[PD] Re : GEM: abnormal performance difference PC/Mac?

Thibault Walter thibault.walter at free.fr
Tue Apr 13 13:25:32 CEST 2010


Your method doesn't work with me, maybe I don't understand exactly how you

But I recently spoke about another method : before creating the window, if
you pause your computer (you close it), wait 30 seconds, and open it, the
CPU utilisation will be very lower. Then, you can create the window. The
performances are really VERY different.

You can find the thread here :

The -nosleep option works too, but not as good as pausing the computer...

Anywoy, I guess that the best method is to install Linux...

Maybe that a Mac-OSX expert could help us?


Le 13/04/10 0:13, « Matteo Sisti Sette » <matteosistisette at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> I've tried PNG and JPEG codecs.
> Png gives no significant performance improvement over Animation, and
> Jpeg is even worse.
> Now strangely enough I've found out (well a mac-owner friend of mine has
> found out actually) that closing and reopening the gemwin once before
> starting, results in a great performance increase. Isn't that crazy?
> I am opening the gemwin at loadbang, may that be related?
> However even after that, the performance is still hugely inferior to
> that of the Pc notebook with a comparable processor.
> chris clepper escribió:
>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Matteo Sisti Sette
>> <matteosistisette at gmail.com <mailto:matteosistisette at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     That's interesting. I compared two notebooks, PC and Mac. Is it
>>     possible that the performance of a MacBook Pro notebook drive is
>>     much worse than that of an Asus notebook?
>> Since you have the two computers in question, you will have to test for
>> yourself.  All of the responses so far have been 100% speculation since
>> no one else has the machines.  You have been given some things to
>> investigate, so try those out.

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