Logos 4 is fast…sort of
I tested the speed of Logos 4 on the following two hardware configurations:
- Windows XP (running on Mac OSX w. Parallels)…1536MB DDR3 RAM devoted to XP, and 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 duo processor shared between XP and Mac OSX.
- Windows XP (running alone)…4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 duo.
Logos 4 performed similarly in both configurations. Here are a few tasks by which I compared the two:
Opening program (cold): Config. #1 took 57 seconds to fully load Logos, while config. #2 (surprisingly) took a couple of seconds longer (~60 seconds).
Passage search for “Rom. 1.1”: Config. #1 took 10 seconds for the biblical text to load and over a minute for the complete passage guide to finish loading (nb- commentaries were loaded by the 30 second mark), while config. #2 took about 14 seconds for the biblical text to load and over a minute for the complete passage guide to finish loading.
Resource search for “epigraphy”: Finally, the superior hardware configuration (#2) outperformed config. #1 by about one second. Both are amazingly fast, with config. #1 finishing between 1 and 2 seconds, and config. #2 finishing at under 1 second.
Instant details: When hovering over Greek text, instant details with parsing information display immediately. There was not a great deal of difference in either configuration.
Logos 4, thanks to its indexing feature, is blazing fast when it comes to searching for words or resources in your library (such as the search for the word “epigraphy,” above). Unfortunately, the program as a whole is a bit sluggish, much like Logos 3. Even so, the advantages of having a massive library at my finger tips is worth the ‘wait’. More on the advantages in part 3…
Read part 1.