Developer Previews & Speed

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jfreed, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. jfreed macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. scrmtrey macrumors regular

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    It should be even better and better with every new update, release of beta's, till the final GM.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It's possible, but unlikely. Beta 2 should be an improvement.
     
  4. MikhailT, Jun 19, 2015
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    MikhailT macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  5. jfreed thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Apple made performance a huge marketing point of El Cap during the Keynote, so I seriously doubt it would regress over the betas.
     
  7. seong macrumors 65816

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    Reminds me of the Snow Leopard days. I highly doubt it will get any slower!
     

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