All Macs In-Depth Tests
Performance Comparison between OS Versions

The graphs below represent a performance comparison between Mac OS versions 8.0, and 8.1. The drive was not updated to the new HSF+ standard for these tests. Test were performed on a PowerMac 9500/200. These are real world "stopwatch" tests as described below. OS 8.1 scores reflect the percentage of time taken to perform a task relative to 8.0 which receives a score of 100%. Shorter bars equals better performance.

For the test below a folder totalling 65MB in size and containing 1,000 files were duplicated

 

For the test below a folder totalling 65MB in size and containing 1,000 files was deleted from the trash

 

Reboot times with System extensions only are compared in the test below



Time to launch Photoshop 4.0 compared

 

Time to relaunch Photoshop 4.0 compared

 

Time to launch Netscape Communicator 4.0 compared

 

Time to relaunch Netscape Communicator 4.0 compared

 

Time to open 10MB Photoshop file compared

 

Time to save 10MB Photoshop file compared

 

Scrolling from top to bottom of 1.5MB ClarisWorks 4.0 document

 

The Floating Point scores below are from MacBench - longer bars equals better performance