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17 inch 5400rpm benchmarks
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scott brown
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Sep 25, 2003, 06:50 PM
Results 113.01
System Info
Xbench Version 1.1.1
System Version 10.2.7 (6R55)
Physical RAM 1024 MB
Model PowerBook5,3
Processor PowerPC G4 @ 1.33 GHz
L1 Cache 32K (instruction), 32K (data)
L2 Cache 512K @ 1.33 GHz
Bus Frequency 167 MHz
Video Card ATY,RV350M10
Drive Type Hitachi HTS548080M9AT00
CPU Test 159.96
GCD Loop 154.70 6.04 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 160.68 581.06 Mflop/sec
AltiVec Basic 160.64 4.67 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 162.51 2.52 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 161.49 6.46 Mops/sec
Thread Test 85.09
Computation 83.21 666.19 Kops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 87.05 1.09 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 123.33
System 125.36
Allocate 237.92 160.43 Kalloc/sec
Fill 161.15 1282.72 MB/sec
Copy 73.96 369.78 MB/sec
Stream 121.37
Copy 121.43 887.68 MB/sec [altivec]
Scale 122.79 906.16 MB/sec [altivec]
Add 122.65 784.95 MB/sec [altivec]
Triad 118.70 725.25 MB/sec [altivec]
Quartz Graphics Test 147.05
Line 137.48 3.50 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle 127.44 8.97 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle 155.37 3.58 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier 147.73 1.61 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text 176.15 2.87 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test 107.29
Spinning Squares 107.29 75.08 frames/sec
User Interface Test 134.22
Elements 134.22 43.17 refresh/sec
Disk Test 81.57
Sequential 98.95
Uncached Write 102.92 40.97 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 88.97 34.73 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 136.47 21.60 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 82.37 33.28 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 69.38
Uncached Write 60.95 0.87 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 70.31 15.86 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 69.18 0.46 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 79.57 16.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
12in PB 867/640/60/SD/AE
17in PB 1.33/1GB/80(5400rpm)
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Sep 25, 2003, 06:55 PM
The overall score isn't all that impressive. Dunno why.

However, the hard drive score is very nice. Hopefully this will be an option when I get my G5 PowerBook in 2004H2.
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Sep 25, 2003, 07:32 PM
Results I've been seeing lately (not just for PowerBooks) make me wonder how much to rely on Xbench.

But I'd be interested to see how some HD-intensive apps benefit from the 5400 HD. No particular test, just anything someone can run on both drive types.
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Sep 25, 2003, 07:34 PM
overall score is highest on the xbench site (unless i'm blind, which is extremely possible)
12in PB 867/640/60/SD/AE
17in PB 1.33/1GB/80(5400rpm)
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