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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: 10.5.7 osx upgrade boosted my xbench scores (long post). Reply with quote

Scores for my 2009 2.26ghz 4gb ram before and after update to osx 10.5.7 on MAY 13th.

143 to 152 with the freeagent for mac and firewire 800

202 to 211 with the intel x25e ssd

Bottom line the updates really speed up xbench.

10,5,6 on external freeagent for mac firewire 800_______10.5.7 update same gear

Results 143.06----------------------------------------------------- Results 152.09
System Info -------------------------------------------------------- System Info
Xbench Version 1.3 ----------------------------------------------- Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.5.6 (9G2030)------------------------------- System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
Physical RAM 4096 MB-------------------------------------------- Physical RAM 4096 MB
Model Macmini3,1-------------------------------------------------- Model Macmini3,1
Drive Type Seagate FreeAgent FW------------------------------- Drive Type Seagate FreeAgent FW
CPU Test 140.47--------------------------------------------------- CPU Test 152.96
GCD Loop 244.94 12.91 Mops/sec------------------------------ GCD Loop 262.57 13.84 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 120.93 2.87 Gflop/sec-------------------- Floating Point Basic 128.21 3.05 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 96.34 3.18 Gflop/sec-------------------------------- vecLib FFT 107.80 3.56 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 174.07 30.31---------------------------- Mops/sec Floating Point Library 189.91 33.07 Mops/sec
Thread Test 245.05----------------------------------------------- Thread Test 282.95
Computation 352.47 7.14 Mops/sec, 4 threads--------------- Computation 445.03 9.02 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 187.81 8.08 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads--------- Lock Contention 207.41 8.92 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 180.76---------------------------------------------- Memory Test 182.27
System 204.84---------------------------------------------------- System 210.03
Allocate 261.38 959.86 Kalloc/sec------------------------------ Allocate 258.72 950.12 Kalloc/sec
Fill 171.37 8332.61 MB/sec-------------------------------------- Fill 174.92 8504.83 MB/sec
Copy 200.61 4143.53 MB/sec----------------------------------- Copy 212.70 4393.22 MB/sec
Stream 161.75---------------------------------------------------- Stream 160.99
Copy 154.14 3183.76 MB/sec----------------------------------- Copy 154.37 3188.52 MB/sec
Scale 153.51 3171.42 MB/sec---------------------------------- Scale 152.39 3148.36 MB/sec
Add 171.34 3649.93 MB/sec------------------------------------ Add 170.78 3637.99 MB/sec
Triad 169.75 3631.37 MB/sec----------------------------------- Triad 168.06 3595.18 MB/sec
Quartz Graphics Test 192.73------------------------------------ Quartz Graphics Test 210.75
Line 158.14 10.53 Klines/sec [50% alpha]------------------- Line 168.72 11.23 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 200.91 59.98 Krects/sec [50% alpha]------------ Rectangle 221.78 66.21 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 162.07 13.21 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]---------------- Circle 181.36 14.78 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 163.14 4.11 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]---------------- Bezier 177.67 4.48 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 426.79 26.70 Kchars/sec---------------------------------- Text 465.97 29.15 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test 138.45----------------------------------- OpenGL Graphics Test 147.63
Spinning Squares 138.45 175.64 frames/sec------------------Spinning Squares 147.63 187.28 frames/sec
User Interface Test 287.63--------------------------------------- User Interface Test 333.21
Elements 287.63 1.32 Krefresh/sec----------------------------- Elements 333.21 1.53 Krefresh/sec
Disk Test 61.31----------------------------------------------------- Disk Test 62.70
Sequential 85.54--------------------------------------------------- Sequential 97.34
Uncached Write 126.48 77.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]------------ Uncached Write 126.52 77.68 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 119.92 67.85 MB/sec [256K blocks]--------- Uncached Write 119.81 67.79 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 41.23 12.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]-------------- Uncached Read 54.22 15.87 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 159.66 80.24 MB/sec [256K blocks]--------- Uncached Read 156.26 78.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 47.78----------------------------------------------------- Random 46.25
Uncached Write 15.75 1.67 MB/sec [4K blocks]-------------- Uncached Write 15.12 1.60 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 202.03 64.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]-------- Uncached Write 198.02 63.39 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 109.34 0.77 MB/sec [4K blocks]-------------- Uncached Read 109.20 0.77 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 163.49 30.34 MB/sec [256K blocks]----------Uncached Read 162.32 30.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]

WITH THE intel X-25E AS INTERNAL SSD 10.5.6------------------------------------------WITH the new 10.5.7 update and the intel ssd

Results 202.56--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Results 211.39
System Info------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Info
Xbench Version 1.3---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.5.6 (9G2030)----------------------------------------------------------- System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
Physical RAM 4096 MB------------------------------------------------------------------------ Physical RAM 4096 MB
Model Macmini3,1------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Model Macmini3,1
Drive Type SSDSA2SH032G1GN INTEL----------------------------------------------------- Drive Type SSDSA2SH032G1GN INTEL
CPU Test 135.91------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Test 152.70
GCD Loop 242.84 12.80 Mops/sec---------------------------------------------------------- GCD Loop 264.55 13.94 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 111.42 2.65 Gflop/sec------------------------------------------------ Floating Point Basic 128.06 3.04 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 94.15 3.11 Gflop/sec------------------------------------------------------------ vecLib FFT 106.94 3.53 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 174.98 30.47 Mops/sec-------------------------------------------- Floating Point Library 190.28 33.13 Mops/sec
Thread Test 319.25-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thread Test 265.56
Computation 454.89 9.22 Mops/sec, 4 threads-------------------------------------------- Computation 349.75 7.09 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 245.92 10.58 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads------------------------------------- Lock Contention 214.04 9.21 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 175.38------------------------------------------------------------------------- Memory Test 184.42
System 196.93------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System 213.71
Allocate 237.33 871.54 Kalloc/sec---------------------------------------------------------- Allocate 278.33 1.02 Malloc/sec
Fill 164.75 8010.35 MB/sec------------------------------------------------------------------ Fill 174.40 8479.60 MB/sec
Copy 202.00 4172.23 MB/sec--------------------------------------------------------------- Copy 212.28 4384.58 MB/sec
Stream 158.08-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stream 162.19
Copy 151.40 3127.09 MB/sec----------------------------------------------------------------Copy 156.32 3228.72 MB/sec
Scale 148.46 3067.13 MB/sec---------------------------------------------------------------- Scale 152.63 3153.32 MB/sec
Add 166.98 3557.13 MB/sec------------------------------------------------------------------ Add 170.95 3641.61 MB/sec
Triad 167.38 3580.73 MB/sec---------------------------------------------------------------- Triad 170.54 3648.28 MB/sec
Quartz Graphics Test 190.20----------------------------------------------------------------- Quartz Graphics Test 211.15
Line 150.95 10.05 Klines/sec [50% alpha]-------------------------------------------------- Line 170.80 11.37 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 198.89 59.38 Krects/sec [50% alpha]------------------------------------------- Rectangle 219.10 65.41 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 166.75 13.59 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]---------------------------------------------- Circle 181.04 14.76 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 157.69 3.98 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]---------------------------------------------- Bezier 178.17 4.49 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 435.44 27.24 Kchars/sec---------------------------------------------------------------- Text 470.70 29.44 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test 133.29---------------------------------------------------------------- OpenGL Graphics Test 143.30
Spinning Squares 133.29 169.08 frames/sec-----------------------------------------------Spinning Squares 143.30 181.79 frames/sec
User Interface Test 313.81------------------------------------------------------------------- User Interface Test 330.10
Elements 313.81 1.44 Krefresh/sec--------------------------------------------------------- Elements 330.10 1.51 Krefresh/sec
Disk Test 413.49------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Disk Test 379.79
Sequential 257.15----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sequential 240.20
Uncached Write 309.68 190.14 MB/sec [4K blocks]---------------------------------------- Uncached Write 331.36 203.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 294.02 166.36 MB/sec [256K blocks]------------------------------------- Uncached Write 303.78 171.88 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 145.11 42.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]----------------------------------------- Uncached Read 125.83 36.82 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 491.67 247.11 MB/sec [256K blocks]------------------------------------- Uncached Read 417.42 209.79 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 1054.86------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Random 906.77
Uncached Write 1168.26123.67 MB/sec [4K blocks]--------------------------------------- Uncached Write 1291.32136.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 614.11 196.60 MB/sec [256K blocks]------------------------------------- Uncached Write 542.38 173.64 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 2450.1017.36 MB/sec [4K blocks]----------------------------------------- Uncached Read 1302.729.23 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 1111.74206.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]-------------------------------------Uncached Read 975.15 180.95 MB/sec [256K blocks]






The disk test falls off a bit with the new update, but it is the fastest disk in the world and for the little bit of disk falloff the cpu jumps from 135.91 to 152.70. The machine is really fast.

While doing the updates I found a virus that I killed. I think the confricker. It would not let me load the new update to the intel ssd. Lucky for me the ssd is tiny (32gb) with only programs and apps. It had about 15gb of info. I booted with the updated freeagent and erased the intel ssd with a 7 zero pass. Only a half hour to do that. Then I partitioned it did a fresh install from dvd. Ran an xbench with the 10.5.6 install. Then I ran the 10.5.7 update. So if you run this update and it says f you " I wont load the update" you may have the confricker virus. It said there was corrupted files and ended the update. I was lucky the small ssd had the virus not the big freeagent. would have taken a lot longer to fix the problem.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cleaned up the above post this morning for better reading.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you're running Windows on your Mac, there's no way you got Conficker, as it's Windows-only.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what I thought. Well what ever the virus was it is gone.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@philiparcario

Confricker causing Mac's to have update problems!? Highly unlikely. Anyhow congrats on the xBench boost. Mine actually fell 8-10 points. RAM usage seems to be higher for some reason on my machine. Roughly 100mb more usage at a idle.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To provide some perspective to philiparcario's scores and fun, here is one generated with the original macmini1.25 1gb ram and hitachi hd. About 4-5 times lower. I don't have the 10.5.6 score, but suspect the changes to be minimal. Actually 10.5.7 feels slightly slower as I notice more disk activity.

Results 40.28
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
Physical RAM 1024 MB
Model PowerMac10,1
Processor PowerPC G4 @ 1.25 GHz
L1 Cache 32K (instruction), 32K (data)
L2 Cache 512K @ 1.25 GHz
Bus Frequency 167 MHz
Video Card ATY,RV280
Drive Type Hitachi HTS541616J9AT00 Hitachi HTS541616J9AT00
CPU Test 60.00
GCD Loop 101.99 5.38 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 43.94 1.04 Gflop/sec
AltiVec Basic 248.05 9.89 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 48.01 1.58 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 38.60 6.72 Mops/sec
Thread Test 45.60
Computation 53.69 1.09 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 39.63 1.71 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 36.30
System 34.01
Allocate 206.21 757.29 Kalloc/sec
Fill 34.49 1677.12 MB/sec
Copy 18.39 379.86 MB/sec
Stream 38.92
Copy 42.75 883.08 MB/sec [altivec]
Scale 43.38 896.31 MB/sec [altivec]
Add 36.97 787.52 MB/sec [altivec]
Triad 34.14 730.34 MB/sec [altivec]
Quartz Graphics Test 60.32
Line 42.76 2.85 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 55.46 16.56 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 49.78 4.06 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 67.30 1.70 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 153.15 9.58 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test 63.14
Spinning Squares 63.14 80.10 frames/sec
User Interface Test 19.29
Elements 19.29 88.55 refresh/sec
Disk Test 42.73
Sequential 80.18
Uncached Write 75.72 46.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 72.88 41.23 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 86.24 25.24 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 87.99 44.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 29.13
Uncached Write 10.33 1.09 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 63.96 20.48 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 67.54 0.48 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 99.46 18.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]

philiparcario, in another thread I read you modded and tested a few macminis. In a quiet room, did you hear or notice the c2d cpu whine (a high pitch noise)?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have old ears (52) with lots of rock and roll on them. But yes I have heard a few sounds from the new minis 2009 models and the refurb 2008 models. That could be called a whine. what is your exact model and hdd drive?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still using the macmini g4 <grin>, and do not own a macmini c2d yet for reason below.

A few years ago I bought a pc notebook with a c2d and heard the noise (not from hd or fan). It is high pitch, like a whistle sound. As there is little physical distance to the machine with notebooks, I found it annoying with my less old ears (36), and therefore returned it with some trouble to put it mildly. I later discovered on the internet this noise is called a "whine" and is a problem with mobile c2d chips, and may be louder on some machines (depending on the enclosure?).

I was hoping Intel resolved it by now, and the macmini 2009 did not have this issue. It looks like I'll be using my current mini a bit longer. Do you have a video demonstrating the speed of your macmini with x25-e?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no i should make one . to tell the truth my digital camera will do it I have never uploaded a video only pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to it. My mini can't handle anything over 480p or youtube HD, so please in SD. And thanks for your feedback on the noise question, saving me from some headaches.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philiparcario, very interesting, my new mini 2,0 went from 138 to 144 with no problems to report.
I've got some HD noise with WD320. For now a 4 pieces of felt are under it until I get some gooey silicone sticky pads.

I'd love to see a vid of your SSD machine!!! Very Happy
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