On 2010年11月22日, in soft, by netoearth

Xbench was developed by Spiny Software to provide a comprehensive benchmarking solution for Mac OS X. Xbench is useful not only for comparing the relative speeds of two different Macintoshes, but also for optimizing performance on a single machine. Xbench is accompanied by a website that allows graphical side-by-side comparison of any out of thousands of submitted benchmarks.

Xbench will become an invaluable part of your utilities toolkit. Stop reading and download it now.



Xbench currently features the following tests:

  • CPU
    • GCD Recursion
    • Floating Point Basic
    • AltiVec Basic
    • Floating Point Library
  • Threads [supports multiprocessor Macs]
    • Computation
    • Lock Contention
  • Memory
    • System
      • Allocate
      • Fill
      • Copy
    • STREAM
      • Copy
      • Scale
      • Add
      • Triad
  • Quartz Graphics
    • Line
    • Rectangle
    • Circle
    • Bezier
    • Text
  • OpenGL Graphics
    • Spinning Squares
  • User Interface
    • Elements
  • Disk
    • Sequential
      • Uncached Write
      • Uncached Read
    • Random
      • Uncached Write
      • Uncached Read

Version History

1.3 [2006-08-13]

  • Corrected a mistake that caused the altivec test to be turned off on PowerPC machines
  • Turned off coalesced graphics updates for all platforms on Mac OS 10.4.4 and higher
  • Switched compiler to GCC 4.0 on PowerPC. This provides some boost to floating point and AltiVec scores, and these have been recalibrated accordingly. This also raises Xbench’s system requirements to 10.3.9 or higher.
  • Revised machine database to include the MacBook, Intel iMac and several other models
  • Added code to dynamically load machine database on launch from the Xbench website
  • Added support for temporarily turning off beam sync on Tiger while running graphics tests
  • Fixed an issue that causes Xbench to fail to launch on Leopard
  • Built with Xcode 2.4

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