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Re: Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg69978] Re: [mg69925] Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:17:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200609271005.GAA00253@smc.vnet.net> <acbec1a40609270553k1a63936eqc88f0afb5d564aeb@mail.gmail.com> <9D3B9785-2FEA-4628-B14C-7830F91A0F86@uni-mainz.de> <acbec1a40609271012x21da9682w33bfae5e5e941fce@mail.gmail.com> <66BF6F31-F7E6-45F2-8ED0-6C03AB9CB272@uni-mainz.de>

Well, the Core 2 Duos are much faster than the Core Duos. I think your
Mac should still be faster than the old Dell (assuming it is a Pentium
M) even if it is only a Core Duo instead of a Core 2 Duo. (dumb
marketing names are a pain)



On 9/27/06, Malte Persike <persike at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
> No problem, you were right anyway, too little information. I just
> posted an addendum to my first post.
> BTW, the MacBook Pro has a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor. This
> lead me to expecting that the MacBook should be about 25 % faster
> than the Dell machine, not 40 % slower. You may translate that into a
> net discrepancy of about 70 % ;) . I'm currently trying to find out
> if there is something wrong with my MacBook or Mathematica for Mac.
>
> Kind regards, Malte
>
> --
> Am 27.09.2006 um 19:12 schrieb Chris Chiasson:
>
> > Maybe I messd that up. What I meant was the IBM chip called Power
> > (don't know what version, 4 or 5 maybe?).
> >
> > On 9/27/06, Malte Persike <persike at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
> >> Dear Chris,
> >>
> >> thanks for the hint. I wasn't aware that Apple ever built a MacBook
> >> Pro with a PowerPC chip. I'll clear that up.
> >>
> >> Regards, Malte.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Am 27.09.2006 um 14:53 schrieb Chris Chiasson:
> >>
> >> > It would be relevant to know if your MacBook had a PowerPC chip
> >> in it
> >> > or an Intel Core/2 Duo/Solo.
> >> >
> >> > On 9/27/06, Blackadder <Malte at t-online.de> wrote:
> >> >> Dear NG,
> >> >>
> >> >> recently I switched from a Dell notebook to a MacBook Pro. We
> >> >> licensed
> >> >> Mathematica 5.2.2.0, which is a Universal Binary on Mac OSX.
> >> >> Yesterday,
> >> >> a colleague sent me a notebook with some intensive computations
> >> and
> >> >> asked me to test the speed on my MacBook.
> >> >>
> >> >> The results were quite surprising and earned me quite a few smirks
> >> >> from
> >> >> my fellow coworkers. Here's what I got:
> >> >>
> >> >>   Dell Latitude 505 (1.6 Ghz, 512 MB RAM): 263.44 secs
> >> >>
> >> >>   MacBook Pro 17" (2.1 Ghz, 2 GB RAM): 402,18 secs
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> This means that my MacBook is about 35 % slower than a technically
> >> >> inferior Windows notebook. Does anybody have experiences with the
> >> >> performance of Mathematica on different OSes? Has anybody notices
> >> >> similar behavior between the Windows and Mac OS versions? Any
> >> >> hints or
> >> >> comments are very welcome.
> >> >>
> >> >> Kind regards, Malte
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> p.s.: If you are interested in running the Mathematica notebook on
> >> >> your
> >> >> Mac, I'm happy to send you a copy by e-mail.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > http://chris.chiasson.name/
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > http://chris.chiasson.name/
>


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