By Rob Terrell
Here are some results of the Let1kWindowsBloom application that folks have emailed to me:
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 07:56:42 -0800
From: Alan Benson
To: Rob Terrell
OK, on my iBook (I still haven't upgraded my desktop machine), here's
what I get:
OS 9.1, PPC version: 13 seconds
OS 9.1, Carbon version: 15 seconds
OS X, PPC running in Classic: 52 seconds
OS X with WindowServer reniced to -10, Carbon: 192 seconds
OS X with no changes, Carbon: 212 seconds
Yep. Future of the Mac.
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 14:56:38 -0500
To: Rob Terrell
From: "Mark R. Bell"
OK, on a B&W G3/450 (256MB, built-in video)
- PPC: 9 seconds (Mac OS 9.1, VM off)
- Carbon: 117 seconds (Mac OS X commercial release)
What the hell's up with that?!@##$? Did you hear that an update will
be posted any day via the Software Update feature? It will supposedly
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 15:22:10 -0500
From: Chaz Larson
Subject: Test Results
G4 Dual 500:
Carbon version under MacOSX: 78 seconds
PPC version under Classic under MacOSX: 20 seconds
Carbon version under MacOS 9.1: 8 seconds
PPC version under MacOS 9.1: 7 seconds
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 22:53:11 -0700
Subject: 1K Windows results for G4/733
From: Paul Hewitt
Here's results on my new 733Mhz G4.
OS 9.1 PPC: 4 seconds (4897673 microseconds)
OS 9.1 Carbon: 5 seconds (5142377 microseconds)
OS X Carbon: 59 seconds (59135667 microseconds)
I too am a long time Apple fan and buyer of most systems they have
released. The OS X beta was pretty solid for a beta ... but seems
like its gone down from there! Not only is it slower than OS 9 (and
your pick of Windows on Intel), but it crashed ... yes the OS froze 3
times the first 2 hours using it. Apple better get their @$%& together
quickly on this or they'll have their most loyal users giving up on them.
OS X was the opportunity to kick Windows' ass, but it feels like a
"windows 1.0" blunder so far.
...Gap in time where I was negligent in copying emails to the page...
To: Rob Terrell, Friday, August 16, 2002
From: Peter Lindsay
Blue and White G3 with XLR8 500/G4 processor
1 GB RAM
Radeon 7000 video card.
Carbon version on OS X 10.1.5
Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 68 seconds (68932621
Not too shabby!
I just downloaded your app today and I thought I would send my results.
Power Mac Blue and White (Originally G3; Upgraded to PowerLogix G4 550 MHz)
RAM: 768 MB
Video: Radeon 7000 Mac Edition (PCI)
Hard Drive: IBM Deskstar 60 GB (attached to Sonnet Tempo ATA 100 PCI Host Adapter)
Carbon version under Mac OS X (10.1.5): 71 seconds
Carbon version under MacOS 9.2.2 (Virtual Memory Off) : 10 seconds
Hey Rob it took me 70 sec in OS X to run Let1kWindowsBloom. I am running
10.1.5 on a G3 700 iBook with 640 megs of ram.
I ran the carbon version on both my 9600/300 with a Newer Tech 500 MHz G3 and
an ATI Xclaim VR graphics card (1024 MB RAM) running OS 9.0.4, and my new
iBook 700, 324 MB RAM, OS 10.1.5.
9600: 14.7 seconds (3 test average)
iBook 700: 61.5 seconds. (2 tests)
On my QS Dual 1GHz Mac w/ SDRAM and GeForce 4MX under Mac OS X 10.1.5 I get:
Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 33 seconds (33545670
This is with nothing else active.
System: B&W G3/350, 512 Mbyte memory
Video card: Radeon Mac Edition PCI
OS: Mac OS X 10.1.5
Result: 128 s
With luck, I should be able to send you results for a dual-1 GHz
DDR2700 G4 with a 4X AGP Radeon 9000 next week.
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."
- Douglas Adams, 1952 - 2001
Joseph B. Gurman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Solar Physics
Branch, Greenbelt MD 20771 USA
PowerMac G4/800 Dual
Mac OS X 10.2
39 seconds (I had a lot of other stuff open at the same time)
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