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How does your Mac stack up? - Xbench


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MBP 15" (2011) 2.0 Ghz Quad i7, 90 GB OCZ SSD, 4GB RAM


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...and turn off all unnecessary background processes
Before I start running this on my two machines (1999 G4 PowerMac running Panther and 2008 Mac Pro 3.1 running Snow Leopard), can anyone give me a list of which background processes are safe to switch off?

ADDED LATER:

OK, 4pm and no answers forthcoming, so I went ahead, shut down every application and ran the tests:

PowerMac G4 Graphite (AGP/Sawtooth)
1.4GHz Sonnet CPU
2GB PC100
80GB System drive (65GB free space)




2008 Mac Pro 3,1 Dual Quad-core 2.8GHz
12GB PC2-6400
320GB System drive (170GB free space)



Verdict: to be honest, given that the Mac Pro has 8 x as many processors all running at twice the clock speed of the G4 and 6 x as much RAM running at 8 x the bus speed, I expected a bigger difference. A lot bigger.


ADDED LATER STILL!

OK, now I've seen pigoo3's post about Xbench under-reporting on 8-core Mac Pro machines. That might go some way to explaining things...
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2010 27" iMac, first one is a test including the HDD, second is without... big difference..
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Many other Apple bits...
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Here's the latest MBA with the 1.8 i7.

Check out those memory and disk scores.


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Here's the latest MBA with the 1.8 i7.

Check out those memory and disk scores.

Interesting. I tried running XBench this morning and it hung, I assumed it was a Lion issue.

But that SSD benchmark is really amazing. The overall blows my MBP out of the water, just based on that alone.

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Yours may be hanging the same place as mine - leave out the Thread test. Don't think it's working in Lion.

I should rerun it on my MBP since I've got scores in SL on that one - check and see if the OS is having an affect on any of the other scores.

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Mine hung when I tried to run xbench under lion a couple weeks ago, also on the thread test. I'm leaving it out and giving it a go later, along with the new 1.6GHz i5 MBA that my fiancee just got.

I'm sure with the thread test, the CPU differences would be even more apparent. I'm more surprised by how hard that SSD spanks mine!

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Here are the xbench results of a 13 inch 2011 Macbook Pro i5 with a Samsung m8 1tb HDD for any of you who were looking for some room to "grow"



Results 179.27
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.6.7 (10J4139)
Physical RAM 4096 MB
Model MacBookPro8,1
Drive Type SAMSUNG HN-M101MBB
CPU Test 217.53
GCD Loop 293.12 15.45 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 197.49 4.69 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 141.36 4.66 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 352.26 61.34 Mops/sec
Thread Test 373.24
Computation 416.18 8.43 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 338.33 14.56 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 482.97
System 457.01
Allocate 752.79 2.76 Malloc/sec
Fill 385.85 18761.02 MB/sec
Copy 378.17 7810.91 MB/sec
Stream 512.06
Copy 497.68 10279.37 MB/sec
Scale 497.10 10269.93 MB/sec
Add 532.93 11352.58 MB/sec
Triad 522.40 11175.50 MB/sec
Quartz Graphics Test 279.55
Line 248.96 16.58 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 313.59 93.62 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 264.12 21.53 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 271.21 6.84 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 311.83 19.51 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test 130.95
Spinning Squares 130.95 166.12 frames/sec
User Interface Test 402.85
Elements 402.85 1.85 Krefresh/sec
Disk Test 62.48
Sequential 152.91
Uncached Write 150.24 92.24 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 139.11 78.71 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 164.81 48.23 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 160.08 80.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 39.26
Uncached Write 14.24 1.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 108.26 34.66 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 69.10 0.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 125.74 23.33 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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Quote:
Originally Posted by espi View Post
Before I start running this on my two machines (1999 G4 PowerMac running Panther and 2008 Mac Pro 3.1 running Snow Leopard), can anyone give me a list of which background processes are safe to switch off?

ADDED LATER:

OK, 4pm and no answers forthcoming, so I went ahead, shut down every application and ran the tests:

PowerMac G4 Graphite (AGP/Sawtooth)
1.4GHz Sonnet CPU
2GB PC100
80GB System drive (65GB free space)




2008 Mac Pro 3,1 Dual Quad-core 2.8GHz
12GB PC2-6400
320GB System drive (170GB free space)



Verdict: to be honest, given that the Mac Pro has 8 x as many processors all running at twice the clock speed of the G4 and 6 x as much RAM running at 8 x the bus speed, I expected a bigger difference. A lot bigger.


ADDED LATER STILL!

OK, now I've seen pigoo3's post about Xbench under-reporting on 8-core Mac Pro machines. That might go some way to explaining things...
You, sir, need to get yourself an SSD. That will certainly improve your score.
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I just got this 17in Macbook Pro on Friday, the things really flies.. The thing that impressed me was how cool it runs after hearing so many stories about a heat problem.. In real life benchmarks don't mean much but..........

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