Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 17:59 UTC, submitted by Sean Long
Apple "I decided to do some simple tests to see how important RAM is when running applications under Rosetta. If you rely heavily on applications that are not yet universal make sure you load that new Intel Mac up with 1.5 - 3.77 times the RAM in your current PowerPC machine."
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Is this really a huge surprise?
by steveftoth on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 18:25 UTC
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2005-10-30

The applications are recompiled dynamically to x86 code. So they have to have all the old PPC code, as well as the new x86 code in memory to function. And depending on how the program laid out its memory, it may require more memory to emulate that when compiled to x86 code.

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