does itunes run as heavy on mac as it does on pc

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timestoby, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    just wondering how it runs on a mac cause it seems to run heavy on my dual core pc laptop like 30-40% processes and runs as much as when i watch a hd 720p movie. does it run alot better on a mac

    i do have 2gb ram on the pc
  2. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    From my experience it does seem to be quite a bit lighter on the mac side. Just apple trying to make PC users suffer just a little bit more.
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000


    Feb 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia & Bay Area
    iTunes has always ran better on my mac mini then my same age better spec Sony Vaio.
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    To be honest, I don't notice when it's running.
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    For me it averages 2-3% usage on a 2.66ghz core. This is playing music with sound enhancer running as well. When i enable visualizers it goes to around 40%.
  6. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Yep, iTunes is much lighter on the Mac. The QuickTime framework on which it depends is sort of built into OSX, whereas in Windows the framework sits on top of the OS as an application, with iTunes sitting on top of that. As a result iTunes has a much larger resources footprint on Windows.
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I can truthfully say that yes, iTunes runs much better on a Mac.

    Earlier today, I tried to open iTunes for the first time in over a year on my 2.4 GHz PC, and it took well over 3 minutes. :eek:(And even then it run slower then anything I've ever seen)
  8. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    itunes used to run terribly on my old Vista machine... dont think i will ever touch that piece of dirt again..

    but on my MBP it runs smoothly.. its bound to run well, its native to mac what do you expect?

    not being sarcastic as this may appear but how does safari run on windows (sheer curiosity)?
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    just like any other windows program. Lots of .dll files. :p
  10. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    and i dont think i will ever return to windows ever again.. never ever.

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