Best Version of OSX For Older MB

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

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    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


    Sep 22, 2015
    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

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Metal is not supported on that machine OP has. But yeah, El Capitan in 6 days.
  5. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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