Just did a little comparison using the same cubase project on a OSX configuration and a PC .
The processors arent the same q : Mac mini 2011 is 2ghz quadcore, PC is a I7 2600 quadcore.
Project is full of VST/audio tracks/FX , duration of the project : 5mn.
Interesting thing is it takes only 52 seconds to offline mixdown on the PC while it takes 2 minutes and 52 seconds to bounce on the mac mini . Thats 3 times better for the PC. Well, PC processor is better, but
if we Look at cpubenchmark website, the processors are not so far away, Mini 2011 2ghz quad performs at 6000 while I7 2600 performs at 8300 points. So comparison might not be fair, still I think 3 times better seems a big difference.
Is Cubase OSX version supposed to be that slower compared to the PC one?