View Full Version : PPC 970 Benches on Mac Bidouille [Rumors]

05-05-2003, 01:37 PM
"[Photoshop : PPC 970 mono 1.4 is 87% faster than a Dual 1.42 GHz
Final Cut Pro : PPC 970 mono 1.4 is 112% faster than a Dual 1.42 GHz
Alias|Wavefront Maya Render : PPC 970 mono 1.4 is 254% faster than a Dual 1.42 GHz]"

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If this is confirmed, PPC 970 is a killer .:)

05-05-2003, 03:42 PM
The dual 1.42 G4 and 3 Ghz Pentium 4 numbers are identical to www.barefeats.com's non-standard benchmark numbers, so I think it's bogus.

Another clue that they are bogus is the Bryce numbers. Bryce isn't MP aware, and yet the dual 1.8 970 is over twice as fast as the single 970. That is fake, obviously.

I want to believe, but these are fake.

05-06-2003, 09:40 AM
If this is true this is scarey!
Can this be true?

http://www.macbidouille.com/news/photonews14/benchps.jpg :eek:http://www.macbidouille.com/news/photonews14/bench4d.jpg

05-06-2003, 11:49 AM
Well, it looks like they responded to the crticisms about the numbers being the same as Barefeat's and that Bryce isn't MP aware.

They say that they did indeed use Barefeats' numbers, and that they were using a beta of Bryce 6, which is MP aware. Hmmmmm.

"We contacted our source about the too big similitudes between the benchs we received and those published by Barefeats, and were told that Apple took the numbers of the P IV and dual 1.42 from Barefeats and used their testing protocol. For Bryce [nonoche:not supporting multiple processors], here's the explanation we got:
"I should have told you, the benchmarks with Bryce... were done on a beta of a forthcoming version of Bryce, which should be released in July or August this year. Version 6 will support multiple processors... Bryce 6 beta is available on a few P2P sites, notably on hotline. The real file is Corel Bryce 6 beta.sit, and takes 91.2 MB"
We do not think this is a hoax in any case. A number of details of the dialogs we've been having for 2 months have been reaffirmed in several occasions, starting by the presence of the PPC 970 at the WWDC and the 64 bits optimisation of Panther. We mostly see there a lack of comprehension linked to the language barrier.
The editor clarifies that rumors should be taken for what they are -- rumors, and that they have more to lose by publishing rumors than to gain:

To conclude, if the rumor of the breathtaking performances of the PPC 970 reveals to be false, I will never again publish rumors. If the rumor gets confirmed and that the PPC 970 reveals to be the bomb we're all waiting for (which I am convinced), I will probably not publish rumors any more neither. Those informations will remain inside the team.