Early Test Results: Eight Core Mac Pro versus Four Core Mac
6:01 AM | Anthony Wang | 1 comment
Barefeats has posted early test results comparing the recently announced eight core Mac Pro to the Quad core Pro Mac. They tested out a few applications including Photoshop CS3 and Aperture with marginal improvements over its predecessor.
Our 8 core (dual quad-core) Mac Pro arrived ahead of schedule. We stayed up late last night testing it against the 4 core (dual dual-core) Mac Pro running at the same clock speed (3GHz). We used the same 8 memory modules (total of 16GB) and identical models of hard drive. The 8 core had the Quadro FX 4500 graphics card while the 4 core had the Radeon X1900 XT, but this first round of testing is strictly CPU intensive.Also, please note, no games have been tested yet. Please follow the links below to learn more about the test results.
Cinebench 9.5 UB used all 8 cores, dramatically illustrating it during the CPU render. As you can see from the screen dump below, it was rendering 8 different parts of the model simultaneously and registering 798% usage by Activity Monitor.
Barefeats Test Results
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