View Full Version : Benchmarks for mac

01-26-2005, 09:51 AM
hi guys,
i wondered, what benchmarks can i run on a mac? are there any special versions of 3dmark / pcmark or any other popular benchmarks for the mac os x ?

[XC] moddolicous
01-26-2005, 01:50 PM
you can try xbench, but you wont be able to compare it to a regular PC.

01-26-2005, 02:35 PM
xbench is really the mac benching standard now. I don't think there is anything else, besides doing a code compile test or SPEC or something.

01-26-2005, 10:13 PM
oh... i guess the field of benchmarks for macs is really neglected... bummer

01-27-2005, 01:53 PM
are macs over clockable??

[XC] moddolicous
01-27-2005, 03:36 PM
on the CPU there is usually a resistor that controls what speed it runs at.
here's my thread. It worked, but I had to add a fan so it wouldn't overheat. Not really worth it, but fun to try.

01-27-2005, 04:01 PM
yea i havent found macs very exciting, sure there are less viruses aimed at getting into the mac operating systems but this about their only advantage imo.

01-27-2005, 07:26 PM
they have some, but yeah software support isn't that big. Kinda sad...could be a very nice platform


01-27-2005, 08:32 PM
yea, maybe, ill stick with a good ole, overclockable pc though

02-01-2005, 07:01 AM
are there any frame rate appz like fraps for mac?

[XC] moddolicous
02-01-2005, 03:17 PM
There might be a way so that when you load a game on a mac that it shows the FPS, but I'm not sure about that. I have an older mac so I cant test it, but I know someone who can

02-01-2005, 06:56 PM
are there any frame rate appz like fraps for mac?

02-02-2005, 07:09 AM

can you please tell me what are their names?

02-04-2005, 07:05 PM
sup guys
i found a benchmark called CineBench 2003 thats supposed to be for mac & pc both.
it appears to be pretty popular, judging by its appearance on the most popular downloads list of guru3d.

02-16-2005, 11:15 AM

I love macs. Everything about them. Stylish, powerfull, reliable. Though also expensive and dull - the high point of "tweaking" it is installing Mac OS...

But as a work laptop nothing comes close to them. Thier displays are also magnificent, though I would take my DFI setup over a G5 any time, because I can make this computer crash without trying too hard, but mainly, play around with it so long untill you get the most performance out of it :D