New Mactel Benchmarks; UK MacUser Magasine

loneAzdgari

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Apr 4, 2003
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My latest issue of MacUser arrived about 15 minutes ago with a set of detailed benchmarks in Xbench in comparison to a 20in G5 iMac and a 2.7GHz G5 along with some decent commentary.

Sorry about the picture quality, my scanner broke literally 2 minutes ago and now my camera won't accept my 256MB CF card. Something or someone doesn't want me to post these. I'm also bound by the 250k image limit on Photobucket so if anyone has any decent hosting send me a PM and i'll give you the full 1MB image.

Here goes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/Conradq/IntelMacuser.gif
 

SpaceMagic

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Oct 26, 2003
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UH OH! MacUser are in for it BIG TIME... Apple distinctly says in the license agreement that NO benchmarks are to be published as they do not represent final product at all...

Well done MacUser... perhaps the first to be sued by Apple and for such a simple mistake. In all fairness to Apple, the people who read MacUser are usually less knowledgeable than the people on these forums (perhaps mac interested people looking to switch) and when they read such benchmarks they may be easily swayed.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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If they're irrelevant, why is Apple so concerned about them? If the shorter bar is better, it looks like the did great in that testing anyway.

To the OP, e-mail the file to "itasorATgmail.com" and I will host the file for you.
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
ITASOR said:
If they're irrelevant, why is Apple so concerned about them? If the shorter bar is better, it looks like the did great in that testing anyway.
The shorter bar is worse... but in the notes they remind you to take account of the fact that the benchmarking takes advantage of Altivec which Rosetta doesn't. It's also still benchmarking emulation and not native apps.
 

jared_kipe

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Dec 8, 2003
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Why would you say rosetta is slow? Seems like it keeps up considering it is emulated on a machine that will never be in the consumers hands, and has a processor that we don't even care about. Especially when the intel gpu is kicking it like that, hope that translates into good preformance in games, somone needs to kick in a better GPU and see how she runs.

Bottom line is, looks like Games will run OK on the mactels to come as they benifit the most from the lack on OpenGL emulation. So if the Powermactels will run cpu wise as fast as say.. dual 1.8G5s, then I'm happy with rosetta, and with better GPUs we can have good game stations without recompiling.