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Speedmark 6.5 test results

Speedmark 6.5 results: MacPros

Computer Speedmark 6.5
Score
Mac Pro 2.8GHz quad-core Xeon Nehalem 3GB RAM (Mid 2010) 207
Mac Pro 2.4GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total) Xeon Westmere 6GB RAM (Mid 2010) 216
Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core Xeon Westmere 3GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO) 263
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total) Xeon Westmere 12GB RAM (Mid 2010) 262
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total) Xeon Westmere 6GB RAM (Mid 2010) 261
Mac Pro 2.66GHz quad-core Xeon Nehalem 3GB RAM (Early 2009) 184
Mac Pro 2.26GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total) Xeon Nehalem 6GB RAM (Early 2009) 195

Higher scores are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer Duplicate
1GB File
Zip
2GB folder
Unzip
2GB folder
Pages '09
Open
Word Doc
Mac Pro 2.8GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Mid 2010)
18 172 38 74
Mac Pro 2.4GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
19 191 34 84
Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core
Xeon Westmere
3GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
18 148 26 62
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
18 169 32 75
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
12GB RAM (Mid 2010)
19 170 30 69
Mac Pro 2.66GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Early 2009)
23 185 45 82
Mac Pro 2.26GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Nehalem
6GB RAM (Early 2009)
22 206 38 93

Results are in seconds. Lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

ComputeriTunes 10
AAC to
MP3
Encode
Import
movie
archive to
iMovie '09
iMovie '09
Export to
iTunes 10
for iPhone
Call of
Duty 4
framerate
Mac Pro 2.8GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Mid 2010)
95 63 56 88
Mac Pro 2.4GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
104 52 58 87
Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core
Xeon Westmere
3GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
81 48 48 88
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
91 45 50 88
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
12GB RAM (Mid 2010)
92 44 51 88
Mac Pro 2.66GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Early 2009)
101 71 68 59
Mac Pro 2.26GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Nehalem
6GB RAM (Early 2009)
114 58 70 58

Call of Duty 4 results are based on framerate; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer iPhoto '09
200 JPEG
import
Photoshop
CS5
HandBrake
0.9.4
CineBench
R15
Graphics
Mac Pro 2.8GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Mid 2010)
30 55 218 30
Mac Pro 2.4GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
32 60 163 26
Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core
Xeon Westmere
3GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
27 55 144 34
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
27 57 132 30
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
12GB RAM (Mid 2010)
28 57 133 30
Mac Pro 2.66GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Early 2009)
36 64 229 14
Mac Pro 2.26GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Nehalem
6GB RAM (Early 2009)
36 66 172 14

CineBench R15 Graphics results are scores; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer Cine-
Bench
R15
CPU
Mathe-
matica
Mark 7
Parallels
World-
Bench
Multitask
test
Aperture
3 import
and
process
Multi-
tasking
Mac Pro 2.8GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Mid 2010)
82 12 306 118 118
Mac Pro 2.4GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
50 21 331 131 131
Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core
Xeon Westmere
3GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
48 19 253 101 59
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
6GB RAM (Mid 2010)
32 32 294 117 60
Mac Pro 2.66GHz 6-Core x2 (12 cores total)
Xeon Westmere
12GB RAM (Mid 2010)
31 32 295 115 62
Mac Pro 2.66GHz quad-core
Xeon Nehalem
3GB RAM (Early 2009)
86 11 320 127 65
Mac Pro 2.26GHz quad-core x2 (8 cores total)
Xeon Nehalem
6GB RAM (Early 2009)
52 20 350 148 71

MathematicaMark 7 results are scores; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

How we tested. Speedmark 6.5 scores are relative to those of a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2GB of RAM, which is assigned a score of 100. All iMacs were tested with OS X 10.6.4 and standard shipping RAM configuration. We duplicated a 1GB file, created a Zip archive in the Finder from the two 1GB files and then unzipped it. We converted 135 minutes of AAC audio files to MP3 using iTunes’ High Quality setting. In iMovie ’09, we imported a camera archive and exported it to iTunes using the Mobile Devices setting. We ran a Timedemo at 1024-by-768 with 4X anti-aliasing on in Call of Duty 4. We imported 200 JPEGs into iPhoto ’09. The Photoshop Suite test is a set of 23 scripted tasks using a 50MB file. Photoshop’s memory was set to 70 percent and History was set to Minimum. For our multitasking test, we timed the Photoshop test again, but with the iTunes MP3 encoding and file compression tests running in the background. We used HandBrake to encode four chapters from a DVD previously ripped to the hard drive to H.264. We recorded how long it took to render a scene with multiprocessors in Cinebench and ran that application's OpenGL, frames per second test. We ran the Evaluate Notebook test in MathematicaMark 7. We ran the WorldBench 6 multitasking test on a Parallels 6 VM running Windows 7 Professional. We timed the import and processing time for 200 photos in Aperture.—Macworld Lab testing by James Galbraith, McKinley Noble, Gil Loyola, and William Wang

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