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First go here and get this little 24K application.

Let1kWindowsBloom (Carbon)

From the programers site:
Here's a program that times how long it takes to open and close 1,000 windows. Download the Carbon application for use on Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.1 or the PowerPC-only application for use on Mac OS 9.1 or under the Classic environment.

Post some of your results, along with some of the basics...
OS :
Processor :
Ram :
Graphics :
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OS : OS X
Processor : G3
Ram : 1GB
Graphics : 8MB - ATI
Machine : Pismo

Time:
Test 1 : Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 64 seconds (64584168 microseconds)
Test 2 : Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 64 seconds (64510108 microseconds)
Test 3 : Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 63 seconds (63940595 microseconds)
 

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OS : OS X 10.2.6
Processor : 600 Mhz G3
Ram : 256
Graphics : ATI Rage (8 MB)
Machine : iBook

75 seconds here
 

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OS : Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther"
Processor : G4 667MHz
Ram : 512 MB
Graphics : ATi Radeon 7500
Machine : PowerBook G4 DVI

33.6 seconds (average of three tests).
 

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Work Machine:
OS : Mac OS X 10.2.6
Processor : DP G4 1GHz
Ram : 512 MB
Graphics : NVidia GeForce4 MX
Machine : QuickSilver DP G4

Test 1: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 38 seconds (38997031 microseconds)
Test 2: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 39 seconds (39997756 microseconds)
Test 3: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 40 seconds (40022933 microseconds)

I'll have to try it on my home machine later...

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Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 16 seconds (16708484 microseconds)

This was on a Powerbook G3 Wallstreet (266 Mhz) running os 9.1, 320 MB ram

Nyah Nyah, catch me if you can you slugs.
 

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Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 62 seconds (62991061 microseconds)

emac g4 700
640 mb

they should have a warning 'running this app may cause seizures'
 

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o_O Even on the site, every is finding the OS 9 results a good 6-9x faster then the OS X. Ouch...
 

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Yup, it's really 16 secs in OS 9.1 on a Wallstreet.

The OSX GUI would be better described as Gooey (as in sticky and slow)
 

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G4 400 AGP
1 gig ram
10.2.6
NVDA GForce 2 MX 32 MB

With Photoshop, Entourage, Safari and Suitcase Running
Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 116 seconds (116724266 microseconds)

With nothing but Finder
Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 76 seconds (76113178 microseconds)

Ouch, I think I need more speed!
 

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OS: 10.2.6
Processor: G4/867
RAM: 1.12 GB
Graphics: 32MB NVIDIA GeForce2
Machine: Quicksilver
Time: 34 seconds (34321700 microseconds)
 

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Heh, I'm game. I'm letting it run in the background right now even though I have 6 other applications running


OS : 10.2.6
Processor : 800 Mhz G4
Ram : 512
Graphics : ATI Radeon 7500 (32 MB)
Machine : QuickSilver (2002)

Test 1: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 64 seconds (64325474 microseconds)
Test 2: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 53 seconds (53041129 microseconds)
Test 3: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 65 seconds (65909129 microseconds)

Switching apps slowed it down a lot... So my guess it would be about 40 seconds if I hadn't been doing multiple things.
 

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30 seconds on my dual 1 megahertz in OS X.

I rebooted into OS 9 and used the other non-carbon app. It says only two seconds. There was a mad flutter on the screen, then it was over. I don't know whether to believe it or not, but 9 screams on this thing. Is two seconds possible, or is it screwed up somehow?


*Five minutes later:* I ran the carbon app running OS 9, and it took three seconds. The non-carbon took two seconds, immediately after running the carbon app. So the carbon app runs more slowly.
 

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On my 300mhz iBook G3, with 288 RAM, just the Finder running, and OS X 10.2.6:

124 seconds (one test run only).

On my friend's 800mhz, LCD iMac w/ 768 RAM, just the Finder running, and OS X 10.2.6:

54 seconds (test one)
53 seconds (test two)
53 seconds (test three)

M.
 

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Interesting - seems to depend more on graphics card than on processor.

OS: 10.2.6
Processor: G4/867
RAM: 640 MB
Graphics: 32MB NVIDIA GeForce4mx
Machine: Quicksilver
Time: 34 seconds (34269508 microseconds)

[ July 04, 2003, 06:19 PM: Message edited by: Fox ]
 

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Okay, my last test was with several applications running in the background. here it is with only the Finder running:

Work Machine:
OS : Mac OS X 10.2.6
Processor : DP G4 1GHz
Ram : 512 MB
Graphics : NVidia GeForce4 MX
Machine : QuickSilver DP G4

Test 1: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 34 seconds (34231579 microseconds)
Test 2: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 34 seconds (34338272 microseconds)
Test 3: Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 34 seconds (34624668 microseconds)

Keep in mind that OS X is 1) a new OS and 2) involves more overhead to render a window due to the complex effects it has (transparancy & dropshadow effects)

OS 9 has only basic rendering needs for windows (as it was designed to run on much older hardware) therefor will render alot faster on the same machine.
 

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Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 14 seconds (14346408 microseconds)

G4 400 AGP 512MB OS9 because that is what I am running now. When I boot into OS10.2 I will dl the app and see what speed I get.

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Total time to create and dispose 1000 windows: 63 seconds (63954337 microseconds)

Okay I couldn't wait so I rebooted into OSX 10.2.6 same G4 400 512MB. Wow!! I don't use OSX very much so what a surprise. I thought my G4 400 was slow but with OSX 10.2.6 it's seems like it is realy slow.

John
 
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