Real World speed comparisons-New 2.4 blackbook vs 17 powerbook 1.5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by godusesapple, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just received the most recent update of the black macbook....2.4 and 2 gigs ram. My old powerbook was a 1.5 with 2 gigs ram. To test the speed difference i opened photoshop cs2 and then opened a 235 mb file. I timed how long it took to open. 1 min and 57 sec on the powerbook. The new macbook took 56 sec. Then I purchased a 4 gig upgrade from OWC and repeated the test. The time to open the file was a blazing fast 19 secs. Take it for what it is...good. By the way, i was nervous about the whole buying ram from a company and installing by myself...It was easy and owc is great company. Bye
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    What size HDD...

    did you get? My bad, I didn't see the BlackBook in the title. What did you do with your old RAM? :cool:
     
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    kinchee87

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    Not to mention the fact that Photoshop CS2 runs via Rosetta.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean?
    If I had to guess... not the ideal code for OSX? Is CS3 this way too?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    rosetta translates programs written for the powerpc into intel code.
     

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