Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 21:48 UTC
Mac OS X "Has Mountain Lion been feeling faster for you compared to Lion on the same machine? It's probably not just you: Mountain Lion appears to include improved graphics drivers and low-level graphics subsystem improvements. According to our testing, these improvements result in an approximate performance increase of up to 10 percent. Those improvements can make your current hardware feel faster despite the fact that your CPU can't magically crunch numbers any faster. The changes also lay the foundation for Apple to update OS X's OpenGL support in a more timely manner, which could potentially lead to better graphics performance in the future."
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Comment by mutantsushi
by mutantsushi on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 05:09 UTC
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OK, I love developments like this... Performance at both high end and low end (integrated) are awesome.
Changes like this, as well as other performance related subsystems, and subsystems which may enable new development approachs, etc. are exactly what I look forward to in an OS release. All the iPod-ization UI stuff and changes which are basically APPLICATION updates (not OS updates) are really rather low on my list, even if might applaud a minority of the changes Apple is doing in that department.

I get it that this stuff may not be 'front page' material in terms of their core marketing audience at this point (remember when it was?), but why the need for secrecy, why not have a detailed description of technical sub-system changes available for those interested in it? Not to mention developers who may be dependent on things like the OpenGL stack.

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