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Cinebench results different from Mac Pro & Mac Pro PC

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I have 2006 Mac Pro 13GB RAM. I have added a AMD 5870 graphics card also I have just added Windows 7 onto another internal drive. I was doing this to play Battlefield 3.


I ran Cinebench on both my Mac OS and also the Mac Pro via boot camp 4.0 running Windows 7 64 bit.


The issue is that my Mac Pro - PC ran faster on these test than the PC on the OpenGL.


Why is this is and what can I do to speed up my Mac? Sorry have no idea how to do a screen shot on a PC.


PC RESULTS OpenGL 37.66 fps

MAC RESULTS  OpenGL 29.64 fps

Screen Shot 2012-05-07 at 21.43.42.png

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)

    Snipping Tool for screen shots.


    Apple AMD or standard PC?


    MacPro 2,1 is still not EFI64 so installing Windows 7 64-bit was I assume 'extra' steps and work?


    Not sure why on your primary question although you are using a card that your PCIe 1,1 slots can't take full advantage of.


    Some scores to check yours against:


    What driver did you use from AMD? 12-4 or older?



    Also, what is your WEI Index for both GPU scores?


    CINEBENCH 11.5 GA-EX58 3GHz AMD 6850.PNG

    When you took a screen shot you showed the CPU rankings.


    Capture CINEBENCH CPU score.PNG

    GA X58 3.2GHz Windows 8 Preview
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)

    Curious what  about 3DMark 11 if you have run that.


    Mine with i7 920 @ 3GHz and the AMD 6850


    that would show some idea of frames and graphics.


    Geekbench is also good on scores and memory bandwidth.




    You threw me off with "Boot Camp, PC" which I translate as "running Windows on Mac versus running Windows on PC hardware" or close to that! <g>

    Also wondered if you saved and used a PC Radeon 5870 as most find $449 to be overkill in price for not enough return on performance compared to just the 5770 from Apple. There are people using 6870s and other cards too.


    And yes it is nice and fun and I think people should want to try to get a feel for how their setup runs.


    Post a shot again of CINEBENCH but with "OpenGL" instead of CPU in the lower windows part.


    I think Windows drivers have shown over and over they are probably better optimized, they have a lot of people and games forcing them to improve all the time, and games do and have driven technology. Take what you lean on the racetrack and try to apply to making cars safer, and better?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)

    comments on a MacPro1,1 w/ 5870, then moved to MacPro5,1 and put the card in there; says it was like night and day (playiing games in Windows).

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)

    Your mac does best with either 4 DIMMs (two on each Riser) or 8.


    And with your setup I would pull that 1GB (2 x 512) which isn't doing much for the system anyway, if you need more than 4 x 1GB or 4 x 2GB (cost for the 8GB about $119 on Amazon).


    Just double checking but do you have 2 x 4GB on the top Riser in slot 1 and 2, right? that is where they belong but the 3dmark score makes it hard to tell.


    Another place to see an improvement is move the system (clone) to a faster boot drive too. That should help a bit.


    And keep the air and fans on your memory to keep them running in the 60's (C) for long healthy life.


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