Odd VPC 7 benchmarks

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KawaiiAurora, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

    KawaiiAurora

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    Hmm, I ran SiSoft Sandra 2001SE on my 1GHz PowerBook G4 and I got this..
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    So, it claims it's as powerful as a 1.6GHz Pentium 4... I allocated 384MB of RAM btw and it's running MicroXP. What's the actual peformance? Asking because I wanna run some stuff from my childhood :)

    5.31GHz CPU lol
     
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

    Dronecatcher

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    My personal experience on various Macs is that you can comfortably emulate a Pentium 2 at 166Mhz - though that doesn't mean you can't run software that's designed for a higher CPU.
    There's so many variables you just have to try it and see. One thing I've never found satisfactory is DOS under VPC - even though logic would dictate that should run fastest.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Note too that if you are using ethernet, VPC will tell you that it's a 10Mbps connection. That's false. It's simply what the system reports. The actual speed is whatever your connection is.

    I found this out while trying to look for a faster driver.
     

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