Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

Bride of Frankenmac: Individual application test results (Speedmark 8)

Copy 6GB Folder
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 98.5
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 53.6
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 117.8
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 56.5
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 142.7

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Compress 6GB Folder
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 296.0
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 291.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 412.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 404.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 341.5

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Decompress 6GB Folder
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 113.0
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 67.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 106.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 60.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 124.3

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Import iMovie Archive
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 49.8
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 43.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 46.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 37.1
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 65.1

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

iMovie Share to iTunes
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 49.1
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 47.8
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 53.1
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 52.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 51.2

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

HandBrake Encode
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 51.3
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 51.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 79.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 75.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 63.7

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

iPhoto Import
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 62.3
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 45.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 76.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 53.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 86.1

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Aperture Import
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 59.3
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 52.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 78.9
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 70.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 71.3

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Photoshop CS5 Action Script
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 89.7
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 86.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 99.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 96.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 99.7

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

iTunes AAC to MP3 Encode
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 90.3
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 88.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 121.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 118.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 105.7

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

Cinebench CPU
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 63.0
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 62.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 37.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 36.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 75.7

Results are in seconds. Shorter bars/lower results are better.

VMware-PCmark
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 4177.0
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 4135.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 3092.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 3048.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 3166.0

Results are scores. Longer bars/higher results are better.

MathematicaMark 8
  • Bride of Frankenmac (1TB HD) 2.08
  • Bride of Frankenmac (240GB SSD) 2.05
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (1TB HDD) 2.6
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (240GB SSD) 2.52
  • 2012 Mac Pro quad-core (1TB HD) 1.41

Results are scores. Longer bars/higher results are better.

Cinebench OpenGL
  • Bride of Frankenmac (Nvidia) 40.8
  • Bride of Frankenmac (ATI) 47.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (ATI) 30.2
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (Nvidia) 25.5
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (ATI) 35.4
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (Nvidia) 30.8

Results are frames per seconds. Longer bars/higher results are better.

Portal 2: Standard resolution
  • Bride of Frankenmac (Nvidia) 144.4
  • Bride of Frankenmac (ATI) 143.0
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (ATI) 100.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (Nvidia) 99.8
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (ATI) 116.6
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (Nvidia) 114.1

Results are frames per seconds. Longer bars/higher results are better.

Portal 2: High resolution
  • Bride of Frankenmac (Nvidia) 82.8
  • Bride of Frankenmac (ATI) 47.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (ATI) 50.7
  • 2012 Mac Pro 12-core (Nvidia) 84.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (ATI) 50.3
  • 2012 Mac Pro 4-core (Nvidia) 87.4

Results are frames per seconds. Longer bars/higher results are better.

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