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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
 
Barefeats Shootout: XP vs OS X
7:23 AM | Evan Holt | 5 comments

Mac benchmarking site Barefeats has posted a lengthy shootout benchmarking OS X against Windows XP running on a MacBook Pro via Boot Camp. The test was to show how well particular Windows programs ran compared to running the same program under Mac OS X.

This test benches iTunes, CineBench, Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake 3 and two non-univeral applications Photoshop CS 2 and Halo.

The test results we posted were weighted heavily toward 3D games because those developers have been able to convert their applications more quickly to Universal Binary than many of the producers of productivity or professional apps. It also helped that there already existed editions for both Windows and Mac OS.

Isn't it interesting that Mac OS X excelled in the two CPU intensive tests (iTunes and Cinebench CPU Render)?

Other CPU intensive tests possibly will be added at a later date such as Mathematica . For the full shootout follow the link below to Barefeat's shootout.

Barefeats: Shootout XP vs OS X


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