snow leopard vs mountain lion benchmark

woy

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Sep 27, 2012
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is there any online benchmarks tests you could point me through... the only reason i would upgrade is to gain speed... if snow is faster i stay with snow
 

Krazy Bill

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is there any online benchmarks tests you could point me through... the only reason i would upgrade is to gain speed... if snow is faster i stay with snow
"Speed" is relative depending on what you do.

All I can find are tests comparing the 2 Lions. That said, I can say from experience that SL is indeed "generally" faster than ML on the same machine (for me anyway) which is why I keep it as my main OS.
 

woy

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mainly using it for ableton... still sticking with snow leopard at the moment...
 

dusk007

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ML has some smoother animations like scrolling. Otherwise I also would agree in the general Speed and ability to handle huge multi tasking workload ML is worse than SL. I am not sure what it is but something with the RAM is still wrong in ML. When I reach a certain threshold of open windows and apps, SL did fine but ML gets sluggish and significantly slower. Might also be that due to more GPU integration context switching is slower.

I think in pure application performance. The speed of the app currently in focus there is no difference at all, or none one would feel. But the OS in general imo got slower and some smooth seeming animations don't really hide that fact.