From the SE to the G3, Mac Processor Chip Performance Comparison- MacBench

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Below you will find various processor comparisons for CPUs installed on Mac OS based computers. For the most part Processor speed, data bus speed and L2 Cache amounts are consistent within each comparison. Where this is not the case it has been noted. Testing was done using MacBench longer bars equals faster performance

SM = StarMax PM = PowerMac PF = Performa
B = designates bus speed in hrz C = amount of L2 Cache

G3 vs 604e (not Mach 5)



603e vs 604e



601 vs 604



603 vs 601



680X0 Processors

*note processor speeds and bus speeds are not consistent on machines below*

SM = StarMax
PM = PowerMac
PF = Performa
B = designates bus speed in hrz
C = amount of L2 Cache

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