Is High Sierra faster?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by jwolf6589, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    It seems faster on my Mac. Maybe not for booting up, but for daily operations and tasks it seems faster.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They added Metal 2 UI acceleration (2012 macs and up) so you may notice the UI is faster.
     
  3. witherwings macrumors member

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    Here at home the 2010 MacBook Pro with SSD and 2017 MacBook Pro all seem faster indeed. The APFS filesystem really makes a difference. Too bad the iOS 11 didn't follow this path as it lags...
     
  4. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I do not believe my 2012 MBP upgraded the file system since I have a conventional hard drive.
     
  5. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

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    For me it still have performance issues on 2016 mb pro 15’ ...... been bad since i got it so starting to think its some hardware errors in it.. lag in launchpad and other places and glitches in lightroom and photoshop and in logic it become a beachbsll everytime pressing file in menubar but not if pressing other places.. and condole still show reports of cpu usage is to much and wakeups and memory resource error logs
     
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yeah, none of that is normal.

    Try this: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731 If it doesn't find anything, wipe and reinstall. If it doesn't fix it, take it to Apple while you still have AppleCare.
     
  7. witherwings macrumors member

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    Yeah maybe not. You can check in Disk Utility if your disk says AFPS because mine says that.
     
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    APFS only installs on SSDs at the moment. Fusion drives and hard drives are coming later.
     
  9. macagain macrumors 6502

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    It does seem "snappier" on my early 2011 mbp. As others have noted, scrolling etc feels super smooth, even on just the intergated GPU. It "feels" like I got an upgrade.
     
  10. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mac OS extended Journaled
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Boot up time is a little slower (on stock SSD iMac with FileVault 2). Copying is much quicker, as is Safari etc.
     
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    Same for my 2012 rMBP. Feels faster. Scrolling and UI animations are noticeably smoother. I cannot tell any difference between internal vs. external GPU and it feels faster than a Haswell-based rMBP running 10.12.
     
  14. ceparker27 macrumors member

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    Definitely feels more streamlined. So far I'm pretty happy with this one. Hopefully the battery life is decent.
     
  15. darkweather macrumors regular

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    no it is not. but boot time is very very and very slower .
     
  16. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So you have the same MacBook as me thats cool. You like the DVD drive? I like having it internally as I have plenty of movies on DVD. True most of what I buy these days is streamed, but I cant financially replace the hundreds of DVD's already in my library.
     
  17. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    I noticed that too. I wonder why. First half of the progress bar goes as usual, then it slows down. Once the login screen appears everything is fine though. I'll try a verbose boot maybe I'll see what's going on.
     
  18. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    It feels faster and “snappier” for me too vs Sierra. Nothing monumental but very responsive. It’s also very stable. Been using it via beta since June though so it’s hard to remember Sierra. In terms of APFS. It’s debatable. I don’t know how anyone could discern from everyday tasks between APFS and HFS. It’s not really designed for speed.
     
  19. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Apple Placebo File System: APFS ;)

    ...What is noticeable however, is copying/duplicating files - instantaneous.
     
  20. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    on a compeletely unrelated thread hijack, does vmware fusion 8 runs OK on this new OS?
     
  21. Eagle36 macrumors member

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    Mine boots faster as well as overall performance is better for my iMac with a Fusion configuration, so no APFS. I have tested most of my applications as well and have not found any issues. Also, No issue booting to windows and back to High Sierra.

    Although not many new visible changes one I do like is the upgrade to the photos app...
     
  22. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    Yeah, for me though most of my copying/dupicating is either to my network drive or to the Cloud. Both over wifi so I'm limited to my wifi upload speed (which sucks BTW with xfinnity)
     
  23. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    All my apps launch incredibly faster, especially microsoft office. Usually everything opens slower after a new OS update.
     
  24. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Same experience here. I am surprised even with my conventional hard drive.
     
  25. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    It's definitely a nice clean and lean release. Some people bitch that it's not more of an update with bells and whistles. I'll take this over that any day.
     

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