[OS X TeX] speed of typesetting on a MacBook?
will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jan 11 13:11:46 EST 2006
On Jan 11, 2006, at 1:06 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> I am *very* interested in getting one of these new MacBook Pros if
> Steve Jobs' claims of its speed are true. He claims that the 1.83
> GHz MacBook is 4 times faster than the current 1.67 GHz PowerBook.
> Given that I have 1.5 GHz PowerBook, will I see the sort of speed
> increases claimed by Jobs when typesetting TeX or will it only
> scale with clock speed, that is, it will only be 1.83/1.67 times
Apparently the 4-5 figure is based on multi-processing benchmarks
which naturally run poorly on a single-processor machine.
I suspect it'll be quite a bit better though, simply 'cause Mac OS X
is well-suited to multi-processor machines.
senior graphic designer
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