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ITDude

Mac Versus Windows Scores

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I have a dual-boot hackintosh running OSX 10.6.6 and Windows 7 Pro. Each OS is on its own physical disk.

Core i5 750 @ 2.8GHz
12GB DDR3 @1402MHz
Nvidia GTX 460 768MB (stock clocking)
640GB WD Black HDDs

Here are my scores:

OSX: 1395
Win: 1130

What gives?

Novabench lumps all the scores together regardless of platform, so I think there is some unfairness going on. My Windows benchmark numbers were actually higher than the OSX scores as well. For example, in the memory test, Nova in OSX showed about 4100 mb /sec while windows Nova had me at 8000 mb /sec and the Windows score was lower! HDD test in Windows was 155MB/sec Vs. 97MB/sec in OSX too.

In the GFX test, Windows had a complex island scene with lens flares, while OSX Nova had a spinning multicolor cube. These tests obviously don't compare apples to apples, so shouldn't the results be separated appropriately for the two platforms?

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As more data gets entered into the DB, I've been working to better match the PC and Mac scores through regression analysis. The difference of 265 you have isn't actually that wide of a gap.

An update to the graphics test scoring now more or less aligns the Mac and PC framerates to the scores, despite them being different scenes. The windows scene was written first in DirectX, so it wasn't an option to use it when I wrote the Mac version.

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I have the 2011 macbook pro
Under OSX: 1190
Under Win 7: 1195
When I submit the scores the OSX one gets downgraded to 1075?

http://novabench.com/view/93903
from the benchmark I have

NovaBench Score: 1190
2011-03-24 00:03:34 -0700
Mac OS X 10.6.7
Intel Core i7 @ 2300 MHz
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6750M

8192 MB System RAM (Score: 177)
- RAM Speed: 8189 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 698)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 256047328
- Integer Operations/Second: 562570880
- MD5 Hashes Calculated/Second: 1138151

Graphics Tests (Score: 299)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 590

Hardware Tests (Score: 16)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 101 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 88 MB/s

Is something broken?
This is the win7 benchmark.
http://novabench.com/view/93905

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We are working on the algorithm between the Mac and PC graphics tests. It's difficult to strike a perfect balance, and we're continuing to work with the scores. They may change from what is displayed in the application.

From the score page:

The graphics test scoring for Macs has been changed to bring it more inline with PCs. This score has been affected.

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