X bench - MBA 11.6 vs Macbook 1,1

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wfielder84246, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. wfielder84246 macrumors member

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    I currently have a MacBook 1,1 but I've been contemplating the 11.6 inch / 1.6ghz / 4gb MBA for a while now. In an attempt to twist my arm even more in to dropping the cash for one I decided to compare the X bench results:

    http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=478705

    As expected, overall the MBA beat my Macbook 1,1 but my current laptop beat the MBA in the following categories by quite a considerable amount:

    OpenGL Graphics Test
    Spinning Squares
    User Interface Test
    Elements

    Why is this so and what does it mean?

    I tried searching the forum but couldn't gain a good answer.
     
  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    xbench is like a 4 year old benchmark software. its hard to really trust its tests when things have changed so much in that time
     
  3. wfielder84246, Dec 27, 2010
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    wfielder84246 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you understand what these benchmarks do. You wouldn't make a bizarre claim like this if you did.
     
  5. maz94protege macrumors member

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    just did a comparison myself with my 2GB 1.83ghz MB 1,1. I did however upgrade my HDD from the 5400rpm 60gb to a 320GB 7200prm. So my read/write speeds might be marginally faster, however i still see the 1.6 and 1.86ghz MBA models will be a great upgrade.

    This 5year old macbook has served me well, and after 2 batteries its a desktop computer for now....the MBA will be my next Mac.

    http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=478705&doc2=255132
     

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