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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:10 am    Post subject: xbench 1.2 Reply with quote

Hey, what kinds of overall scores on xbench 1.2 are you guys getting? I ran 41.00 overall, with internal disk. I then ran it from my new Maxtor One Touch II 7200rpm 250gig 16meg cache firewire and got an overall of 50 which I think is pretty good judging a list of other xbench scores, actually it was the highest one I could find. The external disk sure has sped things up for me..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a 41.04 with xbench 1.2. What's up with that? The numbers were much higher before downloading 1.2.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I get a 41.04 with xbench 1.2. What's up with that? The numbers were much higher before downloading 1.2.


1.2 re-calibrated the 100 point baseline to a 2.0 GHz G5 running Tiger. Therefore you're essentially operating off of a new scale which can't be compared directly to scores from older xbench releases.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I figured after looking at the results page. My heart skipped a beat after seeing the score. I was like WTF? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andp wrote:
That's what I figured after looking at the results page. My heart skipped a beat after seeing the score. I was like WTF? Laughing


Mee too, I recalled seeing older scores of over 100, and when I benched my mini and got half that I thought something was wrong! hehe
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still pulling 103.99. Of course that is on my PowerMac G5. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm still pulling 103.99. Of course that is on my PowerMac G5. Laughing


That's not fair! Wink

What PowerMac do you have? How much memory do you got in that bad boy?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm still pulling 103.99. Of course that is on my PowerMac G5. Laughing


I bet that if you overclock the mini to 1.67, connect a fast 3.5" drive via 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor, and put a gig in there, the gap would close a little bit...

Anyone has this configuration to try it out???

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bsnoel wrote:
I'm still pulling 103.99. Of course that is on my PowerMac G5. Laughing


I bet that if you overclock the mini to 1.67, connect a fast 3.5" drive via 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor, and put a gig in there, the gap would close a little bit...

Anyone has this configuration to try it out???

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Well, My Mini is not over-clocked, but it does have the 7200 RPM Hitachi drive in it. That gave me a 43.03 in Xbench.

I doubt that over-clocking the Mini is going to narrow the gap that much. The Mini runs a 166MHz Front Side Bus VS dual independent bidirectional FSBs @1.15GHz in the PowerMac. On the new 2.7 GHz PowerMac model the FSB translates to a mind numbing 21.6 GBps of bandwidth. Then there is the 2 processors against 1 issue. In other words, it's just not a fair comparison the PowerMac cost a full $2000.00 more than the 1.25GHz Mini. However, the Mini is still one of the funnest Macs ever created.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
Gmas wrote:
bsnoel wrote:
I'm still pulling 103.99. Of course that is on my PowerMac G5. Laughing


I bet that if you overclock the mini to 1.67, connect a fast 3.5" drive via 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor, and put a gig in there, the gap would close a little bit...

Anyone has this configuration to try it out???

Gmas.


Well, My Mini is not over-clocked, but it does have the 7200 RPM Hitachi drive in it. That gave me a 43.03 in Xbench.

I doubt that over-clocking the Mini is going to narrow the gap that much. The Mini runs a 166MHz Front Side Bus VS dual independent bidirectional FSBs @1.15GHz in the PowerMac. On the new 2.7 GHz PowerMac model the FSB translates to a mind numbing 21.6 GBps of bandwidth. Then there is the 2 processors against 1 issue. In other words, it's just not a fair comparison the PowerMac cost a full $2000.00 more than the 1.25GHz Mini. However, the Mini is still one of the funnest Macs ever created.



You are right, it will never compare, but...the average XBench score on the minis is around 37, you got 43 from an HD upgrade. Now, there is a mod in which someone connected a 3.5" drive directly to the computer by means of a 2.5 to 3.5 IDE adaptor, not firewire. His Xbench results (old numbers) were 150 (withour overclocking). Add 1.67 to that equation and I bet you could get the mini to go to the mid fifties...or higher maybe.

Still, you are right, there is no comparison.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran it three times and got:

45.18
46.00
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Thats a 45.23 average. My mini Specs are in my sig.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a 43. This new grading scale depresses me. I like it better when we were in the hundreds. It just sounded faster! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran it on my bone stock 1.42Ghz/512/80 gig mini and got 37. The hard drive bottleneck is very apparent when you compare the mini results to any G5. I need to bump up my RAM and get a faster drive in there and that should help quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

twalker294 wrote:
I ran it on my bone stock 1.42Ghz/512/80 gig mini and got 37. The hard drive bottleneck is very apparent when you compare the mini results to any G5. I need to bump up my RAM and get a faster drive in there and that should help quite a bit.


I'd like to see a score for a 1.42 with 1GB and 7,200RPM internal hard drive. I could see a mini with those specs hitting 60. I need to take a closer look at results page to see if one is posted.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
twalker294 wrote:
I ran it on my bone stock 1.42Ghz/512/80 gig mini and got 37. The hard drive bottleneck is very apparent when you compare the mini results to any G5. I need to bump up my RAM and get a faster drive in there and that should help quite a bit.


I'd like to see a score for a 1.42 with 1GB and 7,200RPM internal hard drive. I could see a mini with those specs hitting 60. I need to take a closer look at results page to see if one is posted.

Read a few posts back they got a 50 with a hatachi 7200. i don't know if it is an average or the highest mark they got.
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