The graphs below represent a performance comparison
between discontinued Mac models and Mac clones that were available
in early 1996. Testing was done using MacBench
3.0 with results. Results from version 3.0 cannot be accurately
compared to result from other 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
of what MacBench tests and how. Longer bars equals faster
Floating Point Test
Disk Mix Test
Publishing Disk Mix
Graphics Mix Test
Publishing Graphics Mix
CD ROM Mix
In cases where there is more than one version of a model
shipped the attributes of the model tested are given.
R=RAM, C=L2 Cache, ATI=XClaim GA video card, VR=Video
RAM, RAID=SoftRAID Bundle
PowerTower Pro machines were tested with a 2MB disk
cache the 8500/180, 9500/120 & UMAX S900/200 with
1024K and the PowerCenter, PowerBase, Peforma 6300 and
PowerMacs 7600/132, & 9500/150 with a 512K disk cache.
All other machines were tested with 32K disk cache. It
is important to keep these differences in mind when assessing
and comparing Disk Mix and Publishing Disk Mix scores.
To see how Disk Cache level effects performance check
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