basic flash movie viewing while my friends netbook could do it. IE: Goto hulu, watch full screen (non HD) and let it go. It'll start stuttering (core drop).

    With the rev b 1.6 model, I can watch hulu full screen in HD no problem. Even CBS HD. I also stream 1080p mkv's from my time capsule hard drive. The first gen would stutter.

    Coolbook mitigated a lot of those problems, however, I still felt it was underpowered.

    At the current prices though. The 1.6/hdd model looks nice! 999!
     
  15. alexglee macrumors regular

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    I have 1.6 SSD.

    What can I do to contribute to the stats?
     
  16. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    download xBench for free (google it), run the test and post your results :D
     
  17. vogelhausdesign macrumors regular

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    im wondering what score i can get with a sas drive.. i scored 198
     
  18. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    what did you score a 198 with?
     
  19. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I think the xBench results should prove to everyone that the revB is the best way to go. The revB 1.6 with HDD is far faster/better than a revA 1.8 SSD. The results go much higher for the other revB models.

    I have a revB, 1.86 with SSD, and it seems like the fastest Mac I have ever owned. It boots in less than 30 seconds. It opens apps instantly. It plays HD video perfectly. It never freezes overheats or experiences core shutdown like my revA MBA.

    The differences are night and day and these marks clearly show it. Go MacBook Air revB and don't look back.
     
  20. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    +1 :D
     
  21. Hippie54 macrumors newbie

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    Any reason why u wont add my results for the missing 1,6ghz rev B SSD to the list? (Me feels ignored)
     
  22. AIRniloc thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry hippie! results posted ;)
     

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