I like it when the weak beats the strong.
I like it when the “game” becomes ridiculous.
I like it when there is amazingness.
So today I a accidentally used some of the Mac Pros in our library. They are great machines with Xeon Quad Core CPUs. But… I just can’t help feeling it’s… kind of not as fast as the one in my dorm as far as running Mac OS X (Leopard) is concerned. So I ran a test.
Since my E2140, too, is capable of running Leopard, why don’t I just use “the one benchmark you will ever need’” tool called xbench on both systems and compare the results?
And there they are, freshly benchmarked:
Mac Pro: 166.22
*Results indicate overall performance through doing different kinds of tests.
*Larger value indicates better performance.
Well, what can I say?
This machine cost me less than $500. To see how much value the Mac Pro I used holds, I went to Apple’s website and configured a exact same model as the one in the library. $2299, that’s how much it is.
Oh, and I just saw the description that says:
The new Mac Pro. The fastest, most powerful Mac. Ever.
And it got beaten by a $500 cheap DIY build, running Leopard.
What can I say?
To some, there are certain things to be happy about.