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Xbench 1.1.3

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A comprehensive benchmarking solution.

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Xbench was developed 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.

It provides a range of useful tests, and is constantly being improved to offer accurate results that can be compared between different Macintoshes.

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

Xbench will become an invaluable part of your utilities toolkit. And hey, it's free! Give it a try!