Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2552 from 2003/2/24
1.27 | 0.96 : KOGE 3.1 Scalar
0.90 | 0.67 : MH 2-pipe
0.93 | 0.70 : KKS 2-pipe
0.93 | 0.70 : KKS 604e
0.96 | 0.72 : MH 1-pipe
0.95 | 0.71 : MH 1-pipe 604e
0.94 | 0.705 : MedianQuote:
1.29 | 0.96 : BogoMIPS ppc-assembler inline
1.18 | 0.88 : Dhrystones
1.30 | 0.98 : 40th Fibonacci number
1.13 | 0.85 : FPU query [Double Precision] - Al Aburto
1.26 | 0.95 : LibJPEG - libjpeg [v6b]
1.12 | 0.84 : Mars chiper
1.44 | 1.08 : MD5 checksuming (RFC 1321) L. Peter Deutsch
1.11 | 0.84 : MP3 -> CDDA [mpega.library]
1.28 | 0.96 : Serpent chiper
1.35 | 1.01 : ZLib functions [v1.1.4]
1.14 | 0.85 : TOTAL CPU
1.26 | 0.95 : MedianQuote:
1.05 | 0.79 : NUMERIC SORT
1.86 | 1.39 : STRING SORT
0.96 | 0.72 : BITFIELD
1.02 | 0.77 : FP EMULATION
1.26 | 0.94 : FOURIER
1.00 | 0.76 : ASSIGNMENT
0.99 | 0.75 : IDEA
0.99 | 0.74 : HUFFMAN
1.09 | 0.82 : NEURAL NET
1.05 | 0.78 : LU DECOMPOSITION
1.10 | 0.82 : INTEGER INDEX
1.13 | 0.85 : FLOATING-POINT INDEX
1.22 | 0.91 : MEMORY INDEX
1.02 | 0.76 : INTEGER INDEX
1.05 | 0.785 : MedianQuote:
As expected, one can see that in the memory performance tests (AmigaMARK Memory, stream), the X5000/Cyrus clearly outdoes the Mac mini G4.
Indeed expected, bottlenecks are well known. But compared to contemporary desktops/workstations, I wouldn't call this particulary fast either. For example, according to this page
, decade old Apple G5 Macs compares/beats the X5000 in Stream.Quote:
However, regarding the measured CPU performance (dnetc, AmigaMARK CPU, nbench) I must confess I'm disappointed by the QorIQ P5's e5500 core. In almost all tests, its per-clock performance is below that of the 7447A/e600, which is honestly not what I had expected. Only thanks to its faster clock rate, the P5/e5500 comes out as winner in absolute comparison in the majority of tests (except dnetc).
I'm disappointed as well, I didn't expect a lot to be honest, but I expected *more*. For me, the key question (if considering an upgrade) would be if the new HW could do things noticeably better. Real things. A few percents increase in benchmark numbers doesn't cut it. For example, I have a Mac Mini G4 as well. It can play most x.264 720p streams. Anything below
1080p from some new HW would leave me in the same spot as before, hence not really an upgrade in that regard. That was just one area of mearsurement of course, just to illustrate the point.
It would be interesting to see some MorphOS PowerMac G5 results from these benchmarks as well in comparison, but it should outrun this one, because of the higher clocks if for no other reason (and Altivec and stuff really helps in some areas), right? AFAIK you can play 1080p x.264 streams in SW on G5's.
Well, I feel that this kind of confirms my earlier assumption that the X5000 is not really an upgrade, but more of a sideways
move, all in all. And at an entry price tag of ~€2,220 (for Europeans paying the 20% UK VAT), who is really up for a sideways move?
Had the X5000 been released in 2004 or 2005 it would have made more sense. It would be ahelluvalot more expensive than the Pegasos 2, but it would also have been more powerful (more than twice as powerful?). The Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI)
was a 2.0GHz Dual CPU computer introduced in early 2005. Apple PowerMac has always been premium priced, and this one was introduced at $1,999 in the US. The G4 Mac Mini 1.5GHz Silent Upgrade
we are talking about here, was introduced late 2005 at a price of $599 (combo drive model).
Now it's 2016. The Mac Pro is today what Power Mac was back in 2005. The entry model has a 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory, Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage. It starts at $2,999.
This while the "new" top of the line PPC HW for the Amiga NG market is moving sideways in 2005 territory performance wise, but at contemporary Premium Mac Workstation prices.
I'm happy to draw the following conclusions:
1. The MorphOS Team did the right thing to support the old Apple lines of computers.
2. The MorphOS Team did the right thing to start a migration process away from PPC towards contemporary desktops/laptops.
All in all, MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!