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OS X: G4-733 Benchmark Results Page

Description of Macintosh Test System
This the configuration of my Mac and the general settings in effect in each of the environments I tested
Hardware Configuration
  • PowerMac G4/733 with 512mb RAM (2 256mb DIMM)
  • NVidia GeForce 3
  • 60gb Apple hard drive with two partitions (OS 9 and OS X)
  • Sony 400PS 19" multiscan running at 1600x1200xmillions in OS X and 1280x1024xmillions in OS 9.1
  • Full description (from www.apple-history.com)
System 9 Configurations
  • OS 9.1 or 9.21 factory install
  • Full extension set loaded
OS X final Configurations
  • Clean install on main hard drive (pre 10.1) or upgrade install (10.1)
  • OS 9.1/9.2.1 standard extensions for Classic support
  • OS X installed from retail box
  • No active web or FTP processes
  • Classic not running unless needed for the test

Application Launch Times [results in seconds]
Timed from release of click through application fully usable
Category OS 9.1 OS X
10.0
OS X
10.0.1
OS X
10.0.2
OS X
10.0.3
OS X
10.1
Internet Explorer 5 / 5.1 Preview 1.6 5.0 4.7 6.2 5.2 2.6
OmniWeb 4.0b9 / 4.0rc -- 8.6 7.0 9.2 7.3 5.3
iCab 1.4b 0.9 3.3 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.2
mail.app -- 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 1.4
QuickTime Player 1.5 3.7 2.6 2.8 2.9 1.5
Sherlock 1.3 2.3 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.4
SimpleText / TextEdit 0.8 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0
Terminal -- 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.6 3.1
Process Viewer -- 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6
System Prefs -- 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.8

Perl Benchmark Test [results in seconds]
Script obtained from: http://www.metacard.com/perlbench.html
Description MacPerl
9.1
OS X
10.0
OS X
10.0.1
OS X
10.0.2
OS X
10.0.3
OS X
10.1
1,000,000 repeats 1 1 1 1 1 1
10,000 iterative fact(100) 1 3 2 3 2 2
10,000 iterative fact(100) with 'if' 2 3 4 3 4 3
10,000 recursive factorial(100) 10 7 7 7 7 7
10 stems generation 0 0 0 0 0 0
1,000 system calls echo test 7 17 16 15 16 10
2,000 100-line file reads and writes 19 2 3 3 3 3
Overall test 40 33 33 32 33 26

Real World Tests [results in seconds unless otherwise noted]
Timed from start of task to completion of task
Test desription (testing notes)
OS
9.1
OS X
10.0
OS X
10.0.1
OS X
10.0.2
OS X
10.0.3
OS X
10.1
Scroll Word98 document (16 page text-and-table document with minimal graphics; held mouse button on scroll thumb from start to finish) 12.5 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.2 23.9
Excel worksheet recalculation (multi-thousand-cell worksheet containing complex lookup and validation formulas) 9.6 9.6 9.8 9.8 9.8 --*
Load images into Graphic Converter (63 images totalling 2.9mb dropped onto GC logo; timed until last image displayed; Classic GC only) 19.5 31.0 30.4 34.8 31.8 24.7
Same test as above, using Graphic Converter 4.05 Carbon 20.2 28.7 26.8 26.8 29.5 28.7
Load images into Picture Viewer or Preview (63 images totalling 2.9mb dropped onto respective app; timed until last image displayed) 13.8 10.0 8.1 8.2 8.0 12.6
Image manipulation - open image from CD (Corel PhotoPaint 8, 18.9mb, 16.7 million color, 3072x2048 pixel image) 13.7 10.7 9.3 9.1 8.4 10.0
Image manipulation - five-point mesh warp (Corel PhotoPaint 8, 18.9mb, 16.7 million color, 3072x2048 pixel image) 19.2 18.8 15.9 10.3 9.4 9.4
Image manipulation - five pixel Gaussian blur (Corel PhotoPaint 8, 18.9mb, 16.7 million color, 3072x2048 pixel image) 15.1 14.3 14.1 11.8 12.0 11.1
Image manipulation - "Glass block" effect (Corel PhotoPaint 8, 18.9mb, 16.7 million color, 3072x2048 pixel image) 3.8 2.6 2.5 2.9 2.9 2.1

* NOTE: Test not yet performed; page will be updated when completed.

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