Major Mini for the Money
Mac Mini (non-Intel)
3 minutes, 03 seconds.
Better than I'd anticipated.
Not bad for $499.99 + tax.
HI, as any one try out on a dual core P4 ???
Here is my result:
my machine :
P4 Intel 3.0 2mb cache, 160 GB SATA 2 16 mb cache, Intel 945 1066 Mhz,
2GB DDR 2 667 Mhz Dual chaneled
I've notice that quantity of RAM does imporve the performance on this task, but the speed of the proccesor, or maybe dual proccesor machine will perform more faster
Paul Thurston's 1.6 GHz machine did in 3:40 what my 1.25 GHz machine did in 3:03. Same amount of RAM.
He's on a PC - I'm on a Mac Mini (home computer) so maybe it's a Mac Thing...
After seeing how slow my Athlon 3000 desktop PC was compared to my 2.2GHz Pentium M Dell laptop PC, I decided it was time for an upgrade. So, I built a new PC:
Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.93GHz CPU
Asus P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard
4GB (4x1GB) Corsair DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 memory
2 x 150GB 10,000RPM Western Digital Raptor hard drives (no RAID)
750GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM hard drive
XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MD DDR3 video card
For an 8-bit file, the Radial Blur "benchmark" yielded the following:
Normal Clock @ 2.93GHz: 48 seconds
"Gentle" Overclock @ 3.3GHz: 42 seconds
Subsequently increasing the CPU multiplier a bit more for a 3.46GHz overclock, and also testing on a 16-bit file, these new numbers were observed:
8-bit: 41 seconds
16-bit: 46 seconds
Further tweaked system for 3.65GHz operation on FSB365 with DDR2-730 memory rate for 1:1 FSB:DRAM ratio, and memory timing of 3-3-3-8-4.
8-bit: 39 secs
16-bit: 42 secs
Last edited by Daryl Pritchard; 08-29-2006 at 10:42 AM.
P4 3.0 ghz HT
1.5 gb ram
primary ps scratch disc on a 2x200gb sata raid 0
in background: outlook, word, 2 ie windows, directory opus
1 min 42 secs
I was pleasently surprised. I've been cursing this machine lately. Maybe all I need is more ram.
Cpu: Athlon 1.4 Thunderbird
Ram: 785 Pc133 SDRAM
Video: AGP GForce 3 Ti 200 64MB Ram
Windows 2000 SP4
Last edited by simonbelmont; 08-29-2006 at 02:06 PM.
AMD athlon XP 2000+
1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP Pro
That's a long render time for any project! Time for more speedie computer me thinks.
The Real speed test.
I couldnt believe some of the times on here until I realized the test is not the same one I see floating on the internet that is alot more demanding on your system. That test can be downloaded at
The following results are for the test above. When I get back home I will post the results of the test that is the topic of this thread.
Supermicro H8DC8 Motherboard
2 -285 Opteron processors (dual core for a total of 4 cores)
8 gigs ram.
1 Maxtor SCSI U320 150 gig drive (O/S and applications)
1 Raid 0 array with 2 WD Raptor 1500's. (300 gig partition) used for scratch disk
Windows XP X64 bit edition, with Photoshop CS2 version 9.0.1
But the test runs the same at 4 gigs ram as 8 and the max mem in photoshop is still limited to 2786. I thought photoshop CS2 could use 4 gigs ram? I think if I tweaked the photoshop settings some more I could gain even more time. This was set at my raid 0 as scratch 1, my os drive as scratch 2, and history states set to 0.
I know nothing about photoshop so Im sure someone familiar with it would be able to optimize it further.
Last edited by gbrandon; 09-03-2006 at 02:20 AM. Reason: more info
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