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The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project

  1. 1. Benchmark Report The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Performance and productivity comparison of the dual processor 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 with the 450MHz Power Mac G3 and the 733MHz Power Mac G4. Client: Apple Computer © Pfeiffer Consulting 2004 Reproduction and distribution prohibited without prior written permission For information contact: research@pfeifferreport.com Pfeiffer 01001011 Consulting
  2. 2. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Table of Contents 1 Section: Table of Contents For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  3. 3. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report About the Benchmark Project .......................................................................... 5 Benchmark Overview ............................................................................................................6 Hardware and Configuration: Details .......................................................................................6 About the Performance Benchmarks ........................................................................................7 System Performance Benchmarks: Details .................................................................................8 Application Performance Benchmarks ......................................................................................8 Network/Server Performance Benchmarks .................................................................................9 Workflow Integration Benchmarks (InDesign CS, QuarkXPress 6.1) .............................................9 Multiprocessing Benchmarks .................................................................................................10 System Performance Benchmarks ................................................................. 11 Complete Results System Performance Benchmarks ...................................................................... 12 System Performance Benchmarks: Basic Tests (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) ............................................................................................. 13 System Performance Benchmarks: Basic Tests (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 14 System Performance Benchmarks: File Copy (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) ............................................................................................. 15 System Performance Benchmarks: File Copy (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 16 System Performance Benchmarks: File Open/Save (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 17 System Performance Benchmarks: File Open/Save (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 18 Application Performance Benchmarks ........................................................... 19 Results: Adobe Photoshop Performance Benchmarks .................................................................... 20 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 50MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 21 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 50MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 22 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 100MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 23 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 100MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 24 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 200MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 25 Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 200MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 26 2 Section: For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  4. 4. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Server Performance Benchmarks .................................................................. 27 Results: Server Performance Benchmarks ..................................................................................... 28 Workstation to Server File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM).......................... 29 Workstation to Server File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 30 Server to Workstation File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 31 Server to Workstation File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 32 Server File Open/Save Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 33 Server File Open/Save Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 34 Workflow Integration Benchmarks ................................................................ 35 Results: Workflow Integration Benchmarks (Mac OS X)............................................................... 36 QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 37 QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 38 QuarkXPress Workflow: Illustrator Round-trip (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 39 QuarkXPress Performance Preview Illustration/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 40 InDesign Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 41 InDesign Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 42 InDesign Workflow: Illustrator RoundTrip (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 43 InDesign Performance Preview Complex Page/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM)............................................................................................. 44 QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 45 QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 46 QuarkXPress Workflow: Illustrator Round-trip (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 47 QuarkXPress Performance Preview Page/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 48 InDesign Performance Photoshop Round-trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 49 3 Section: For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  5. 5. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report InDesign Performance Photoshop Round-trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 50 InDesign Performance Illustrator Round-trip (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 51 InDesign Performance Preview/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) ................................................................................................. 52 Multiprocessing Benchmarks ......................................................................... 53 Results Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5).................................................... 54 Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5): 2 Tasks .................................................. 55 Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5): 3 Tasks .................................................. 56 4 Section: For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  6. 6. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report About the Benchmark Project 5 Section: About the Benchmark Project For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  7. 7. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report 1 Benchmark Overview • This benchmark project was conducted by Pfeiffer Consulting for Apple Computer and analyzes the performance and productivity of the dual 2.5GHz processor Power Mac G5 introduced in June 2004, as compared with the 450MHz Power Mac G3 and the 733MHz Power Mac G4. • The performance benchmarks included system performance, network/server perfor- mance using Gigabit Ethernet and an Apple Xserve server, as well as application perfor- mance benchmarks. • Productivity benchmarks were conducted using a set of workflow integration measures, executed with Adobe InDesign CS, Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1, and QuarkXPress 6.1. • Specific benchmarks were conducted to measure the impact of multiple processors on productivity. 2 Hardware and Configuration: Details 2.1 Computers Tested • 450MHz Power Mac G3 • 733MHz Power Mac G4 • Dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 2.2 Hardware Configuration • Standard hardware configurations were used. • All systems were equipped with the standard hard drives shipped with the computer. • All hard drives were reformatted using a single partition before testing. 2.3 Memory Configurations • The Power Mac G5 was tested equipped with 2GB of RAM. • Legacy platforms were tested in two memory configurations: 256MB and 1GB of RAM. 2.4 System Software All benchmarks were run on a standard, unmodified installation of Mac OS X 10.3.4. 6 Section: Benchmark Overview For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  8. 8. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report 3 About the Performance Benchmarks The performance benchmarks were conceived to measure pure performance increase in system oper- ations as well as in some of the more power-hungry applications that are used in the design and pub- lishing workflow, namely Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. 3.1 General remarks—System Setup • All tests were performed using the standard system installation and configuration. • All systems were completely reinitialized before tests, using the default values for instal- lation. • All hard drives were reformatted using a single partition. • All software was installed from scratch, using default settings. • No peripherals were connected to the systems during performance benchmarks. 3.2 Benchmark Basics • All application software was used in its most recent commercially available release: Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1, QuarkXPress 6.1. • All performance benchmarks were conducted in an identical fashion, and were executed several times to ensure stabilized, reliable results. In Photoshop, the Undo buffer was purged after every individual benchmark. 3.3 Application Settings • All applications were installed specifically for the benchmark project, and used in their standard configurations. 7 Section: About the Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  9. 9. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report 4 System Performance Benchmarks: Details 4.1 Performance Benchmarks: System Operations The following operations were benchmarked: • System startup • Application launch (initial launch and relaunch) • File copy (local): single file, 50MB • File copy (local): single file, 100MB • File copy (local): single file, 200MB • File copy (local): folder 100MB, 4000 files and subfolders • File open (Adobe Photoshop) • File save (Adobe Photoshop) 5 Application Performance Benchmarks 5.1 Performance Benchmarks: Adobe Photoshop CS Photoshop benchmarks consisted of a variety of common operations, drawing on different aspects of computer performance. All tests were performed on files of three different sizes: 50MB, 100MB, and 200MB. After each test, the Undo buffer was purged. Functions tested: • Gaussian Blur (radius 40 pixels) • RGB-CMYK Conversion • Unsharp Masking (50%, 10 pixels) • Lighting Effects (default values) • Resample Image (150%) 5.2 Performance Benchmarks: Adobe InDesign CS/QuarkXPress 6.1 InDesign Benchmarks consisted of five common tasks, such as importing images and large text documents, and exporting PDF files. (See also: Workflow Integration Benchmarks) Functions tested: • Export PDF • Switch to high-resolution display (complex file) 8 Section: System Performance Benchmarks: Details For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  10. 10. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report 6 Network/Server Performance Benchmarks The aim of the network/server performance benchmarks was to document the performance increase of new Power Mac G5 models using Gigabit Ethernet over older models. All machines were connected to an Apple Xserve server via a Gigabit switch. The benchmarks measured performance in both directions, copying files from the workstation to the server, and from the server to the workstation. Operations tested: File Copy (Workstation -> Server) • File copy: single file, 50MB • File copy: single file, 100MB • File copy: single file, 200MB • File copy: folder 100MB, 4000 files and subfolders File Copy (Server -> Workstation) • 50MB (single file) • 100 MB (single file) • 200 MB (single file) • 100 MB (folder copy) • File copy: folder 100MB, 4000 files and subfolders 7 Workflow Integration Benchmarks (InDesign CS, QuarkXPress 6.1) The Workflow Integration Benchmarks measured the time necessary to perform an edit operation for a placed picture in a page layout application. The benchmark included triggering the editing operation in InDesign 2.0 or QuarkXPress, opening the file in the native application, performing a simple edit operation, saving the changes, and returning to the page layout environment to update the placed picture. Tests performed: Photoshop Round-trip • Photoshop Round-trip, 20MB file (Photoshop already launched) • Photoshop Round-trip, 50MB file (Photoshop already launched) • Photoshop Round-trip, 100MB file (Photoshop already launched) • Photoshop Round-trip, 20MB file (including Photoshop launch) • Photoshop Round-trip, 50MB file (including Photoshop launch) • Photoshop Round-trip, 100MB file (including Photoshop launch) Illustrator Round-trip • Illustrator Round-trip, complex graphic (Illustrator already launched) • Illustrator Round-trip, complex graphic (including Illustrator launch) 9 Section: Network/Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  11. 11. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report 8 Multiprocessing Benchmark The benchmark project included a specific set of benchmarks designed to measure the impact of multiprocessing on productivity. During the benchmark, three time consuming tasks were performed in the 2.5GHz Power Mac G5. The first phase consisted in measuring each task individually, the second phase measured the time necessary to complet two or three tasks in parallel. Tasks included in the the multiprocessing benchmark: • Apply Photoshop filter to a 200MB image file • Create PDF file from a complex page layout document using InDesign CS • Perform a local file copy operation using the Finder 10 Section: Multiprocessing Benchmark For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  12. 12. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report System Performance Benchmarks 11 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  13. 13. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Complete Results System Performance Benchmarks Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 Phase 1: Basic Tests Phase 1: Basic Tests System Startup 72 47 48 System Startup 65,6 39,3 48 App Launch A. Illustrator 36,5 19,2 10,8 App Launch A. Illustrator 36,2 17,9 10,8 Relaunch 11,3 9,1 3,1 Relaunch 11,3 7,4 3,1 App Launch A. Photoshop 32,8 25 8,8 App Launch A. Photoshop 25,9 15,5 8,8 Relaunch 21,3 11,9 4,4 Relaunch 14,2 10,1 4,4 App Launch A. InDesign 26,7 16,2 7,5 App Launch A. InDesign 24,7 10,8 7,5 Relaunch 6,7 8,2 2 Relaunch 5,7 3,9 2 App Launch A. Acrobat 34,9 24,4 11,4 App Launch A. Acrobat 34,7 17,2 11,4 App Launch QuarkXPress 45,1 19,4 12,7 App Launch QuarkXPress 31,6 16,7 12,7 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 File Copy (Local) File Copy (Local) 50MB (single file) 10,9 4,3 1 50MB (single file) 10,7 4 1 100MB (single file) 20,6 8,2 1,9 100MB (single file) 20,6 7,7 1,9 200MB (single file) 39,8 16,2 9,6 200MB (single file) 40,1 15,7 9,6 100MB (folder copy) 221,5 90,6 20,7 100MB (folder copy) 160 85,7 20,7 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 File Open/Save (Photoshop) File Open/Save (Photoshop) Open 100MB File 65,8 55,9 2 Open 100MB File 16,1 6,6 2 Save 100MB File 40,3 22,3 2,7 Save 100MB File 17,3 6,2 2,7 Open 200MB File 130,7 75,1 3,3 Open 200MB File 32,6 12,6 3,3 Save 200MB File 107,4 55,5 5,2 Save 200MB File 36,3 12,2 5,2 Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 12 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  14. 14. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: Basic Tests (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 System Startup App Launch A. Illustrator Relaunch App Launch A. Photoshop G3 (256MB) Relaunch G4 (256MB) G5 App Launch A. InDesign Relaunch App Launch A. Acrobat App Launch QuarkXPress Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 13 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  15. 15. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: Basic Tests (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 System Startup App Launch A. Illustrator Relaunch App Launch A. Photoshop G3 (1GB) Relaunch G4 (1GB) G5 App Launch A. InDesign Relaunch App Launch A. Acrobat App Launch QuarkXPress Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 14 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  16. 16. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: File Copy (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 15 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  17. 17. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: File Copy (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 16 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  18. 18. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: File Open/Save (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Open 100MB File Save 100MB File G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 Open 200MB File Save 200MB File Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 17 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  19. 19. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project System Performance Benchmarks: File Open/Save (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Open 100MB File Save 100MB File G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 Open 200MB File Save 200MB File Results in seconds. Shorter/lower is better. 18 Section: System Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  20. 20. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Application Performance Benchmarks 19 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  21. 21. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Results: Adobe Photoshop Performance Benchmarks G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 50MB File 50MB File Gaussian Blur radius 40 47,8 24,2 1,7 Gaussian Blur radius 40 19,5 9,1 1,7 RGB -> CMYK 38,7 10,9 1,4 RGB -> CMYK 18,4 6,2 1,4 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 44 31,3 1,6 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 21,9 10,6 1,6 Lighting Effects—default 56 24,6 1,4 Lighting Effects—default 19,1 7,3 1,4 Resample 150% 52,9 19,3 1,4 Resample 150% 17,3 6,2 1,4 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 100MB File 100MB File Gaussian Blur radius 40 104,6 54 2,9 Gaussian Blur radius 40 41 16,6 2,9 RGB -> CMYK 72,4 28,9 2,3 RGB -> CMYK 33,8 13,7 2,3 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 81,9 45,7 3,1 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 48,2 18,9 3,1 Lighting Effects—default 160,6 79,7 3,5 Lighting Effects—default 37,2 11,8 3,5 Resample 150% 163,8 83,1 3,2 Resample 150% 40,8 7,9 3,2 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 200MB File 200MB File Gaussian Blur radius 40 231,2 91,1 6 Gaussian Blur radius 40 129 43,1 6 RGB -> CMYK 171,7 61 4,5 RGB -> CMYK 120,2 35,5 4,5 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 180,4 72,5 6 Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) 116 49 6 Lighting Effects—default 237,4 104,5 4,4 Lighting Effects—default 169,5 56 4,4 Resample 150% 473,2 240,1 3,4 Resample 150% 143,2 40,4 3,4 20 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  22. 22. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 50MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (256MB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (256MB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 21 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  23. 23. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 50MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (1GB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (1GB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 22 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  24. 24. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 100MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (256MB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (256MB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 23 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  25. 25. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 100MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (1GB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (1GB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 24 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  26. 26. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 200MB File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (256MB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (256MB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 25 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  27. 27. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Adobe Photoshop Benchmarks 200MB File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Gaussian Blur radius 40 RGB -> CMYK G3 (1GB) Unsharp Mask (50%, 10 pix) G4 (1GB) G5 Lighting Effects—default Resample 150% 26 Section: Application Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  28. 28. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Server Performance Benchmarks 27 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  29. 29. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Results: Server Performance Benchmarks Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet File Copy (Workstation -> Server) File Copy (Workstation -> Server) 50MB (single file) 7,1 2,2 1,2 50MB (single file) 6,7 2,0 1,2 100MB (single file) 12,7 3,7 2,1 100MB (single file) 11,5 3,6 2,1 200MB (single file) 23,5 6,7 3,7 200MB (single file) 21,3 6,5 3,7 100MB (folder copy) 136,9 103,3 77,8 100MB (folder copy) 135,3 98,4 77,8 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet File Copy (Server -> Workstation) File Copy (Server -> Workstation) 50MB (single file) 7,2 2,3 1,3 50MB (single file) 5,7 1,9 1,3 100MB (single file) 11,5 3,6 2,5 100MB (single file) 10,6 3,6 2,5 200MB (single file) 22,2 6,6 3,3 200MB (single file) 21,2 6,6 3,3 100MB (folder copy) 127,5 85,7 46,4 100MB (folder copy) 123,2 78,9 46,4 Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Open/Save Photoshop file on server Open/Save Photoshop file on server 50MB (single file) Open 36,5 16,3 1,3 50MB (single file) Open 10,9 4,7 1,3 Save 40,5 12,5 1,3 Save 9,7 4,1 1,3 100MB (single file) Open 85,1 37,2 3,2 100MB (single file) Open 18,5 5,1 3,2 Save 70,8 45,0 3,6 Save 16,5 5,6 3,6 200MB (single file) Open 152,0 87,7 2,5 200MB (single file) Open 34,6 11,9 2,5 Save 145,1 89,5 5,3 Save 52,6 9,5 5,3 28 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  30. 30. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Workstation to Server File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0,0 20,0 40,0 60,0 80,0 100,0 120,0 140,0 160,0 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) 29 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  31. 31. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Workstation to Server File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0,0 20,0 40,0 60,0 80,0 100,0 120,0 140,0 160,0 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) 30 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  32. 32. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Server to Workstation File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0,0 20,0 40,0 60,0 80,0 100,0 120,0 140,0 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) 31 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  33. 33. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Server to Workstation File Copy Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0,0 20,0 40,0 60,0 80,0 100,0 120,0 140,0 50MB (single file) 100MB (single file) G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 200MB (single file) 100MB (folder copy) 32 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  34. 34. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Server File Open/Save Performance (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0,0 20,0 40,0 60,0 80,0 100,0 120,0 140,0 160,0 Open 50MB (single file) Save Open G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 Save 100MB (single file) Open Save 200MB (single file) 33 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  35. 35. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Server File Open/Save Performance (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0,0 10,0 20,0 30,0 40,0 50,0 60,0 Open 50MB (single file) Save Open G3 ((1GB) G4 ((1GB) G5 Save 100MB (single file) Open Save 200MB (single file) 34 Section: Server Performance Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  36. 36. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Workflow Integration Benchmarks 35 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  37. 37. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Results: Workflow Integration Benchmarks (Mac OS X) Time in seconds. Lower is better Time in seconds. Lower is better G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 QuarkXPress QuarkXPress Preview complex illustration 120,1 47,7 13,6 Preview complex illustration 90,4 42,8 13,6 Photoshop round-trip (Photoshop already launched) Photoshop round-trip (Photoshop already launched) 20MB file 98 45,1 6,2 20MB file 29,7 11,7 6,2 50MB file 176,1 69,1 8,4 50MB file 49,6 15,9 8,4 100MB file 308,6 132,8 8,9 100MB file 76,6 43,6 8,9 Photoshop round-trip (including Photoshop launch) Photoshop round-trip (including Photoshop launch) 20MB file 125,5 67,6 11,3 20MB file 46,1 33,5 11,3 50MB file 198,9 87,6 11,7 50MB file 65,9 43,7 11,7 100MB file 330,2 151,2 14,8 100MB file 90,6 71,1 14,8 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) 49,3 45,4 20,8 43,2 42,3 20,8 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 88 70,2 31 86,4 69,3 31 Creating PDF file for client approval Creating PDF file for client approval 404 175,6 49,7 266,2 129,6 49,7 Adobe InDesign Adobe InDesign Preview complex illustration 6,4 5,6 2,2 Preview complex illustration 6,2 5,4 2,2 Photoshop round-trip (Photoshop already launched) Photoshop round-trip (Photoshop already launched) 20MB file 72 29,5 4,7 20MB file 16,6 8,8 4,7 50MB file 170,2 74,3 6,1 50MB file 26,3 12,6 6,1 100MB file 321,9 142,9 8,1 100MB file 42,7 19 8,1 Photoshop round-trip (including Photoshop launch) Photoshop round-trip (including Photoshop launch) 20MB file 89,7 40,2 8,6 20MB file 34,1 20,5 8,6 50MB file 192,9 88,7 10,5 50MB file 42,6 24,8 10,5 100MB file 340,7 156,8 13,5 100MB file 64,9 31,4 13,5 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) 63,6 35,5 20,1 42,8 31,8 20,1 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 77,4 48,8 23,3 59,3 44,7 23,3 Creating PDF file for client approval Creating PDF file for client approval 163,1 85,6 24,5 114,6 58,3 24,5 Creating complex PDF file with Acrobat Distiller Creating complex PDF file with Acrobat Distiller 245 231 35 119,6 91 35 36 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  38. 38. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 20MB file G3 (256MB) 50MB file G4 (256MB) G5 100MB file 37 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  39. 39. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 20MB file G3 (256MB) 50MB file G4 (256MB) G5 100MB file 38 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  40. 40. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Illustrator Round-Trip (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 39 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  41. 41. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Performance Preview Illustration/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Preview complex illustration G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 Creating PDF file for client approval 40 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  42. 42. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 20MB file G3 (256MB) 50MB file G4 (256MB) G5 100MB file 41 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  43. 43. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 20MB file G3 (256MB) 50MB file G4 (256MB) G5 100MB file 42 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  44. 44. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Workflow: Illustrator Round-Trip (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) G3 (256MB) G4 (256MB) G5 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 43 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  45. 45. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Performance Preview Complex Page/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 256MB of RAM) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Preview complex illustration G3 (256MB) Creating PDF file for client G4 (256MB) approval G5 Creating complex PDF file with Acrobat Distiller 44 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  46. 46. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 20MB file G3 (1GB) 50MB file G4 (1GB) G5 100MB file 45 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  47. 47. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Photoshop Round-Trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 20MB file G3 (1GB) 50MB file G4 (1GB) G5 100MB file 46 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  48. 48. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Workflow: Illustrator Round-Trip (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 47 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  49. 49. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project QuarkXPress Performance Preview Page/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 Preview complex illustration G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 Creating PDF file for client approval 48 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  50. 50. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Performance Photoshop Round-Trip (Photoshop already launched) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 20MB file G3 (1GB) 50MB file G4 (1GB) G5 100MB file 49 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  51. 51. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Performance Photoshop Round-Trip (including Photoshop launch) (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 20MB file G3 (1GB) 50MB file G4 (1GB) G5 100MB file 50 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  52. 52. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Performance Illustrator Round-Trip (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Illustrator round-trip (Illustrator already launched) G3 (1GB) G4 (1GB) G5 Illustrator round-trip (including Illustrator launch) 51 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  53. 53. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project InDesign Performance Preview/Create PDF File (Legacy Platform 1GB of RAM) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Preview complex illustration G3 (1GB) Creating PDF file for client G4 (1GB) approval G5 Creating complex PDF file with Acrobat Distiller 52 Section: Workflow Integration Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  54. 54. Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 Client: Apple Computer The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Benchmark Report Multiprocessing Benchmarks 53 Section: Multiprocessing Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com June 9, 2004
  55. 55. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Results Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5) Task Task 1: Photoshop Filter 44.2 Task 2: Create PDF 50.8 Both tasks performed in parallel 58.5 Both tasks performed consecutively 95 Task 1: Photoshop Filter 44.2 Task 2: Create PDF 50.8 Task 3: Finder Copy 43.2 All three tasks performed in parallel 78.7 All three tasks performed consecutively 138.2 54 Section: Multiprocessing Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  56. 56. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5): 2 Tasks 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Task 1: Photoshop Filter 44.2 Task 2: Create PDF 50.8 Both tasks performed in parallel 58.5 Both tasks performed consecutively 95 55 Section: Multiprocessing Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004
  57. 57. Client: Apple Computer Benchmark Report Pfeiffer Consulting 01001011 The 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Benchmark Project Multiprocessing Benchmarks (2.5GHz Power Mac G5): 3 Tasks 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 Task 1: Photoshop Filter 44.2 Task 2: Create PDF 50.8 Task 3: Finder Copy 43.2 All three tasks performed in parallel 78.7 All three tasks performed consecutively 138.2 56 Section: Multiprocessing Benchmarks For further information contact: reasearch@pfeifferreport.com Modified: June 9, 2004

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