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Safari pop-up hell

Recently was browsing some site using ipad and the site openned some junky link in background, that background link started spamming me with popups which I can’t get rid off.

Here is an example of such thing – open me. it’s safer because starts spamming you only after you press the button, unlike original, so you can kill safari then start it again and close the tab.

Desktop safari has same issue. Opera and Chrome let you stop the script, firefox lets you close the tab, Safari – you can only close safari with all of its tabs.

OSX vs WIN on AMD/ATI

Same post as previous, but for amd videocard, 7950, osx 10.9 vs win8+catalyst 13.8b2

OSX 10.9

Win8 OGL

Win9 DX11

OSX AMD drivers are 34% slower than windows ogl drivers and 51% slower than windows DX11 drivers

such result could be due to extreme tessellation mode and inability of osx drivers to handle it fast enough. Also 8xAA made a big hit.

10.9 vs Win

I recently discovered heaven 4.0 for mac supports tessellation on OSX 10.9. So I decided to make a comparison of windows and osx drivers using same benchmark with same preset.

Using 8 Core MP3,1 and GTX Titan card, secondary ati 2600xt for boot display. For windows using latest whql nvidia driver.
Here are the results:

OSX OpenGL

Windows OpenGL

Windows DX11

OSX drivers are 22% slower than windows opengl and 26% slower than windows dx11