Snow Leopard - What Improvement?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lloyd709, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

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    I just installed Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro, but before I installed it I ran a few of my own benchmarks such as start up time, time to copy a large number of images, time to run a number of photoshop actions (all the general stuff I do).

    After installing Snow Leopard I noticed that the computer started up about 30 percent faster (which is nice) but there's absolutely no difference in the speed of anything else. Also, not that I have much faith in it anyway, but the xBench score went from 141 to 122 - mainly do to a large drop in it's performance on the OpenGL Graphics Test.

    Well that was £25 worth spent (I save 15 seconds every time I start my computer). If anyone can give a little insight that might me feel better about my purchase it would be nice.

    Thanks
     
  2. nOw2 macrumors regular

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    My personal impression: I'd pay 25 quid just for the Mail.app speed improvements.

    Make sure you have no incompatible apps bogging the machine down. In general SL has provided a big day-to-day performance improvement here.
     
  3. ttopp macrumors regular

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    try repairing permissions and resetting the pram

    Repairing Permissions: start up from SL disc and use disc utility.

    Reset PRAM: shut down then restart holding the CMD ALT P R keys down.

    Then try your tests again..

    these might help there again they might no..
     
  4. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Well, your Airport wireless connection won't work properly anymore with Snow Leopard - which means you will receive a lot less spam emails and you won't be wasting so much time on the Internet anymore, because the connection will always fail... :p

    But besides the "improvements" for Apple's Airport cards, I still haven't found anything worth noticing about Snow Leopard. It was a pay-for service pack for Leopard, but one that made things actually worse.
     

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