The graphs below represent a performance comparison between
older and discontinued Mac models and Mac clones. Testing
was done using MacBench with most results supplied by Ziff-Davis
Labs. 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. For detailed information on configurations either
download the MacBench software or email me. Performance results
for new models will be added to this page as they become available.
Keep in mind when comparing results that they can only be
accurately compared to results from the same version of MacBench.
You cannot compare 4.0 results to 3.0 results etc.
Floating Point Test
Disk Mix Test
Publishing Disk Mix Test
Graphics Mix Test
Publishing Graphics Mix Test
Publishing Graphics Mix
CD Rom Mix Test
DC = Disk Cache (not L2 Cache) which is set in the memory
control panel It is important to keep Disk Cache 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
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