Hello again all! Here is another post from my weekend boredom.
Back in March, I bought a new Mac Mini and I ran some benchmarks on the little nettop and discovered that it was not all that powerful. (Link: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=65448
) Well I killed the Mini on Friday (the 20th) trying to apply new thermal paste...needless to say, don't place the mobo near heavy unstable objects standing nearby.
So Saturday I bought a MacBook at Microcenter for $999 with a $200 mail-in-rebate, win for me! When I got home, I added in my upgrades for the Mini into the new toy. I now run 4GB of ram (same latency, 7-7-7-20) and a 500GB HDD.
And today I ran the same benchmark tests...
The MacBook specs sit as these:
-2.26Ghz 1066FSB 3MB-L2
-Nvidia 9400M chipset
-4GB DDR3-1066 (1:1 fsb ratio) (7-7-7-20)
-500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue 8MB
-And all software is up-to-date.
I essentially ran the same tests as I had done with the Mini minus the constant resolution and one less run through the "timedemo demo1" command for Doom 3. Everything else is the same.
Stock "LOW" setting:
Run 1: 68.4 fps
Run 2: 76.2 fps
Run 3: 76.4 fps
Stock "MEDIUM" setting:
Run 1: 67.2 fps
Run 2: 75.9 fps
Run 3: 76.0 fps
Stock "HIGH" setting:
Run 1: 49.3 fps
Run 2: 58.8 fps
Run 3: 58.9 fps
Stock "ULTRA" setting:
Run 1: 34.5 fps
Run 2: 39.0 fps
Run 3: 39.0 fps
EVERYTHING turned on at 1280x1024 resolution:
Run 1: 9.6 fps
Run 2: 15.7 fps
Run 3: 15.8 fps
-Disk Speed Bench X read the HDD at 74.6 MB/s!
-CPU (single-thread): 2592
-CPU (both threads): 4822
In conclusion, after maxing out the memory in the new MacBook and adding a new spunky HardDrive, the performance over the stock MacBook I'm sure is better. The overall performance over the Mac Mini (Early 2009) is due to the slightly faster processor, MUCH faster HardDrive and twice the amount RAM.
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