my 2011 is faster than my 2012 ultimate

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  1. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i have my old 2011 13" air with core i5 1.7ghz, 4gb ram and 256GB FS. and recently i bought the 2012 11" air with spec as 2.0ghz core i7, 8gb of ram and 128GB FS.

    i tried putting the same big jpeg picture on adobe illustrator and export them at the same time to 300dpi PNG file, 450mmx450mm in size.

    i found that my old 2011 is faster by 10 seconds to complete the processes.

    my old 2011 air is using mountain lion DP4, and my new 2012 air is still using osx lion.

    is mountain lion that much faster? or my 2012 air is a dud?
     
  2. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Interested to hear others chime in on this. This is true I've heard for the rMBP.
     
  3. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing its Mountain Lion. Your 11" Ultimate should be pretty snappy based on MacWorld's Benchmarks.

    Funny, when Snow Leopard was released, lots of people wanna revert back to Leopard. Same thing with Lion to Snow Leopard. I bet it's gonna be the same cycle. Save for the rMBP owners who are looking forward to the lagging issue remedies of ML.

    Can't wait to hear other people's take on this. Might be best time to pick up these Ivy Bridge machines while they are still in Lion. :D
     
  4. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    You need to re-read the original post I think....


    i found that my old 2011 is faster by 10 seconds to complete the processes.

    my old 2011 air is using mountain lion DP4, and my new 2012 air is still using osx lion.
     
  5. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    my god! i tried converting a 1080p to a 720p in both computers, it's the exact same video file.

    the result was amazing, the old 2011 air with ML finished it 50% faster than 2012 air with Lion.

    for your information again:

    2011 air with core i5 1.7ghz only and the 2012 air is maxed out at core i7 2.0ghz!

    amazing what coding improvement makes the difference like day and night. :eek::eek:

    anybody have similar machines, please try it out.. i'm not bull shitt1ng here.
     
  6. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Would would anyone downvote this??

    Anyway, if Mountain Lion is indeed faster then that is great news.
     
  7. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    agreed. anyone is down voting too easy because they can do it so easy.

    this is great news, ML is much much faster than Lion, especially in just DP4, what would the final version be like :D
     
  8. teddat macrumors member

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    would it be too much to ask for you to install mountain lion on the 2012 i7 and repeat your tests?

    that would totally be great evidence for the speed of mountain lion.
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes, it sounds like Mountain Lion is a nice improvement. Good coding will always make a bigger difference than a 10-15% bump in the processor, which is really all that the leap to Ivy Bridge does.
     
  10. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    For the video conversion, it likely uses intel quicksync, something Lion doesn't take advantage of, at the moment.
     
  11. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

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    You should amend your title to reflect the OS difference. To. Simply say the 2011 is faster than a 2012 machine is misleading.
     
  12. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    It is a bit of a News Ltd inspired title, but I think people with ADHD do deserve a little leeway.
     
  13. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope its really ML and not defective hardware but chances are its ML which is great news. :)
     
  14. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure its ML, I am running ML on my MBP and its much quicker now.
     
  15. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    no i can't, because i heard you can't update to GM version if you have DP version installed and more importantly this 2012 air is my primary machine.
     
  16. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Of course you can. Just install ml dp on a separate partition so that you don't impact your normal lion partition. That's what you should be doing anyway with pre-release operating systems.

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    What did you use for the conversion?
     
  17. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool. I deserve to get downvoted. My bad. Sleepy eyes.
     
  18. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    no i can't install it on separate partition because my flash storage is only 128GB. it's precious.

    i did use quicktime.
     
  19. theSeb macrumors 604

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    You would only need about 16 GBs for a temporary partition to check your observations, but 128 can indeed be tight.

    Sounds like they are finally using QuickSync, which is great news.
     
  20. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but the person who politely helped you got downvoted! Strange.

    Anyway, this is an interesting thread.
     
  21. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I really can't spare any gigs. But i think i might try to upgrade to mountain lion tommorow, since the DP4 seems so stable in my old air.

    Is it true you can't upgrade from DP4 to retail version when it's released?
     
  22. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, the seed notes mention this specifically. It makes sense why from a development point of view.
     
  23. Redbull916 macrumors member

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    Cant wait for ML. I already think my 2011 i7 is super fast.
     

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