If anyone has Photoshop 7 or Photoshop CS and would like to run either the PS7bench script, or the Photoshop CS script, I have provided links here. Photoshop action scripts are small files. I believe Photoshop CS is available as a demo download from Adobe. It just requires a free registration.
I don't know if Bryce5 is available as a demo, but Strata 3D CX certainly is, and I can link to the site where I got the test render file and the instructions as well, if anyone wants to try.
I'll post what links I can here:http://www.strata.com/ http://www.stratacafe.com/benchmark_form.asp
It's very important to follow the instructions carefully, or the times will be meaningless. http://www.cinebench.com/
Cinebench is another self contained easy to run benchmark.http://homepage.mac.com/alk/picalculator.html
Note the three versions available at the bottom of the page. You can even benchmark basilisk II, since there is a 68k version.http://mac.megalink.com/files/speedrun.sit
SpeedRun is a very quick and easy benchmark.http://www.xbench.com/
Easy to run, but takes a while. The online browser shows your results in relation to actual macs. I have reservations about how meaningful XBench is.
For Adobe Photoshop CS, I think it's available from Adobe as a demo.
here's a link to the CS action script I used for Photoshop CS.http://www.s93081652.onlinehome.us./Sha ... nch_v1.atn
Unfortunately Photoshop 7 is no longer available for demo download, but if you have it, here's the link to the PS7bench script;http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Cafe/436 ... nchAdv.zip
When running either of the photoshop scripts, it's critical that you set the Photoshop preferences history state to "1" and give Photoshop as much ram as you can spare. Also, for the Photoshop 7 script, be sure you have the "timing" indicator set at the bottom of the Photoshop window, and not file size or any of the other options. This is the indicator from which you record the times for each action.
For Photoshop 7 and CS, don't worry if the image just appears black, it's a real image and it appears fine when opened in other imaging apps. Photoshop CS benchmark requires a stopwatch or watch with a second hand.
Of course, Strata3D, Cinebench, and Photoshop are also available for Windows, so you can directly compare your PearPC slowdown factor against your host Windows machine.
I have not attempted any PearPC benchmarks with a Linux host.