Developer Previews & Speed

jfreed

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Is there a history of new betas running slower as they are released. In other words, could the next beta run slower/take up more resources? I think I'll wait on it a couple of days, when it's released. This beta has pretty much revived my mid-2010 Macbook Pro, and I'd be discouraged if Beta 2 slowed it down!
 

scrmtrey

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Is there a history of new betas running slower as they are released. In other words, could the next beta run slower/take up more resources? I think I'll wait on it a couple of days, when it's released. This beta has pretty much revived my mid-2010 Macbook Pro, and I'd be discouraged if Beta 2 slowed it down!
It should be even better and better with every new update, release of beta's, till the final GM.
 

redheeler

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Is there a history of new betas running slower as they are released. In other words, could the next beta run slower/take up more resources? I think I'll wait on it a couple of days, when it's released. This beta has pretty much revived my mid-2010 Macbook Pro, and I'd be discouraged if Beta 2 slowed it down!
It's possible, but unlikely. Beta 2 should be an improvement.
 

MikhailT

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Is there a history of new betas running slower as they are released. In other words, could the next beta run slower/take up more resources? I think I'll wait on it a couple of days, when it's released. This beta has pretty much revived my mid-2010 Macbook Pro, and I'd be discouraged if Beta 2 slowed it down!
From my experience in the last decade, almost all betas stabilized over time, and they rarely improve performance in a big way, after all we're talking about 2-3 months for a complex OS update. I do recall during one time in iOS 8 or 7, beta 2 or 3 changed the animation timer for the worse and it felt slower. The system wasn't slower, just the animations were longer.

Apple did cut the animation timers for El Cap but the question is, can they lengthen it over time? Certainly.

I dislike animations, they're great for feedback and new things but over time, you just don't need it anymore, they just become pointless over time. I wish Apple would reduce it more on both iOS and OS X or gives us the option to kill it completely.
 
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jfreed

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Good to know. I think part of my speed improvements are from having a clean install, but I'm so satisfied right now and I'd be bummed if it was a step backwards.
 

MikhailT

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Good to know. I think part of my speed improvements are from having a clean install, but I'm so satisfied right now and I'd be bummed if it was a step backwards.
Apple made performance a huge marketing point of El Cap during the Keynote, so I seriously doubt it would regress over the betas.