A while back, a fellow member had made a thread about Altivec Fractal Carbon, which was a PPC only binary, and was able to test the number crunching speed of a processor, with a single result at the end. that was version 1.3
on that version, i scored a best of 5000 MegaFlops, while utilizing a "maximum count" of 65536 in the program settings with nothing else running in the background.
so i reinstalled, using JaS DVD 10.4.6, and using myzars SecUpd003 + AMD Enabler. and then i went to download the program again, and realized it is now called Altivec Power Fractal, and it is also at version 1.4, which is the new Universal Intel/PPC Binary.
so i thought, hmmm maybe i'll see like a 20% increase in performance.
but what i got was totally unexpected.
now i will link you, and you will all test this program =)
and this will become a sticky, as it is more reliable than xbench in terms of computing power, i find. (hint hint)
For the sake of this thread, please use the following parameters:
Color Speed: 10
Maximum Count: 262144
Zoom Factor: 2
this will ensure that everyone has scores based on the same test.
upon opening the program, you will see that it starts to test your computer already. just let it do its thing, and then change your Maximum Count to the aboven number, as every other parameter is default in this test.
here is a link for you testers.
Altivec Power Fractal
I'll start with my result at the designated settings....
Elapsed Time:79.5 Seconds
Achieving 8683.0 MegaFlops