Quick geek bench questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cfII, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. cfII macrumors regular

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    I just ran geek bench and there was a 1500 point difference betwen on battery and on ac power, why is this?

    battery: 9000
    A/C power: 10,480

    Are these good scores?
     
  2. laxman101 macrumors regular

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    I get around 9000 with my 2.0 ghz 15" 4GB ram on A/C power. Some settings might change with the lack of A/C. Are you using 32 or 64 bit?
     
  3. cfII thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just used the free 32 bit version
     
  4. laxman101 macrumors regular

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    Same here
     
  5. cfII thread starter macrumors regular

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    So laptops LITERALLY have more power when on A/C?
     
  6. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    The default behavior for most mobile chipsets is to reduce power consumption when not running on AC. In the past, the technology has been called various names such as SpeedStep (Intel) and PowerNow! (AMD), but the end result is the same. So it's not so much that they "literally have more power" on AC, but rather that mobile parts will clock down to a lower voltage/speed when not on AC to extend battery life.
     
  7. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    Never realize its a big different!
     
  8. Contiguous macrumors member

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    Hm, that's odd, I actually had a performance decrease when I plugged it in (went from 10000 down to 9600). I chalked it up to the 32 bit not being as accurate. Still loads higher than my sister's brand new XPS, and that's what counts. :D
     
  9. ciccio823 macrumors newbie

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    Geekbench scores

    I am experiencing too some weird results with Geekbench...
    I always get a score of 1380 and my model's average is about 2500.

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    What is wrong with it?
     

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