leopard speed? 40mph lol

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    My question is will leopard be "faster" on my mb cd 2 ghz 2gig ram than tiger is now even though tiger has lower system requirements in both processor and ram (seeing how 800mhz g4s are said to not work well)?

    i mean in real life i would think a leopard can run faster than the bigger tiger lol
     
  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    :D:D LOL (Laughing Out Loud)

    Note is apoximatley the same speed (there is a .371927 kph difference)
     
  4. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting question - this is something that I've been wondering about, too.

    I have a Powerbook 12" 867MHz (PowerPC G4) with 1.12GB RAM and a 40GB hard drive. So I just about meet the minimum requirements for Leopard. I'm currently running Panther (10.3.9) and my PB is fast enough for most of what I do. I'm planning to upgrade to Leopard soon after it is released. When I upgrade to Leopard, what am I most likely to see?

    A. A performance slowdown.
    B. A performance speedup.
    C. No change in performance.

    I'm ok with either or [C], but I'm hoping very strongly that I won't encounter [A]. Any beta testers out there with feedback?
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    yea i know. there is no pt to upgrade in my opinion if it will make my computer be slow
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    That's what I'm wondering... I have a G4 Mini with 512 megs of RAM. Would Leopard or Tiger be a better upgrade for it (or none at all)
     
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    I would not have known what you meant if you didn't include the parenthesis.

    Thanks genius.
     
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    Otherwise i might of got in trouble for using text/chat talk
     
  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Nice reference to time machine
     
  12. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    I understand Tiger saw a speedup because of the evolution of the code, but I don't know about Leopard. Maybe there's a limit to how far you can optimise th PPC code?
    Leopard does have some possibly intensive new features such as coverflow in the Finder, so I would have to say Leopard may be a bit slower than Panther on your G4.
     
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    Only if you use the coverflow view. Most of the things that Tiger introduce and Leopard can either not be used or turned off, e.g. Dashboard, Spotlight, Time Machine*


    *not certain about that one but i believe you have to enable it in system preferences.
     

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