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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markusberger, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. markusberger, Jan 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017

    markusberger macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012


    2.2GHz Processor
    256GB Storage

    • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz memory
    • 256GB PCIe-based SSD1
    • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports

    This one. For some random reason I decided I should try the current (not the 2016 redesign) MBP - I expected a perfected classic. The last of its kind MBP with ports and so forth.

    I was and still am confused. For a device that costs 2 grand, i find it quite the disappointment. Check this out:


    Ohne Titel.jpeg

    I mean my 2011 17 inch MBP feels (with discrete graphics enabled) much snappier than the 2015 MBP.

    SSD speeds are quite decent though:

    2015 MBP 15 in

    Hackintosh with Samsung m.2 nvme 950 pro

    Macbook Air 11 inch 2015 i7

    And now to the graphic scores:

    Ohne Titel2.jpeg

    I really don't get it: the graphic scores of the 2015 MBP are excellent - nonetheless Sierra "feels" choppy. Whats up with that?

    Also, after indexing and icloud sync are done, I'm getting around 5h moderate use.

    Obviously the Retina display has more pixels, thus more work for the Iris Pro - but still, Sierra shouldn't feel slow. That's redonkulous!

    I'm really not sure what to think of this whole thing? ideas anyone?
  2. aevan macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2015
    Sierra is very snappy on all Retina MBPs, and you should get more than 5h moderate use. Reinstall macOS? Take it to Apple Store/Service Provider?

    What do you mean by "choppy"? What feels choppy, exactly? A 2011 MBP should not feel snappier.
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Unless you need Sierra specifically you can try 10.11 El Capitan, it may offer better performance on battery & GUI. I considered the same model, however it`s a lot of pixels for the iGPU to push depending on the usage. As suggested a clean install of Sierra is also worth investigating.

  4. markusberger thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    thanks guys, I'll give reinstalling Sierra a try. I'll make a video on what I mean by "choppy".
  5. doitdada macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Could you please share the choppy experience you mentioned?

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