After a public beta test, the freeware Mac OS X benchmarking utility
Xbench has made its 1.0 debut. The software enables Mac OS X 10.2 and higher users to check the performance of their systems.
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Xbench measures various aspects of your Mac’s performance, ranging from the CPU to its ability to manage multithreading, memory, rendering of Quartz graphics, OpenGL rendering, and disk reading and writing.
What’s more, Xbench can compare those results with other test results aggregated from other Xbench users, maintained on a dynamically managed Web site hosted by Xbench’s author.
Xbench requires Jaguar to work. More memory provides better results, according to the author. The software is distributed as freeware, but donations through PayPal are encouraged if you find it useful.