p2pnet.net News:- Now Apple has officially confirmed that it`s going Intel comes further news that 3GHz Intel Pentium 4 Intel Macs are available to selected developers for testing purposes on a strictly enforced loaner basis.
And what will you find if you`re one of the chosen few?
Overall, nothing very exciting, says Think Secret.
Macs with Intel Inside are scoring between 65 and 70 with Xbench, a far cry from the 200+ scores higher-end G5 systems reach,” says the report, going on:
The CPU test is landing in the high teens compared with scores of 100 to 200 for G5 systems, but that appears to be primarily due to lackluster FPU scores. According to a recent Macworld story, Rosetta does not support AltiVec instructions, which substanti[at]es the results. The GCD Loop score for the Intel Mac, part of the CPU test, is a respectable 110, compared to dual-2.5GHz G5 Macs that score about 140.
The Intel Mac performed substantially less well than the dual-2.5GHz G5 at Thread test, scoring an 82 compared to 225. In the Computation Thread test the Intel Mac scored a respectable 110 compared to 155 in the G5, but the G5 blew the doors of the Intel Mac in the Lock Contention test, scoring a 420 to the Intel Mac’s 66.
The Memory Test tells a similar story: overall the Intel Mac scored a 214 to the G5′s 378, but the Intel Mac actually exceeded the G5′s Stream Memory Test: 351 to 319. The G5 trounces the Intel Mac at the system memory test, however, scoring a 464 while the Intel Mac musters a 154.
The Intel Mac scored a 125 on the Interface Test, compared to a 380 for the G5.
The Intel Mac scored well in both the Quartz graphics and OpenGL graphics testsâalmost matching or exceeding dual-2.5GHz G5 score – although it’s unknown which video card is powering the system. There has been some speculation that Apple’s emracement of Intel processors will also allow the company to take advantage of off-the-shelf PC video cards.
The Intel Macs are running Mac OS X 10.4.1 8B1025.
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