Any UI Lag with 2012 Retina Macbook Pro?

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  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering if there is any UI lag with 10.11 using a 2012 MacBook Pro. Curious to see how well METAL has improved the UI performance on the first gen retina macbook pros.
     
  2. jffluis macrumors regular

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    I'm testing it and believe me, the UI performance is stunning! Changing spaces, scrolling etc.
     
  3. culb0743 macrumors member

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    And this is with a first generation (15" mid 2012/early 2013 w/GeForce 650m) rMBP?
     
  4. chocolatesox macrumors member

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    I am on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and there is no lag whatsoever, it's nice and speedy.

    To be honest, I can't see a massive speed increase, but I never thought mine was slow at all to begin with!

    Also very happy and haven't received any errors or noticed any bugs... I have very high hopes for El Capitan! :D
     
  5. jffluis macrumors regular

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    yes 1st gen 650M using HD4000
     
  6. culb0743 macrumors member

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    Promising news. Thanks!
     
  7. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! I'm hoping the Iris Pro has similar improvements.
     
  8. SG- macrumors regular

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    certainly seeing some nice improvements with the Iris Pro on my 2015 13" combined with the extremely fast Safari/Preview rendering/scrolling.
     
  9. skirmisser macrumors member

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    That's really good to hear! I also have a 2012 rMBP and would like to know if the HD4000 will be supported by the Metal API/driver. Is there any way in System Information (in 10.11) to determine if Metal is in use?
     
  10. skirmisser macrumors member

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    Was transparency enabled?
     
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  12. thewusman macrumors regular

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    I'm finding improved performance for the UI on my rMB 12". However, the new mail.app seems to hammer the CPU constantly and causes system wide chugging including the UI from time to time.
     
  13. dandl macrumors newbie

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    Great feedback! I'm looking forward to install it!
    Do you have all the transparencies enabled?
     
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  15. Mackker macrumors member

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    You don't have Iris Pro. Only Iris - big difference!
     
  16. chocolatesox macrumors member

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    Yeah I have all transparencies enabled :) I'm one of those people who greatly prefer this design direction with Yosemite and onwards.

    And also, I didn't mention it before, and not sure if it makes a difference, but mine in a non-Retina screen.
     
  17. jonobin macrumors regular

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    this video (linked here on reddit) shows how much smoother is OS X el cap, impressive!
     
  18. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    13" is Iris not Iris Pro.
     
  19. jffluis macrumors regular

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    Yes and I never used transparency enabled in Yosemite.
     
  20. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    Anyone know if there are speed increases and a better running OS X with a 2011 Macbook Pro? or could it be time to buy a new Mac o_O
     
  21. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    On mine the animations and scrolling are super smooth. There are new lags in places that have never lagged before, but I'm blaming those on it being a first beta.
     
  22. kwokaaron, Jun 10, 2015
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    kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know that the UI has been updated to leverage Metal. Can anyone confirm this?

    Update: Nvm. Someone else explained this to me. Did anyone do some safari or finder scrolling test? It stutters occasionally on Mavericks (albeit less severely than Yosemite) and I'm contemplating whether the 'lag' issue from Yosemite has been fixed.
     
  23. jffluis, Jun 10, 2015
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    jffluis macrumors regular

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    Here's a video showing the perfomance on my rMBP 2012 on El Capitan.

     
  24. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot for this. Could you do me a favor and try one thing for me. It's fairly simple but I saw this animation stutter in Yosemite even on 2015 Macs and since I have the exact same rMBP as you do, I'd be happy to see it fixed on El Capitan.

    Move the Apps folder to the right side of the Dock and use the Grid View. Click on it and tell me if the opening animation is smooth or if it stutters.

    Thanks in advance!

    Also, Portugal :D
     
  25. jffluis macrumors regular

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    It is still processing. 5-10mins and video can play at 1080p.

     

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