Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 22:06 UTC
Apple Want the fastest Windows XP Core Duo notebook? Then buy a Mac. According to benchmarks carried out by website GearLog, Apple's MacBook Pro running Windows XP is a better Adobe Photoshop rig than any other Core Duo laptop on the market. The site used a recently detailed technique that shoehorns the Microsoft operating system onto Intel-based Macs - a trick that last week won its formulators $13000 [EUR 10760] in prize money.
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RE: Benchmarks
by Dark_Knight on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 00:33 UTC in reply to "Benchmarks"
Dark_Knight
Member since:
2005-07-10

Re: "I find these benchmarks claims surrounding apple products to be highly dubious"

I agree. This article is a waist of time to read. When benchmarking OSX, Windows and Linux on systems all hardware should be equal. Also the OS should run natively on the hardware, not emulated (ie: VMWare, Rosetta). What I noticed with the benchmarks is that even though the processors were identical for laptops #1 to #4 the graphics GPU were not. Only laptops #3 and #4 used NVIDIA Geforce Go 7800 GPU where as laptop #1 and #2 used ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 and X1600. I discounted laptops #5 and #6 used in the benchmark due to not only the GPU didn't match but also the processors were not Intel Core Duo. Instead the final two laptops used Pentium M processors which even the Pentium M were not identical to each other.

A suggestion for OSNews staff is to review articles submitted by either the author or third party prior to posting or linking it on OSNews. A job normally handled by the Editor.

Edited 2006-03-23 00:42

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RE[2]: Benchmarks
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 00:44 in reply to "RE: Benchmarks"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

so... when compairing notebooks to each other, tehy should be the exact same notebook?

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RE[2]: Benchmarks
by PowerMacX on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 05:07 in reply to "RE: Benchmarks"
PowerMacX Member since:
2005-11-06

"What I noticed with the benchmarks is that even though the processors were identical for laptops #1 to #4 the graphics GPU were not. Only laptops #3 and #4 used NVIDIA Geforce Go 7800 GPU where as laptop #1 and #2 used ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 and X1600."

The MacBook Pro has an ATI X1600, BUT NO ACCELERATED DRIVERS yet -only a generic VGA-like driver- so I doubt there is any advantage in that.

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