10.10.4 HIGHLY increase smoothness: NO MORE LAG !

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  1. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    I just installed the last 10.10.4 beta, and oh boy, it's day and night. No more lag. Even with transparency.
    I was complaining that this computer was laggy and wanted to return it but this update is GREAT!
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I'd tried 10.10.3 for longer now, so I could appreciate the improvement :)
     
  3. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have lag with transparencies.

    Although, 10.10.3 & 10.10.4 have helped some with overall performance with transparencies disabled.
     
  4. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not trying Beta, didn't pay 2K to be used as a beta tester for free.

    However, how's the battery life?
     
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    I and others have installed the 10.10.4 public beta and have already reported not seeing a noticeable improvement with lag on their rMB. So its likely not the panacea that we hoped it would be for rMB owners.
     
  6. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    I guess you'll never know :p

    Battery life to me is more or less the same but performance is noticeably better on 10.10.4
     
  7. bibyfok thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for you guys... On my side I was on the verge to bring it back to get a refund but I wanted to try this beta before, to be sure... And it helped a lot: almost as smooth as my rMBP 13 that has a clone of my system on it (so fresh mac os with same apps installed running 10.10.3)
     
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  9. TillysWily macrumors regular

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    how are the dropped frames? That's about the only complaint I have with it is if im watching a video and swipe to a difference home page to do something it drops frames just about every time.
     
  10. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    How does one download this beta?
     
  11. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Trust me, don't wish hell upon yourself...
     
  13. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I didn't have much lag in the first place... but after installing 10.10.4beta, it honestly seems about the same to me. Which is to say, pretty dang good, though not perfect. There are still some choppy UI things, especially the first time I go into Mission Control, or sometimes switching between full-screened apps. Nothing huge - it doesn't hinder workflow or the usability of any apps. It's literally a stutter that takes a fraction of a second. Noticeable, but whatever... And it seems pretty much the same as 10.10.3.

    How about you guys noticing a difference? Was the "lag" severe before? Is it TOTALLY gone now, or just way better? What model rMB are you using? (I'm on a 1.2/512 SG model...)
     
  14. holycat macrumors member

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    Nope. The 10.10.4 did not help mine. The MB is still as buggy/lag as 10.10.3. My 2013 1.7 MBA is way faster than the 1.3 MB. I love the MB's screen and footprint but I hate its sluggish performance. So, I am returning this MB. Too bad.
     
  15. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    When I turned off transparency I get very, very minimal lag from time to time. It's running super quick now.
     
  16. headcase macrumors 6502

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    Per my other thread, you can test how successful 10.10.4 is in removing lag by trying to scroll this Apple webpage, and see if the graphics are buttery smooth or not. I'm willing to bet they aren't smooth like they are on other recent Macs (but I hope I'm wrong), based on my own testing with the beta:
    http://www.apple.com/imac-with-retina/
     
  17. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, not buttery. It's FINE, mind you... it scrolls, and I can access all the content just fine. But it's not like a raindrop sliding confidently down a pain of glass on a rainy day. Still - I don't care. It doesn't impair functionality. It's just cosmetic... and it's minimal.
     
  18. holycat macrumors member

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    Good that you can tolerate it. I wish I could.

    IMHO, unless one seriously needs the retina screen, one should just get the 2015 or even 2014 version 11 inch MBA.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'd rather have a retina screen than be able to smoothly scroll one random webpage.
     
  20. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. For my usage, that about sums it up.
     
  21. headcase macrumors 6502

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    Its not just "one random page"... if it was, believe me, I'd be perfectly fine with this Mac. I've seen it crop up numerous times, and I just picked this page as an example that folks could test their rMB with.
     
  22. bibyfok thread starter macrumors 6502

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  23. TillysWily macrumors regular

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    not smooth by any means downloading the beta now we shall see how it compares
     
  24. TillysWily macrumors regular

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    ok after downloading it is not "buttery smooth" as someone said b4. It is a LITTLE better but not a massive change by any means.
     

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