Any words on C2D-support on Mavericks?

AvengerZero

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Well, I am perfectly happy with my 2010 13 inch 1,86GHz/4GB MBA, I use it only for little to medium intensive tasks. Nevertheless, an upgrade to 10.9 would be nice but I couldn't find informations about the support of C2D. :confused:
 

SandboxGeneral

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This is what Apple is showing right now on the Mavericks page.
1. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2013 using production 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 4GB of RAM and prerelease versions of OS X v10.9 and OS X v10.8.4. Systems tested with 8 applications launched, WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection, and an associated iCloud account while running on battery power. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.

2. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2013 using production 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 4GB of RAM and prerelease OS X v10.9. Tested with prerelease Safari 7.0 with Power Saver on (default) vs. off. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.

3. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using production 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 4GB of RAM and prerelease versions of OS X v10.9 and OS X v10.8.4. Tested full-screen HD movie playback using prerelease iTunes 11.0.3 and iTunes Store content. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.

4. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 and June 2013 using production 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 256GB of flash storage, 4GB of RAM, and prerelease versions of OS X v10.9 and OS X v10.8.4. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.
https://www.apple.com/osx/preview/advanced-technologies.html
 

AvengerZero

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From an other thread.

NOTE: This list is still subject to change.


The OS X v10.9 Developer Preview supports the following Macs:

iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
Xserve (Early 2009)
 

JonLa

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Dec 22, 2009
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I had the same question AvengerZero, but as other posters have detailed, our machine is in the list for the current beta.

Assuming no terrible bugs turn up on the C2D models I think we can reasonably hope for it to be available on our machines. As machines like ours have a much longer useful lifespan than, say, laptops from 6-7 years ago, it's in Apple's interest to get us on the new OS, keep us sweet, keep us with Apple when we reach our own upgrade point.
 

netkas

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I had the same question AvengerZero, but as other posters have detailed, our machine is in the list for the current beta.

Assuming no terrible bugs turn up on the C2D models I think we can reasonably hope for it to be available on our machines. As machines like ours have a much longer useful lifespan than, say, laptops from 6-7 years ago, it's in Apple's interest to get us on the new OS, keep us sweet, keep us with Apple when we reach our own upgrade point.

Works fine on 2008 macpro which has xeons made of two c2d cores
 

fyrefly

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The main thing that Held Systems back from ML were Intel X3100 graphics cards (mostly) - Seems Maverick has the same Bottom Threshold of Nvidia 9400m as the minimum - meaning All Airs except 1st Gen should work - including the 2010 era machines.
 

surroundfan

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I've got a similar spec MBA to the OP (late 2010, 4GB, 1.86GHz). I'm sorta, kinda toying with an upgrade to a 13" Haswell rMBP when they're released (mainly because I'm getting sick of the fans spinning up and sounding like a vacuum cleaner every time I play a video on the interwebs).

Before plunking down the cash though, has the DP of Mavericks been kind to Core2Duo MBAs, or does it require more oomph than Mountain Lion?