OSX speed

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by spikey, May 3, 2001.

  1. spikey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2001
    ive read how OSX is faster with a dual processor machine because it can take advantage of multiprocessing.
    What no-one has let out is how much faster is it compared to a single processor G4.
    Does anyone know?
  2. SkipSteuart Guest

    OSX SMP speed depends on the applicaion

    First Mac OSX needs to efficiently use 2 or more processors (that's pretty much done), then the applications developers need to tune their applications to take advantage of multiple processors on OSX. I think that Photoshop is tuned for OSX, but I'm not sure. I expect that by the Fall there will be a pretty long list of apps that take advantage of multiple processors under OSX. I think that Apple's web server apps will take advantage of multiple processors right now.

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