Is Leopard (so far) faster than Tiger?

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  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    I saw a video of leopard on You Tube and it seemed very snappy. Actually it looked faster than Tiger on my MBP.

    For the lucky ones that have played with the latest build, does it feel faster than tiger on the same hardware?
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it is...um, I mean, it probably will be. :cool:
     
  3. David G. macrumors 65816

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    That's good to know.
     
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    haha ;)

    It better be faster, I can't wait!
     
  5. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard the latest betas are ridiculously fast when compared to Tiger. Leopard apparently takes much better advantage of today's hardware due to being a full 64bit OS.



    Not that I've used it. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    That couldn't be the reason; mostly 64 bit just means you can access more memory. And keep in mind that only Core 2 Duos and Xeons and G5s are 64-bit; everything else (Core Duos, etc.) is 32-bit, and will run Leopard in 32-bit mode.

    --Eric
     
  7. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    I'm aware of what 64 bit means. It's now extended up through the entire OS though, and not just at the UNIX layer like it was in Tiger. Regardless, the performance has dramatically increased when compared with Tiger, which isn't slow at all itself.

    Each OS X release seems to consistently perform better on the same hardware, even though more features have been added. I'm obviously talking about a reasonably recent system. It's obvious that a G3 (which isn't even technically supported by Leopard) isn't going to increase in terms of performance. Within reason each OS X release has always increased performance over prior releases.
     
  8. Dark Eternal macrumors newbie

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    Ive noticed a significant speed boost on my dual g5
     
  9. brianus macrumors 6502

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    I don't suppose anyone has tried Leopard on a G4 mini...?
     
  10. DisturbedSith macrumors newbie

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    Leopard (WWDC 07) on a 12" 1.5GHz Powerbook with 512MB ram runs better than Tiger.

    Leopard (WWDC 07) on a 20" 2.0CD iMac with 2GB ram runs circles around Tiger.

    Nuff said.
     
  11. Siemova macrumors member

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    On my iMac G5 (ALS) 2.0 Ghz, though it's not a night and day difference, I have seen a marked speed increase with the WWDC build. (Haven't tried 9A499 yet because of reports of instability and graphical glitches, but I hear it's even faster.) I think the improvement mainly boils down to hardware 2D acceleration, and perhaps the rewritten Finder.
     
  12. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I'm just jealous you managed to get the big man himself, Jonathan, to come round and play with your G5!
     

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