Mac clone beats real Macs in benchmarks

I’ve completed some initial Benchmarks of the Psystar Open Computer. The results below are from Xbench 1.3 running on the following systems:

* Psystar Open Computer, 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2
* Mac mini, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2

Open Computer 2.4 Mac mini 2.0
Results 146.87 99.35
CPU Test 133.49 125.63
Thread Test 192.73 187.97
Memory Test 137.86 129.88
Quartz Graphics Test 201.00 180.70
OpenGL Graphics Test 173.80 295.74
User Interface Test 286.67 266.94
Disk Test 74.01 27.16

In short, the Psystar pretty much trounces the closest price Mac available from Apple – the Mac mini – in both overall results and the CPU test.

As a point of reference, I also benchmarked Apple’s current notebooks, after the jump…
* MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2
* MacBook, 2.16GHz C2D, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2
* MacBook Pro 2.4GHz (Penryn) C2D, 4GB RAM, 10.4.11

MacBook Air 1.6 MacBook 2.16 MacBook Pro 2.4
Results 46.50 103.81 136.85
CPU Test 84.30 134.51 136.18
Thread Test 154.82 203.43 357.67
Memory Test 140.32 134.86 155.48
Quartz Graphics Test 99.65 159.70 155.63
OpenGL Graphics Test 16.90 307.89 137.02
User Interface Test 108.25 225.28 273.72
Disk Test 21.45 29.66 58.13

Yikes! Those MBA numbers are low.

Don’t place too much stock in XBench’s Open GL test though, it only serves to test whether a card supports Open GL, not how fast it is. The same is true (but to a lesser extent) for the Quartz and UI tests.

Xbench also has a companion Web site that allows graphical side-by-side comparison of any out of thousands of submitted benchmarks.
Next up benchmarks using Primate Labs’ GeekBench.




Source: blogs.zdnet.com
Posted By: IndoSourceCode

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