September 24, 2004

It's all about optimization

Today's Macintouch has a short note about their newly acquired Apple iMac G5. As I would expect, they were quite enthusiastic about the new machine. What caught my attention though was the small chart of the performance tests they undertook. It shows an astounding 2-to-1 performance range that depends upon memory configuration and 1 system setting!

My experience is that few computer users are aware of how strongly basic hardware configuration and system settings affect overall performance and those that are don't necessarily have the experience to do an optimal job of tweaking their systems.