Leopard VS Tiger benchmarks ?

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  1. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

    GuillaumeB

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    hello,

    Where can I find good benchmarks comparing the two systems ?

    i hear many people praising the performances of Tiger. I own a MBP (2,4GHz and 4 gigs of ram) bought in June 07 that shipped with Tiger... Wondering whether I should downgrade.
    Well I guess i'll waith for snow leopard but i'm still interested in comparing how much Mac OS X lost with Leopard
     
  2. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    The general concensus is that Leopard is faster for 64-bit performance, but slower for 32-bit (only a tiny bit).

    It's also slower on a PowerPC Mac, but faster overall on an Intel Mac (than Tiger on an Intel Mac). Therefore, it's really not worth downgrading to Tiger. I have the same model MacBook Pro as you and I tried it (out of interest). Leopard is definitely at least as fast, if not faster.

    Bare in mind that Leopard has many speed optimisations over Tiger, such as faster boot and shutdown, more streamlined kernel etc.

    Check out this article for direct benchmark comparisons:
    http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2007/10/leopard-performance-october-2007/

    A quick Google search of something like 'leopard vs tiger performance' comes up with quite a few results with benchmarks etc. ;)
     
  3. GuillaumeB thread starter macrumors 6502

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