Performance Comparison Of The First And Second Generation PowerMacs and Clone

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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 3.0. 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 visit the Specifications & Features Pages.

Processor Test



Floating Point Test

Disk Mix Test

Publishing Disk Mix Test


Graphics Mix Test


Publishing Graphics Mix Test


CD Rom Mix Test

*All machines except the Quadra 950 were tested with 96K of disk cache. The Quadra 950 was tested with 768K of 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 the Disk Cache Page