How well is Tiger going to run on my machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blue_monkey, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. blue_monkey macrumors member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have a 12" iBook with the following specifications:

    1.2 Ghz
    80 gb harddrive
    512 Ram
    32mb radeon 9200
    airport etc..

    I'm wondering on how well Tiger is going to run on my machine. i know my graphiccard is not supported by core image. does that mean Tiger is not going to look good or are all the eye candy features rendered by the main CPU? and is Tiger (and all my applications) going to run at the same speed as with Panther? or is it going to be faster/slower? I don't want to upgrade and realize that everything is slower than before and the OS is looking bad compared to Panther because my computer is not capable enough to handle it.
    any ideas?
    thanks iin advance!
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    10.4 will be faster than 10.3, just as 10.3 was faster than 10.2. If your GPU isn't supported by Core Image, it simply means the CPU will do the work, as it does in Panther today.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    It is still not known what Tiger will require for Core Image. Theres a chance that it will have partial support for the 9200 series, as the new Mac mini and the current iBooks use it.
     
  4. blue_monkey thread starter macrumors member

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    so it will look just as good just the processor has more work to do?
    how much of a speed difference will it aproximately be?
     
  5. gopher macrumors 65816

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    I suggest backing up your data, repairing permissions, and running an Archive and Install following these suggestions:

    http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html

    Unless Archive and Install is not available as described here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

    In which case, backup your data at least twice, and then erase and install.
     
  6. gopher macrumors 65816

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    As for what the lack of core image support means, only once Tiger is released can that be said for certain. Also the list of supported computers for Tiger is not yet known since Apple hasn't released an equivalent page to:

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html

    for Tiger. Until Apple does, I'd hold off on getting Tiger.
     
  7. blue_monkey thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm not going to upgrade until like 3 months from now i'm just curious! thanks for all your help though! any more advice is greatly appreciated! :)
     

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