PPC: Better Tiger or Leopard?

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andor Offline
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So good news having a PPC version! My Mac Mini is alive again!

So, have you tested if it's faster in Leopard or in Tiger?

Have you any tricks for performing better, especially with HD content?

I was thinking about upgrading from 512MB to 1GB of RAM...

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andor Wrote:So good news having a PPC version! My Mac Mini is alive again!

Glad to hear that Big Grin

Not sure there is any performance difference between tiger and leopard.

I run leopard on my mac mini.
Unfortunately due to OpenGL 1.3 only, it's using software rendering.
HD would require faster CPU or better graphics...

On my PowerBook (same CPU, 1.25 GHz G4), 720p runs fine thanks to the ATI Radeon 9600 (OpenGL 2.0).
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Beenje Wrote:Glad to hear that Big Grin

Not sure there is any performance difference between tiger and leopard.

I could try to test that... is there any FPS flag that I could activate, or any good way of testing it?

I can do a pair of Tiger and Leorpard clean installs and check...
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andor Wrote:So, have you tested if it's faster in Leopard or in Tiger?

10.4 tends to be slightly faster than 10.5 on older boxes. The difference is small so it's not worth moving from 10.5 to 10.4 unless performance is on the edge of usability.


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What I'm not sure is if upgrading memory whould be of any use...

Performance increments after upgrading memory are noticeable when multitasking, but, I don't know if going from 512Mb to 1GB would be fine, knowing the price that old memory has now... Frown
(This post was last modified: 2009-05-14 19:00 by andor.)
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