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"Summer 2000" DV iMacs Performance Compared To 32 Previous G3 and G4 Power Macs
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The graphs below represent a performance comparison between currently shipping and recent Power Mac models. For older results click here. Testing was done using MacBench 5.0 with results supplied by Macworld, other online resources as well as our own testing. MacBench profiles popular software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Word and QuarkXpress among a variety of others and applies these profiles to the various subsystems being tested. Visit the MacBench web site for in depth information on the program. Scores are relative to a Pre-Yosemite G3/300 which is assigned a score of 1000. Longer bars equals faster performance. 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 5.0 results to 4.0 results etc. Note: MacBench 5.0 is not AltiVec enabled, to take advantage of the G4 processor. Our testing has shown that for AltiVec enabled software you will see anywhere from a 3 to 5 times speed improvement. See our G4 processor reviews for more detailed information.

Processor Test

MacBench processor scores

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Graphics Mix Test



We intentionally left the G4/450 MP graphics score off this chart as it was abnormally low, 687 to be precise. We will retest on another machine when we can get our hands on one. We are puzzled by the low score as the graphics chip (ATI RAGE 128) is the same. Perhaps the new ADC connector is to blame...