* * * X-Bench Results NEW MACBOOK....* * * *

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Results 163.28

System Info

Xbench Version 1.3

System Version 10.5.5 (9F2088)

Physical RAM 2048 MB

Model MacBook5,1


CPU Test 131.14

GCD Loop 224.75 11.85 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 108.21 2.57 Gflop/sec

vecLib FFT 94.21 3.11 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 161.40 28.10 Mops/sec

Thread Test 237.01

Computation 395.81 8.02 Mops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 169.14 7.28 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

Memory Test 173.69

System 189.39

Allocate 228.33 838.49 Kalloc/sec

Fill 160.39 7798.71 MB/sec

Copy 191.34 3952.01 MB/sec

Stream 160.40

Copy 152.44 3148.66 MB/sec

Scale 152.96 3160.15 MB/sec

Add 169.18 3603.87 MB/sec

Triad 168.63 3607.42 MB/sec

Quartz Graphics Test 147.69

Line 139.20 9.27 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 173.33 51.75 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 141.66 11.55 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 144.58 3.65 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 144.38 9.03 Kchars/sec

OpenGL Graphics Test 135.33

*** Intel was 71 points (older macbook)

Spinning Squares 135.33 171.68 frames/sec

User Interface Test 200.64

Elements 200.64 920.85 refresh/sec

Here are my Macbook Pro marks.

Macbook Pro (6 months old, 2.4, 4 MB cache, model right before the touchpad got the extra gestures), the $2500 model (got a great deal for it)..


\tSystem Info\t\t

\t\tXbench Version\t\t1.3

\t\tSystem Version\t\t10.5.5 (9F33)

\t\tPhysical RAM\t\t2048 MB


\t\tDrive Type\t\tWD My Book

\tCPU Test\t148.87\t

\t\tGCD Loop\t282.05\t14.87 Mops/sec

\t\tFloating Point Basic\t134.14\t3.19 Gflop/sec

\t\tvecLib FFT\t108.69\t3.59 Gflop/sec

\t\tFloating Point Library\t149.96\t26.11 Mops/sec

\tThread Test\t213.85\t

\t\tComputation\t183.67\t3.72 Mops/sec, 4 threads

\t\tLock Contention\t255.91\t11.01 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

\tMemory Test\t150.30\t


\t\t\tAllocate\t283.86\t1.04 Malloc/sec

\t\t\tFill\t132.40\t6437.70 MB/sec

\t\t\tCopy\t136.45\t2818.32 MB/sec


\t\t\tCopy\t133.20\t2751.27 MB/sec

\t\t\tScale\t131.72\t2721.31 MB/sec

\t\t\tAdd\t147.99\t3152.53 MB/sec

\t\t\tTriad\t146.40\t3131.93 MB/sec

\tQuartz Graphics Test\t184.53\t

\t\tLine\t171.32\t11.41 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

\t\tRectangle\t220.39\t65.80 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

\t\tCircle\t179.90\t14.66 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

\t\tBezier\t179.52\t4.53 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

\t\tText\t178.84\t11.19 Kchars/sec

\tOpenGL Graphics Test\t171.60\t

\t\tSpinning Squares\t171.60\t217.68 frames/sec

\tUser Interface Test\t229.22\t

\t\tElements\t229.22\t1.05 Krefresh/sec

PS. While it seems evident that the Macbook got a lot closer to the MBP this time around except for FIREWIRE, and since they are using the same body, chasis, and a few extra features on MBP, does anyone feel like the MBP 15" model became cheapened? With the exception of 1394b and no MATTE (on new MBP), its not really worth it and since Apple spent all this time moving away from LOGIC, FINAL CUT, SHAKE classes, what are they going to do with all those consumers that have macbooks (or new one's), that they have converted into new iLife users and digital users?

Apple has spent millions proving it is the "GO TO" solution for the DIGITAL LIFESTYLE yet the lack of FIREWIRE really says, mistake, mistake, mistake! Forget the external HD's or worse, PRO AUDIO users that have FIREWIRE, and just think consumer. All camera's use FIREWIRE (most) and since the FIREWIRE has it's own chipset vs USB which takes CPU cycles, not only does the user NOT have a machine they can upgrade to and use for CONSUMER use, but since the USB requires CPU cycles, its a much slower experience.

How can Apple explain this? How do you explain, HI IM A MAC and I make movies, edit video (iMovie) and move away from firewire when 90%+ of camera's are firewire? I could see if there was a $1400 model, but there isn't. Steve looked lost on the stage yesterday and when they were passing around the chasis, I promise he actually looked like someone might pocket one, he was that paranoid.

Love the guy and thank the Lord for him and his contributions, but Steve's still paranoid about the PRO users using the lower end and not including firewire after YEARS of success in presenting the MAC as a great solution, they have shot themselves in the foot.

Very strange.

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