Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Aug 2009 09:27 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Mac OS X Some detailed benchmarks of Snow Leopard. "The performance improvements we encountered in Mac OS X 10.6 through our benchmarks we were quite astonishing. Thanks to the introduction of the Grand Central Dispatch, 64-bit migration, OpenCL support, and other refinements made "under the hood" of Snow Leopard, this is one hell of a fast operating system. We were quite appalled with multiple tests exhibiting nearly 50% performance boosts over Mac OS X 10.5.8. While that was an extreme improvement, many other tests ran 10~16% faster. In a few tests, the performance was the same or the delta was statistically insignificant, but in a couple tests, there were regressions."
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phoronix sucks
by averycfay on Sat 29th Aug 2009 17:51 UTC
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I don't even know why I look at phoronix articles anymore.

The headline does not follow from their data. There are quite a few performance regressions and some of them are very serious. Many more tests perform the same or nearly the same. Some tests that show a big gain for 10.6 shouldn't have even been done (comparing python 2.5 in 10.5 to python 2.6 in 10.6?? That's meaningless).

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