Apple just released a Mac OS X 10.4.8 developer seed marked as build 8L2112 (Intel) and 8L112 (PPC). This latest build was released to developers with little fan fare.

An unconfirmed post claimed the latest 10.4.8 build did incorporate enhanced OpenGL performance which led to the following Cinebench 9.5 benchmark on a MacBook Pro which does not appear to demonstrate significant improvements:


Computer

1 CPU

x=2 CPU

OpenGL SW

OpenGL HW

OpenGL Speedup

MacBook Pro 2.16, Mac OS X 10.4.8 (Dev Seed)

334

628

1529

3062

7.85

MacBook Pro 2.16, Mac OS X 10.4.7, 2GB

328

559

1503

2947

7.74

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