What computer parts affects compiler performance?


#1

I currently run Ionic 3 on my macbook 12 inch 1.3 GHz Intel Core M. And as you can imagine when running Ionic serve the compiling is slow and even worst when trying to emulating in X-Code. With this I’ve decided to invest in a new macbook 13 inch and would like to know which components I need to consider which would speed up the compiling and the emulation in X-Code and Javascript Studio?

For example is there a big difference between an intel kaby lake i5 3.1Ghz to the intel kaby lake i7 3.5Ghz. Does extra Ram improve the compiling speed or does it all come down the harddrive speed?

Appreciate any advice on this. Thanks in advance.


#2

What computer parts affects compiler performance?

Unfortunately all of it: CPU, Disk, Memory.

Faster CPU makes the code to be executed faster, faster disk makes it being read and written down faster, more and faster memory makes the code to be executed faster and surrounding software work better (Xcode, Android Studio etc).

So: Decide by how much money you can/want to spend. Only thing that should be set: Don’t (only) have a spinning disk, definitely go SSD.


#3

Thanks appreciate the response.