How can this be real?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I was just checking out some Geekbench benchmarks when one of the scores caught my attention.

It was a score of no less than 12429, as a comparison my iMac scores 8500-9000 at max.

But the score itself is not the most intriguing, no it is the stated CPU clock - 4,1 GHz

Is it feasible to somehow cheat the benchmark program in to believe that it's running bechmarks on an iMac although it is running on something else, say a Mac Pro or a Mac clone?

Here's the link: http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/194009

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,614moderator
    There's a thread here about that:



    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=832544



    I think they are overclocked PCs setup to look like iMacs so that OS X can be installed. The i7 920 can be overclocked to 4.1GHz:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T2AwFZ15JU
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    There's a thread here about that:



    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=832544



    I think they are overclocked PCs setup to look like iMacs so that OS X can be installed. The i7 920 can be overclocked to 4.1GHz:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T2AwFZ15JU



    Thank you for linking to that thread, I forgot to search for it
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacApple21 View Post


    I was just checking out some Geekbench benchmarks when one of the scores caught my attention.

    It was a score of no less than 12429, as a comparison my iMac scores 8500-9000 at max.

    But the score itself is not the most intriguing, no it is the stated CPU clock - 4,1 GHz

    Is it feasible to somehow cheat the benchmark program in to believe that it's running bechmarks on an iMac although it is running on something else, say a Mac Pro or a Mac clone?

    Here's the link: http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/194009



    An overclocked Hackintosh. Geekbench isn't very smart at recognizing computers.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Definitely has to be overclocked because then it's easy.
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