[OS X TeX] speed of typesetting on a MacBook?

William Adams 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  
> faster?

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.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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