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Benchmarking a G4, how?

post #1 of 27
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How do I see how many gigaflops my G4 does? What is the software I need to do this? Any help will be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 27
I'd be interested in the gigafloppage of my imac 500 as well. Probably not as good.

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post #3 of 27
Gigafloppage?
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post #4 of 27
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I'm dumb, what's RC5
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post #5 of 27
Try <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=10540&db=mac" target="_blank">Altivec Fractal Carbon</a>.
post #6 of 27
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woohoo! 1.25 gigaflops on a Yikes! G4 400. Not too shabby. thanks for the download link
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post #7 of 27
arg.
299 megaflops on my G3 500. .3 gigaflops.
Sigh.
post #8 of 27
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[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
<strong>arg.
299 megaflops on my G3 500. .3 gigaflops.
Sigh.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That low huh? Wow that AltiVec stuff must really help!
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post #9 of 27
Wow, I didn't know that AltiVec helped that much.
post #10 of 27
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That's really impressive stuff. This just convinced me to go for the TiBook instead of the iBook when I get my laptop this spring
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post #11 of 27
Gimme some other sorta benchmark. The last one WAS titled AltiVec Fractal Carbon after all. It was designed to mkae best use of Altivec.

Like, comparing Norton Utilities' Benchmarking tool. That could be interesting. Anybody with a G4 wanna run it? Let's compare. I'll run it and return the stats tomorrow. I'm going to bed.
post #12 of 27
"There's lies, damned lies, and statistics."
- Mark Twain

benchmarks == statistics, IMO <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

That said, I usually get just between 3.5 and 3.6 GigaFlops on my dual 500 G4.
My old 250MHz 604ev gets a killer 176 MegaFlops! :cool:

But what's this NU benchmarker? I can't find it on Symantec's web site... is this free or a part of NU or NSW?
post #13 of 27
G4 450 1.2-1.4 gigafloppies on Altive Fractal

On NU-

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post #14 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>On NU-</strong><hr></blockquote>
:ahem: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Must I repeat myself?
Where can one go about getting this benchmarking tool? Is it included in NU 6.0 or what? I'll acquire a copy if it is... though, it would be rather pointless since since most of Symantec's apps are old OS9 crap.
post #15 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>
:ahem: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Must I repeat myself?
Where can one go about getting this benchmarking tool? Is it included in NU 6.0 or what? I'll acquire a copy if it is... though, it would be rather pointless since since most of Symantec's apps are old OS9 crap.</strong><hr></blockquote>

haha, didn't know I was the only one that could answer your question

It is included with NU, called System Info. Yes, it is 9 crap - which I still run because X is too slow and classic sucks.
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post #16 of 27
1.1-1.3 Gigaflops on my G4 400 AGP.
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post #17 of 27
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that's about what I'm getting on my Yikes! G4 400 too
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post #18 of 27
Sorry soryy sorry.
On the OS 9 version of Norton Utilities, there is a wonderful little benchmarking utility.

I dunno whether there is one on Norton Utilities for X.
post #19 of 27
iMac 400 dvse 232 megaflops
iBook 366 227 megaflops
6100 w 225 G3 card 193 seconds 8.4 megaflpps

it can't be using the G3 card
post #20 of 27
Updating the drivers has produced 112 megaflops on the 6100 with g3 upgrade card, still not spectacular but better,
post #21 of 27
Heh, thanks guys, but I don't plan on rebooting into that monstrosity called "O S NINE" any time soon.

Here's another benchmarking app (for 3D stuff) called Cinebench 2000:

<a href="http://www.maxon.de/pub/benchmarks/cinebench_mac.sit" target="_blank">http://www.maxon.de/pub/benchmarks/cinebench_mac.sit</a>

I just wish Maxon would carbonize Cinebench cince uses the exact same engine as Cinema 4D which has been carbonized for a long time (a GREAT app, by the way).
post #22 of 27
Dual 800, 640 RAM (CL2)

If I run altivec fractal carbon at color speed of 10, and maximum count at 4096 I get 2.4 gigaflops. but as I run the numbers higher and higher the increase in floppage is crazy, like keeping max count at 4096 but increasing the color speed to 100 I get 4.5 gigaflops. I haven't run it at full color speed and max count yet but I have seen 8.5 gigaflops at I think 32,000 max count and 100 color speed. Mind you this I have been running this at the same time I was typing this and running about 5 other proccessor intensive apps (VirtualPC, itunes, etc.).
post #23 of 27
G-Dog run Altivec Fractal Carbon as it came off the download WITHOUt anything else demanding running. Let's see what the top-of-the line can do.
post #24 of 27
I got 10.5 gigaflops. This doesn't quite get up to SJ's 12 gigaflops as he said in July but it is still an amazing mark.
post #25 of 27
378 MegaFlops on an iBook 500 CDRW...

2.4 GFlops on a 733 G4 QS. I'll test it again without VPC running here in a sec.

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post #26 of 27
My Ti PB 667 gets 2.4 GigaFlops with the default options. I haven't tried it on my DP 500, but I will after I take my microeconomics final today.

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post #27 of 27
G3: FLOPs = 64bit precision
G4: FLOPs = 64bit w/o AltiVec
FLOPs = 32bit with AltiVec

32bit precision is fine for:
* Game playing
* Funny little Benchmarks
* Nothing else
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