Best Version of OSX For Older MB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by krawfo, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

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    I have a mid-2010 Macbook 7.1 with 4gb memory and a 250mb SSD. Which version of OSX would give this older machine the most bank for the buck performance wise?
    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. asaggynoodle macrumors member

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    I would Give El Capitan a Swizz. It's unbelievably quicker than Mavericks. I believe they are using the new Metal API with their UI system. So I think you would see a nice boost overall in that regard.

    I've noticed a speedup overall from Mavericks on my Retina Macbook 12" 2015.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I'll echo the above sentiments it looks like El Capitan is going to breathe life into older machines with SSD's.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Metal is not supported on that machine OP has. But yeah, El Capitan in 6 days.
     
  5. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Much appreciated.
     

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