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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RE[3]: Improved speed is true
by CrLf on Sun 30th Aug 2009 01:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Improved speed is true"
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BTW, is this change limited to how disk capacity/free space is shown. Or all of Finder now shows usage in powers of ten?

My copy of SL is on its way, but I'm curious about this.

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