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I recently acquired a new Macbook Pro 17" with 2.9 Intel chip and made an E-FIX mac desktop. Out of pure geekiness i wanted to see how their performance compared, so i used xbench software to compare the two.

 

Here are screengrabs of the results:

MBP17" 2.93Ghz Dual Core Processor

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Custom Build QuadCore, 8gb Ram, 512mb Graphics Card:

 

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Both are at about the same state in terms of program loading, the MBP has only one HDD so it cannot perform well in that department, but i have lots of FW800 drives so it's not a big deal.

 

I am a little dissapointed by the CPU score for the Quad, i will try t find out why that is so in the near future.

 

Maybe others can post how their mac performs so people who are thinking about getting a mac can see the differences.

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If that disk test represents MB/s, that seals it..gotta get an SSD :(

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Here's the data from the 5400 RPM Drive:

 

Disk Test 52.64

Sequential 92.21

Uncached Write 87.45 53.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 100.32 56.76 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 65.49 19.16 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 149.14 74.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random 36.83

Uncached Write 12.10 1.28 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 151.71 48.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 83.51 0.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 134.76 25.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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Here's the XBench result I got from a Dell M4400. The OS X adaptation was barely functional at the time. I'd suspect the graphics numbers:

 

http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=339850

 

Notice the aggregate score for the Scorpio Black drive. It is not the fastest notebook drive any longer.

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Guys, You know Snow Leopard's going to come out soon and will increase efficiency across the board? So why waste time on tests now? ;-0. They will probably change drastically (for the better) in some cases.

 

But then pre/post tests will be very interesting! Thx for data.

 

Best, Carol

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Go on Carol, benchmark your beast.. you know you want to :D

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Here is my Macbook.

2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB ram, 120GB SSD

 

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