MacBook - Handling Leopard's 3D effects?

Do you think the MacBook will handle Leopard's 3D effects?

  • Yes

    Votes: 62 71.3%
  • No

    Votes: 4 4.6%
  • Yes with some difficulty

    Votes: 21 24.1%

  • Total voters
    87

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I'm sure that they were careful to make sure that everything would work, they are still to new for Apple not to care about the people who bought them getting full use out of the newest operating system.
 

aliquis-

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What 3d? Core animation? Its usage seems to be sparingly, if anything ;D

Tigers effects works even without 3d acceleration (or well, not the riple effect.)
 

Tumeg101

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I have heard that apple might upgrade the integrated graphics, to work with leopard better... but this is just a rumor, I seriously hope apple does upgrade the graphics, even if leopard does work fine with the current MacBooks
 

Stadsport

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Leopard doesn't have any 3D effects other than Time Machine, which is perfectly smooth.

Honestly 9A499 is REALLY fast. 9A466 wasn't too shabby but it was logging everything, which slowed it down.
 

Sbrocket

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Leopard doesn't have any 3D effects other than Time Machine, which is perfectly smooth.

Honestly 9A499 is REALLY fast. 9A466 wasn't too shabby but it was logging everything, which slowed it down.
If you think 9A499 is really fast, wait to you see the builds after it. Spotlight is super snappy. I noticed a major performance increase; it actually works like it says, instantaneous results as I type in my search terms. Not gonna need Quicksilver any more if the performance stays that good on a loaded down system.

And yes, the MacBook will have no problem performing any and all of Leopard's new animations.
 

mgargan1

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well, i don't think that they would get much pr success if they didn't make their products capible of running their software.
 

aethelbert

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It will run perfectly. Like said before, Apple won't drop full support for such a huge chunk of their product line. Something tells me that most of the people that say that there will be issues own a macbook pro. :rolleyes:
 

DoFoT9

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i was under the impression that leopard, with the same computer when upgraded from tiger, would run at the same if not faster than previous OS's.

i.e. leopard on your mac will run faster than tiger.
 

matthewp

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i was under the impression that leopard, with the same computer when upgraded from tiger, would run at the same if not faster than previous OS's.

i.e. leopard on your mac will run faster than tiger.
Isn't that pointing to Leopard (64bit) running faster than Tiger (on 64bit systems)??
 

DoFoT9

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Isn't that pointing to Leopard (64bit) running faster than Tiger (on 64bit systems)??
uumm i spose so.

i was just stating in general that i was under the impression that leopard is optimized/able to perform better. or will it need more resources like vista :p

like of course it will need more resources... but you know..

tiger isnt fully 64-bit neway, dont forget
 

Mac-Addict

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Leopard should run better on your Macbook becuase it has been designed for intel chips aside to Tiger being ported to work on intel chips, so with the fact it will run faster I think a few 3D effects should be easy.
 

G-Force

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Oops accidentally voted no, but I meant yes. I don't think the MacBook will have any problems with Leopard. :)
 

Applespider

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I'm sure that they were careful to make sure that everything would work, they are still to new for Apple not to care about the people who bought them getting full use out of the newest operating system.
I'd disagree. When Tiger came out, there were systems still being sold that couldn't handle some of the CoreImage real-time effects like the Dashboard ripple. And other ones like the effects in iMovie were handled by the CPU rather than the processor which meant they took rather longer.

Sure things will work... but you might not get all the eye-candy...
 

Macmadant

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I've got the leopard from WWDC 07 installed on a C2D imac with 1 GB RAM and a 256 mb Radeon X1600, and some of the things, such as cover flow, take about 5 seconds for render properly and get the preview correctly, and photo-booth is as slow as hell, time machine is a little jerky in terms of 3D effects, of course this is a beta, and i certainly hope apple clears things up, but if this is what is to come from a X1600, i wouldn't be to thrilled about using a GMA 950
 

xUKHCx

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I've got the leopard from WWDC 07 installed on a C2D imac with 1 GB RAM and a 256 mb Radeon X1600, and some of the things, such as cover flow, take about 5 seconds for render properly and get the preview correctly, and photo-booth is as slow as hell, time machine is a little jerky in terms of 3D effects, of course this is a beta, and i certainly hope apple clears things up, but if this is what is to come from a X1600, i wouldn't be to thrilled about using a GMA 950
Works Great, I Used To Run 9A466 On My MacBook.
Leopard doesn't have any 3D effects other than Time Machine, which is perfectly smooth.

Honestly 9A499 is REALLY fast. 9A466 wasn't too shabby but it was logging everything, which slowed it down.
Seems like there are differences with experiences regarding the Leopard Beta. Perhaps they had sorted out the X1600 driver properly and i'd imagine it will work a lot better upon release.
 

aliquis-

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If you think 9A499 is really fast, wait to you see the builds after it. Spotlight is super snappy. I noticed a major performance increase; it actually works like it says, instantaneous results as I type in my search terms. Not gonna need Quicksilver any more if the performance stays that good on a loaded down system.

And yes, the MacBook will have no problem performing any and all of Leopard's new animations.
Isn't quicksilver much more convenient for launching apps?
 

aliquis-

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Isn't that pointing to Leopard (64bit) running faster than Tiger (on 64bit systems)??
64-bit apps doesn't have to be faster than 32-bit apps, people need to learn that some day, or notice it =P

Anyway Leopard will probably be faster in some areas because even more stuff are moved away from PPC-code into universal binaries therefor not loading Rosetta any more.

Only part which would make it slower is 3D effects but I doubt a transparent menu bar will put the Macbook to a halt .... Spotlight graphics are simple aswell and you won't use that the whole time. The "explosion" effect in some apps might use a little power but nothing the 950GMA won't be able to handle, and it's not like that is used all the time either.

So no worries, WHAT would slow it down? ..
 

aliquis-

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Leopard should run better on your Macbook becuase it has been designed for intel chips aside to Tiger being ported to work on intel chips, so with the fact it will run faster I think a few 3D effects should be easy.
OS X had been there for x86 all the time, but yes, some apps and parts of it where PPC and still are, and run thru emulation. So yes, Leopard will probably be faster on x86-hardware, maybe a little slower on PPC due to more effects.