Snow Leopard Benchmarks?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FarFromSubtle, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. FarFromSubtle macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2006
    Like so many with a Mac Pro, watch as 90% of my apps max out 1 or two cores while the others take a holiday, my mouth is watering with anticipation for Snow Leopard.

    Benchmarks are like porn for guys like me... yet no amount of googleing has yielded any independent benchmarks of snow Leopard, let alone any of the latest builds. I would think that with all the leaked screenshots, some enterprising developer would have thought to share a couple with us by now?
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    1) None of us really want to risk violating our NDAs just to give you some geek fap material.

    But more importantly:

    2) Your applications aren't going to magically get faster. You'll maybe see a bit of a boost from really memory intensive applications, but the stuff like Grand Central and OpenCL won't make a damn bit of difference until apps start taking advantage of them.
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    This does depend a lot on what was the slow part before. If it was spending a lot of time in system frameworks (say, drawing NSImages), there's room for a speedup via optimizations in said frameworks.
  4. FarFromSubtle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2006
    Funny, that hasn't seemed to steady their trigger finger for showing off something as inane as stacks and miniscule UI changes.

    Oh noes, you mean it won't speed up the iTunes and my Front Rows?! Come on, of course I am looking to see the effect on memory intensive apps. ;)
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006

    Another angle - Wouldn't Apple want to showcase what Snow Leopard can do with it's own CPU intensive applications? If they're refactoring to sort out legacy, Cocoa etc, why not guess that they've also being getting Grand Central, and concurrency issues sorted for their own applications? They know how they're implementing it afterall...
  6. mitramix macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2009
    Snow vs. Leo vs. Leo Server vs. Tiger

    I did some Geekbench performance comparison on Black Macbook [end 2006] with Tiger, Leopard, Leopard Server and Snow Leopard. Only difference from standard configuration is 4 Gb DDRII.

    Here are results:

    SNOW LEOPARD [10.6] ... 2954
    TIGER [10.4.11] ............ 2890
    SERVER [10.5.8] ........... 2838
    LEOPARD [10.5.8] ......... 2836

    Snow Leopard is build 10A432.

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