1. E

    Why does not Apple set different performance options?

    the worst thing about bad choices and outputs of mbp 16 is the battery life concern causes them. To promote the battery life on WWDC show, users suffer these kind of quality drops or choices. if i use a Pro labeled device, i have right to modify its performance settings, i should have right to...
  2. yarcheek

    Hardware impact on Safari (browsers) performance

    Hi. I'm considering upgrading my notebook (MacBook 2017 for Macbook Pro 13 or Macbook Air). I spend the majority of my time in a variety of web apps. I was wondering what hardware choices will boost website page rendering performance (speed) the most. Is it RAM? Is it CPU? Is it faster SSD? Is...
  3. A

    Mac Mini Late 2012 - SSD or RAM upgrade?

    Hey everyone! I recently acquired a Mac Mini — the late 2012 model. It's up and running, but it's fairly slow, and I'm certain that its performance is related to the slow 500 GB HDD it came with. The hard drive is mechanical, and so I'm thinking of either upgrading the RAM (4GB) or the hard...
  4. V

    Speed difference amongst 16" SSD options?

    Do you guys think there's any considerable (say >5%) read and or write speed difference between the various SSD capacity options of the 16" Macbook Pro?
  5. z970mp

    foxPEP - A Faster Firefox

    Version 1.9.1 | Developed by zgxSystems The Firefox Partitioned Engine Patch, officially abbreviated as foxPEP, is a finely tuned all-in-one parameters patch designed exclusively for Firefox-based browsers that automatically applies a number of advanced under-the-hood configurations to achieve...
  6. imrazor

    Vega 20 performance data

    So I'm considering getting an iMac and pondering the costs vs. benefits of the 21.5" model and the 27". One piece of info caught my eye; the 21.5" is available with a Vega 20 GPU. The problem is I can't seem to find any performance info for this GPU. Usually I rely on PC benchmarks for...
  7. nkarafo

    iPad Pro iPadOS 13.1 on iPad Pro 2016 (1st gen) 9.7 performance

    Hello! I have an ipad pro 2016 and I would like to know how is the performance with iPadOS 13.1 Games have any lag? What is the size of the OS installed? I have 32gb only and I fear that it will be 10-15gb just the OS.. Thank you!
  8. Jubadub

    Do you own a Talos II?

    I believe the PowerPC community needs no introduction regarding the brilliant Talos II, Talos II Lite, Blackbird and the upcoming Condor product lines by Raptor. Knowing these computers being insanely high-performant, cost-competitive, privacy-respecting and completely blob-free (unless we count...
  9. CNX Grinder

    How to make a MacBook run fast again?

    hey all, Is there a way I could like do a reset of my MacBook so its fast again? It doesn't run as fast as it used to. Its about 3-4 years old. Sometimes when it starts up, it freezes for like 4-5 seconds. I know its not hardware but most likely tons of apps installed and more apps opening up...
  10. C

    Is 1TB SSD faster than 512GB SSD?

    For the 2019 iMac, anyone has any idea if that is true? I remember someone posted when Mac mini came out that the larger the SDD the faster it is. I wonder if that also is the case for iMac? If so, by how much? Thanks!
  11. S

    WOW New 15inch Macbook no faster than Old 13 in Final Cut Pro.

    I demo'd a 15 inch MBP today in store. It was the Touch Bar and Touch ID 2.6GHz 6-Core Processor Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory 256GB SSD storage And I put it against my 1967 Macbook Pro 2015 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics...
  12. Vjosullivan

    MacBookPro · Which Extras? · In What Order?

    I'm in the market for a new MacBook Pro (though I may wait a couple of months to see if a 16" model materialises). My budget is yet to be decided but will exceed the entry price of the current 15" model. So, given a starting point of current base 15" MacBook Pro: Processor: 2.6GHz 6-core...
  13. Djsquid

    Help which iMac do I buy?

    I’m currently in a little dilemma between what iMac to buy. It has to be a 27inch 5k. Which of these is better; Brand new 2019 3.0GHz 6-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, 1TB Storage, 8GB Ram, Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory Or Pre-owned Late 2015 4.0GHz Core i7 Quad...
  14. B S Magnet

    ATI Radeon performance comparisons across different OS kexts?

    I’ve found the Tip:- ATI Rage 128 in Leopard thread to be one of the more invaluable finds when optimizing the very best from older PPC equipment bundled with that video card. It’s why I have, for instance, the Jaguar kexts active for the ATI Rage 128 card in my iBook G3 466 running Tiger. This...
  15. T

    Purchasing advice: i7 2.6GHz/32GB RAM/512GB/Radeon 560X vs i7 2.2GHz/32GB RAM/1TB/Radeon 555X

    I'm choosing between two Macbook Pro laptops (employer will be paying) and would love some advice! Option 1 i7 2.6GHz/32GB RAM/512GB/Radeon 560X Option 2 i7 2.2GHz/32GB RAM/1TB/Radeon 555X I don't have a ton of experience with recent Apple laptops--my team chose Apple as our work purchase...
  16. H

    Mac Pro 3,1 bad VM performance for Win10

    Hello, I've got a Mac Pro 3,1 running High Sierra with 48GB RAM (6/8 Slots) and 3,2Ghz CPU Upgrade running from SATA SSD. In Virtualbox I get a strange bahavior for Windows 10 VMs. The Guest CPU ist shown as 100% utilized, but on the host it is not. Other Windows VMs run fine. Can someone...
  17. O

    Macbook pro 2015 v 2016 v 2017 for video editing

    Hi I've just jumped into the world of 360 video editing. I currently have a 2015 max spec MacBook Pro which is dying and I'm looking for a new model. I'm looking for a second hand 2016/2017/2018 model but want to spend maximum £2000. My most important requirement is video editing...
  18. A

    Advice on the best MacBook for using a virtual machine

    Hey guys! I'm choosing a new MacBook and persist in a quiet a confusion after several days of reading and thinking. :) I choose between 2018 rMBA and 2018 13' tbMBP. And specific configurations. The cornerstone of Mac's resources use is that I'm unfortunately forced to use a single (damn!)...
  19. S

    Will replacing a 5400 RPM hard drive with an SSD help iMac performance substantially?

    My wife has a late 2013 21.5" iMac with 2.7 GHz Core i5, 8GB memory, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB graphics, and a 1 GB 5400 RPM hard drive (25% used). It's gotten slower and slower over the years, but has always been sluggish. I remember being disappointed when we bought it. I was about to buy a new...
  20. A

    Mojave Performance on 2015-2018 MBA ?

    Hi, just wondering, for those of you with non-retina MBAs.... how is the performance / speed on Mojave? would you recommend updating ? any other pointers? (I heard about some issues with font clarity...) thanks !