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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
 
Early Test Results: Eight Core Mac Pro versus Four Core Mac
6:01 AM | Anthony Wang | 1 comment

Barefeats has posted early test results comparing the recently announced eight core Mac Pro to the Quad core Pro Mac. They tested out a few applications including Photoshop CS3 and Aperture with marginal improvements over its predecessor.

Our 8 core (dual quad-core) Mac Pro arrived ahead of schedule. We stayed up late last night testing it against the 4 core (dual dual-core) Mac Pro running at the same clock speed (3GHz). We used the same 8 memory modules (total of 16GB) and identical models of hard drive. The 8 core had the Quadro FX 4500 graphics card while the 4 core had the Radeon X1900 XT, but this first round of testing is strictly CPU intensive.

Cinebench 9.5 UB used all 8 cores, dramatically illustrating it during the CPU render. As you can see from the screen dump below, it was rendering 8 different parts of the model simultaneously and registering 798% usage by Activity Monitor.

Also, please note, no games have been tested yet. Please follow the links below to learn more about the test results.

Barefeats Test Results
Apple


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