Wow, my MBP only gets 123 on Xbench...

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  1. DDar macrumors 6502

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    Is it just me, or does that seem a bit... Low?
    It's a 17'' with a widescreen, 2.5 Ghz Core 2 Duo Processor and 2 GB of RAM.

    Especially compared to the Mac Pro's 9000+...

    Heck, even the baseline iMac that we have in the house got 160!

    WTF!?
     

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    try it without the hd test

    macpros do not get 9000 in xbench, maybe you are thinking of geekbench scores
     
  3. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh! Yeah, I am. What's the difference though?


    Did it without the Disk test. It's even lower now! Dx
     

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  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Wow, results is 205 points!! I've seen a 2.66ghz mac pro score 185~ :eek:


    [​IMG] I just installed the istat pro and looked at the SSD drives temperature... at 0 degrees~!!! :eek::eek::eek: And I've been running my mbp for 6 hours straight now d/ling alot of files and extracting 9gb files.
     
  6. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh... well that looks a little better... It seems to be around the mid-end as far as MBPs go though...
     

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  7. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but that's because your Disk data is insanely fast. O_O
     
  8. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol, for some reason I thought it was 106, not 206. xD

    My bad. =)
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    they are just different benchmarking utilities. i like geekbench more as xbench is not reliable from my experience (same machine gets pretty different scores on different runs and same setups but different physical machines will not score the same)

    lol i was confused by that too. op, your scores improved by quite a bit by not including the hd
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    which really shows when my hackintosh scores a 214 in xbench with it being quad core and all lol
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I think xbench is more accurate showing more details on scores than geekbench.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how is it more accurate if it doesnt even test more than one core for example among other issues i have with xbench?


    another good benchmark app is cinebench
     
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    If what you say is true, that means the same goes for every single multicore machine thus making them accurate.

    Like the mac pro will only test 1 core, the macbook will test 1 core, macbook pro will run 1 core and etc.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    which means a quad core 2.4ghz will score the same as a single core 2.4ghz which would score the same as a octo core at 2.4 ghz in terms of processor scores

    how is that accurate at all if you dont take the entire performance of the machine?
     
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  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    except its not just as easy as simply multiplying by the number of cores.
     
  17. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Just ran this for fun on my 2.8 Octo-core mac pro.

    Geekbench 32bit:
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    Geekbench 64bit
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    I ran Xbench and got 185 with Hard drive test included(On a 10k Raptor drive), and 240 without the hard drive test.
     
  18. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    SSD (Solid State) hard drives dont have any temperature because theres no moving parts or current resistance to create heat, theyre basically glorified thumb sticks (memory sticks) so of course they wont get hot.
     
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    so explain why my thumb drives get warm lol

    doesnt have any temperature eh? even if that were true, which it isnt by the way, dont you think itd be at least ambient temp and not 0 deg C lol

    just because there are no moving parts doesnt mean energy and thus heat arent needed/outputted
     
  20. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Your memory stick (thumb drive) gets warm because the computer has to send electrical energy from the USB port into the usb stick so you can send/recieve data from it. This electrical current recieves resistance before going into the memory chip in the stick, however the actual memory chip, which is a SSD has no electrical resistance due to the data being stored in a block based wear leveling system and therefore no heat is generated.

    And i meant that the solid state drive in the Macbooks doesnt generate any heat, of course its going to match any ambient temperature.
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    so in other words, an ssd drive uses electricity and thus generates heat when used lol. on a side note, a hdd doesnt generate any heat either if no electricity is powering it!

    there is electrical resistance in ssd drives as well, they arent super conductors you know.
     
  22. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Either way, I've been heavily using my mbp for 9 hours now straight and the left palm rest is very very cool to touch, feels like there is no hdd in the left palm rest area! Finally awesome! :p
     
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    and by your benchmark numbers, seems to be well worth it performance wise too!
     

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