Posted by: macintoshsisters | November 12, 2006

Benchmarks: Rosetta apps bolstered by OS X update

Benchmarks: Rosetta apps bolstered by OS X update
Intel-based systems with OS X 10.4.8 run non-native apps faster

By James Galbraith

Intel-native versions of Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office are still a ways off. But Mac users running these and other programs via Apple’s Rosetta emulation technology on their Intel-based Macs have gotten a significant performance boost from Mac OS X 10.4.8. Macworld Lab tests found improvements in the performance of some non-Intel-native apps on systems running September’s OS X update—with some systems seeing their performance jump by more than 30 percent.

you can read the full article at MacWorld

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