Safari Performance Lion vs. SL

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by markrox7, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. markrox7 macrumors 6502

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    How does Safari in Lion (5.1) stack up to Safari in SL (5.0.5)?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    IMO it feels faster when it works but crashes more and uses A LOT RAM. I switched back to Chrome.
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Much faster than SL - the UI does not lock up when loading pages.
     
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    How much RAM is it using and how much does you're 'puter have?
     
  5. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    well mine is using 600-1200mb out of 4gb total when i just leave it idle at macrumors for a while.

    gonna upgrade to 8gb this weekend but safari seems to have a memory leak or something.
     
  6. farmersland macrumors newbie

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    On my system here, safari has about 10 Tabs open is running for a few hours now and uses just about 380mb. I think that is okay.
    Safari 5.1 on Lion is way faster than Safari on Snow Leopard. There is no doubt.
     
  7. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    what's also pretty odd is that when i am just swiping back a few pages using that new graphical sliding pages gesture, I can see the CPU of my i5 peak to well above 50% every time i go back or forth a page, never knew just going back a page was such a CPU intensive operation.

    going back a page in chrome (although not animated) doesn't make a visible CPU spike in the system monitor at all. strange?!
     
  8. farmersland macrumors newbie

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    Its because Safari is reloading the page after you swiped back. It is not the animation. Every page safari is loading uses about 30%-50% of your CPU. I tried it in Chrome and it uses about the same amount of the CPU.
     
  9. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I'm loving Safari in Lion. Fast, smooth, no lockups. I have plenty of RAM so I don't care about that.
     
  10. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Just downloaded Lion, and I can honestly say that Safari is much faster. Web pages load a lot quicker than they used to. No more beach balling either.
     
  11. Damers macrumors regular

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    I have Safari 5.1 in SL... Should I be able to have this? I just got a software update for this and iTunes 10.4. I can say that Safari 5.1 in SL is heaps faster than 5.0.5. Pages seem to load faster but I think 5.1 is taking a page from chrome's setup and using separate tasks for fetching and web content. It seems to work.

    FWIW, I do plan on upgrading from SL to Lion, just searching for some replacements for ppc apps.
     
  12. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    I find that lion is faster. Boot up is a little slower, but apps open very fast and safari doesn't crash every time you look at it wrong:D
     
  13. DJRiful macrumors newbie

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    A lot faster also MORE responsible. In SL the Safari 5.1 would still freeze around.

    The only think I still want is Middle Mouse Click close tab!!!!
    I hate pointing at the close button [x] box.... or to lift my second lazy hands and press Command+W.
     
  14. SSVicious macrumors member

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    Lion makes my Safari lock up a lot more, sometimes for 20 seconds at a time. Usually when flash or a plugin is involved. Nevertheless, Snow Leopard never did that...
     

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