Oh my Lord, my 2.8ghz just murdered my 3ghz octo

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  1. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    So I run a simple benchmark on every mac I get. I record a show with EyeTV. I record 1:01hr and then encode it to ipod at the highest settings. Here are the results for my mac pros.


    - 4 core 2.66ghz old mac prow/6gb ram: 1:07:37 hrs
    - 8 core 3ghz old mac pro w/9gb ram: 0:46:52 hrs
    - 8 core 2.8ghz New mac pro w/2gb ram: 0:27:15 hrs

    That is freakin umbelievable. I can't wait to test it when my other 8gb of ram gets here. I think its safe to say that the new 3ghz octo is twice as fast at the last version. WOW!


    Oh, and just in case you are curious. My mac mini with the elgato Turbo .264 got 1:20:17 hrs.
     
  2. kabunaru Guest

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    Unbelievable. :eek:
    These new Mac Pros are screamers. :D
     
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    Tower of 8-core power. I love this machine as well. Best investment ever made. Blows my G4 (now a paper weight) away! lol
     
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    By the way, the highest temp the cpu ever got was 39c. Now that is cool.
     
  6. Rowlander macrumors member

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    Pardon my language, but KICK A$$!

    I´m sure you used the same encoding settings but maybe the time also differs, if the content of the video has more or less movement, but that can´t have that much of an impact. Hard to believe, the difference is that huge! :eek:

    Very, very impressive from which ever angle you look at it. Now if only they would start shipping the Mac Pros with the 8800GTs. :eek:
     
  7. macenforcer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I actually use the same exact tv recording for all my tests. Episode of stargate sg-1 called Fragile Balance. That is the episode where O'neil is cloned and returns as a kid.
     
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    Oh snap! that is quite the slaughter.

    this makes me even more anxious for the 8800gt to start shipping so I can have mine.
     
  9. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Wow I'm impressed. Any doubt I had about buying an 8 core 2.8GHz Mac Pro have just been flushed down the toilet lol.

    Can't wait to get mine now :D
     
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    Still blows my mind. The best part about it is, it's only got 2GB RAM.
     
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    With a 2.8 octo on order and being an EyeTV user this is very promising :)
    Thanks for the comparison! Real-world, instead of all the synthetic benchmark uselessness most people post up.
     
  13. macenforcer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Elgato's EyeTV version 2.5.2
     
  14. macenforcer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I expect those numbers to improve once I can get matched pairs in there per barefeats recommendation.
     
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    Compressor 3 also does some damage too. lol Encoding 1 hour of video with 1 core takes about 1 hour, turning on all 8-cores, 10 minutes! Insanely fast!
     
  16. Rowlander macrumors member

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    I see. That´s mindblowing.

    While we are talking about speed: How fast does it boot and shut down?
    I´m just asking because my current PC takes foreeever for both.
    But don´t feel obligated to get out a stopwatch, I´m just trying to make the time pass by faster. :rolleyes: I´d just like to hear an estimate.
    We need an entire thread with a bunch of these "This is how fast my new Mac Pro is:"-posts. :D
     
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    The new memory controller certainly does wonders :)
     
  18. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    ... yes, but is it hip?
     
  19. macenforcer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just broke out the stop watch just for you. 31 seconds to password prompt.
     
  20. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Hip? Of course. The machine looks so dominant. I kinda want my friend to take the side panel and cut out the Apple logo and put plexiglas there so I can look in it. haha.
     
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    Oh and another thing. The whole time it was encoding the fans never increased in speed. It is really remarkable.
     
  22. kabunaru Guest

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    These new Mac Pros are the best computers in the world. :)
     
  23. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    I'll second that motion, and the computer is just quiet in general. I can never tell if its still on. lol
     
  24. Rowlander macrumors member

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    LOL.
    Even better: The Mac Pro is so powerful, it doesn´t bother trying to be hip. That´s the definition of cool in my understanding. :cool:
    Maybe that´s why they haven´t changed the casing in years: Just pure power. Never out of style. Unlike lots of other old Apple-designs.

    I need to stop "nerding out" about the Mac Pro. Makes me look like a fool and the waiting even more difficult.

    Sounds good. That´s hardly enough to get a cup of coffee. ;)
     
  25. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Or a glass of water for that matter. I was installing a program and had to restart. As soon as I hit "restart," I got up to go in the kitchen to get some water thinking I'd have enough time. Nope, restarted before I even left the room. haha.
     

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