Silly MP speed question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vansouza, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. vansouza macrumors 68000

    vansouza

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    I was wondering about the relative speed of a new 8 core mac pro say running 3.2 processors with 10gigs of ram.... do bouncing dock programs bounce any less. Like in my MB OOffice beta3 takes about 14 seconds to present a spreadsheet. Would that be any faster on a MP? or is that kind of speed related to other issues?

    Thanks...
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    It will open faster, but maybe not hugely faster. I doubt that the computer will use multiple cores to open a program. The real gains are in more processor intensive tasks with programs that can utilized multiple cores/processors. If dock bounces are that big of a concern you can always just leave the program open and hide it. Then it will be ready when you need it.
     
  3. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    many program start will be diskspeed-limited. Hard drives are getting faster and faster but at a much lover rate than CPUs computing speed.
    For a significantly reduced number of bounces you have to wait a couple of years for affordable Desktop-SSDs
     
  4. vansouza thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Add enough RAM though, and once you open/quit a program, subsequent opens will be instant.
     

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