Please post 10.4 vs 10.5 performance

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PMR, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. PMR macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Portugal (Google it)
    I'd like to ask the guys who bought Leopard to run some apps in Tiger before installing the new OS and then repeat the procedure.
    As video/photo editor I would like to know if things runs faster in Leopard, like PS, FC, InDesign, etc.
    Games would be cool also.

    Please keep in mind that I'm not demanding you anything, so don't tell me to go take a hike!;)

    If you have the time/patience to do it, please share with us:)
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Performance is broadly similar. Most reports you'll see of speed increases are simply due to people clearing some of the junk off their systems during the upgrade procedure.

    One area that has improved, however, is networking: a dropped network connection doesn't cause the finder to hang for ages as before...

    Oh, and Safari is snappier :p :rolleyes: :D
  3. DoreanGrae macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    New York, NY
    Ah, sweet. That was really annoying.
  4. aafuss1 macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2002
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Leopard feels and performs snappier on my Mac mini than 10.4 did.

    I was suprised that Time Machine's space themed 'time-travel' interface was quite smooth on my mini's GMA950 built-in graphics.
  5. whiteyanderson macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hollywood, California
    photo retoucher here as well. especially wondering how PS cs3 and illustrator run. also what type of install you did. eagerly waiting fed-ex delivery but alas, i have to work. thanks in advance!
  6. barispurut macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2008

    10.5.2 was still fast but 10.5.3 dramatically reduced the overall performance. Despite the performance loss I'll stick with Leopard, but won't upgrade anymore.

    Test results:

    Computer: iMac Core 2 duo 2.4, 2 gb RAM, 320 GB HD

    XBench Tiger (10.4.9) score: 190
    XBench Leopard (10.5.3) score: 150

    By the way, what mac are you using?

    Baris Purut


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