Performance Comparison Of Discontinued and Miscelaneous Models -1996


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The graphs below represent a performance comparison between different Mac and Mac Clone models that are now discontinued or were released some time ago. Testing was done using MacBench. Results from version 4.0 cannot be accurately compared to result from earlier versions of MacBench. MacBench profiles popular software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Word 6.0 and QuarkXpress among a variety of others and applies these profiles to the various subsystems being tested. See this description of what MacBench tests and how. Longer bars equals faster performance. Models tested were for the most part base models as shipped from supplier. For detailed information on configurations either download the MacBench software or email me.

Processor Test

Processor Graph

Floating Point Test

Floating Point Graph

Disk Mix Test

Disk Mix Graph

Publishing Disk Mix Test

Publishing Disk Mix Graph

Graphics Mix Test

Graphics Graph

Publishing Graphics Mix Test

Publishing Graphics Mix Graph

CD Rom Mix Test

CD Rom Mix Graph

  • PM = PowerMac

  • DC= Disk Cache set in the memory control panel. It is important to keep the setting differences in mind when assessing and comparing Disk Mix and Publishing Disk Mix scores. To see how Disk Cache level effects performance check the Disk Cache Page