Is lightroom faster on MAC OS than windows?

Started Jul 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
itcrashed
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Re: Is lightroom faster on MAC OS than windows?
In reply to RicksAstro, Jul 3, 2012

RicksAstro wrote:

Larry Paris wrote:

All other things being equal; YES by a long shot!
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Larry from Chilliwack

Is there someplace to go to quantify this, or are you speaking from experience? Truly wondering if there are benchmarks for this somewhere.

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I have LR running on both an iMac and PC. And I must concur that it does run faster on the Apple hardware by a longshot. I don't have any way to quantify this - just speaking from experience. My iMac is an i7 860 w/16GB RAM (OSX Lion) w/7200rpm drive and my PC is an i7-950 w/16GB RAM (Win7-64) w/SSD.

My PC hardware smokes the Apple hardware and LR runs significantly better on the Apple hardware. It becomes more noticeable with the larger D800 NEFs. But both get a bit laggy when the library gets quite large.

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