November 6, 2008 Leave a comment
The XBench 1.3 results for my AMD X2 5200 system are:
Test Score =========================================================== CPU 95.98 Thread 174.32 Memory 138.36 Quartz 176.39 OpenGL 130.86 UI 304.50 Disk 58.41 OVERALL 122.50
Of course that even middle range MacPros perform better… but hey … this is a pretty standard computer by this time and works with Leopard very well. I think disk performance may be quite not as high as I wanted… probably it’s related to the SerialATA controller being setup as IDE-emulation, not AHCI which effectively disables NCQ for example. But I need to install AHCI on Windows XP — if I setup that I will try again to see if I can improve the disk score.