Running a video card benchmark on your Mac.

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  1. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    I don't know how many of you have heard of it, but you should download and try out open mark (http://www.giofx.net/GioFX/OpenMark.html). It runs a benchmark on your video card, and it can be slightly amusing to watch. It make a lot of revolving spheres in the application window. As the benchmark progresses, it makes more polygons (triangles in this case). It's actually really fascinating that a graphics card has the power to create over 7 million triangles at one time (it's interesting...).

    We could post our results here... THEORETICALLY, we should only have a few different sets of results... as mac users, our choice of video cards is very limited. So, lets test it out. Post your results and video card in this thread.

    NOTE: Run the benchmark. It's in the menu.
     
  2. rmlloyd macrumors newbie

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    Benchmark

    1,843,200 Triangles at 60fps
    4,010,112 Trangles at 30fps
    126,214,272 Traignles at 1fps (gfx card crying at this point)

    this is on an iMac with NVIDIA GeForce7600 GT Open GL Engine
    2.0 NVIDIA-1.4.56
     
  3. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    Go to the Openmark menu (the only menu there is) and select Run Benchmark.
    This is what my iMac gives me (256 meg VRAM x1600, first generation 20" core duo)

    11063 for me. Highest score wins :)
     
  4. FreedomFighter macrumors member

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    lol I am running a G5 imac with a ATI Radeon 9600 with 128mb Vram and I got 4147 :( a bit slow but the computer is getting a bit old but not bad or gaming if your not wanting full graphics settings

    P.S getting my new Imac shortly (07 Al 2.8 Ghz 24") that should get a better score
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    iMac AL 24" 2.4 GHz

    ATI Radeon HD2600 PRO OpenGL Engine
    1920x1200x32
    Score 6653
     
  6. gormond macrumors regular

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    I'm curious what you get at other resolutions like 1680x1050 if its no trouble :D
     
  7. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    MBP SR 2.4 C2D
    2GB Ram
    8600M GT 256MB
    1440x900x32
    Score 16313
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    1680x1050 is not an option here, it goes 1920x1200 ... 1344 x 840.

    ... sorry
     
  9. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    Powerbook G4 - 1.67Ghz - 128Mb 9700m - 1280x854

    Scored: 4718



    Interestingly, the software picked up my graphics chipset as a 9600XT



    It's also worth noting i have, safari, firefox, itunes, vlc, transmission and quicktime running, also it's been running for 97 days now. So on a fresh boot it may be slightly higher

    I need to hook it up to my 20in screen and see what it scores driving the extra pixels...
     
  10. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    13436

    My score is 13436.

    (And that's with a bunch of apps running, including Folding At Home.)
     

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  11. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used OpenMark before. Its a great tool to use when over clocking video cards since it will start to show artifacts if push the card too far.

    Another video card benchmark tool I like is Cinebench. Its cross platform and can give you an idea of how your system compares to others.
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    And my MacBook is bringing up the rear...
     

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  13. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    My ol' little iBook G4 pulled a 2765. Better than I expected.
     
  14. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    My 12" iBook G4 got a 2654.

    The Radeon 9550 isn't too bad for a laptop, and it would actually still be relatively decent (again, for a laptop) if it had come with more than 32 MB VRAM. The 128MB Radeon 9700 in beigematchbox's PBG4 scored almost double my iBook's 32MB 9550, and they both use a M9600 chipset (although the 9550 only has a 64-bit bus width).
     
  15. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, 903. With the iBooks getting 2500+, that... that's bad, man. I didn't realize the integrated graphics cards were THAT much worse than my old ibook g4 (which i don't have anymore, otherwise i'd test it).

    I feel for you.
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow nice scores.. the ibooks > than mb.. haha wow. i shall find out all my scores wen i get home. (ibook, mbp x1600, new 24' imac, g3 imac) :) ...lol
     
  17. gormond macrumors regular

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    I was really just wanting to see what your increase was if you dropped the resolution a bit, could you try the next available resolution down from 1920x1200 please.
     
  18. takao macrumors 68040

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    1st gen mac mini G4
    512 mb ram
    Radeon 9200
    1650x1050x32

    Score:
    1179
     
  19. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    iMac

    Score: 13189 - 1680x1050x32
    with camino open and burning a cd.
     
  20. macffooky macrumors regular

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    PowerBook G4 1.67GHz

    Sys Profile says I have an ATI Radeon 9700 but OpenMark says:

    ATI Radeon 9600 XT
    1440x960x32
    Score 5644
     
  21. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Its not all bad. I can pay my bills and watch youtube just as fast as a Mac Pro. I can also sit on the deck outside and reply to MacRumors threads. ;)

    At any rate, I am ordering 2 20"/2.4 iMacs as soon as Leopard is announced. :D
     
  22. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Mac Pro 2.66GHz with 7300GT video card

    final score: 8323
     
  23. Hawkeye44 macrumors newbie

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    16040

    Also resolution does not seem to affect my video card, 1680x1050 and 19200x1200 produce same result

    PMG5 Dual 2.3
    X1900GT (personal cooling mod, Zalman VF900 and thermaltake cl-c0025 sinks with silver adhesive and silver paste, yeah it's a monster)
     
  24. Hawkeye44 macrumors newbie

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    Just ran some tests on my G3/600 w/Radeon 7000 that I've mega OC'd, um, changing the GPU and Memory on it had NO EFFECT on the results (I changed them, alot). See notes with Aticellerator II, turns out 3dmark, processor dependent, does not test my GPU, use Chimera for that. Explains why my benchmarks are really close to the guy with 6800, we both have G5s, fascinating to note that G5s are really close to the firepower of the new Intels though, I always wondered that. Intels still run cooler though and draw less power for same performance that being said. Just means I won't be upgrading this tower to a new Intel anytime soon.
     

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