Macos Sierra on late 2013 MacBook Pro.

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Jerhen, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Jerhen macrumors regular

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    I am just wondering how the performance of Macos Sierra is on a late 2013 retina MacBook Pro. My configuration is 13 inch, 2.6ghz i5, 8gb of ram, and 512gb of flash storage.
     
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    I have the same model only 2014, so very similar... and Sierra works just fine with no speed issues.
     
  3. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply. I think the 2014 model also had haswell processors like the late 2013 model. I think the only difference is the clock speed with the 2014 at 2.8ghz while the late 2013 is 2.6ghz. So mine should run fine on Sierra.
     
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    Mine is 2.6 i5 also, so I think you will be fine.
     
  5. netsped macrumors 6502

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    I have a mid 2014 with the same configuration as yours and I couldn't stand how buggy Sierra felt. I downgraded to El Capitan and everything feels more fluid, I even tried the PB of 10.12.1 but I didn't saw any improvements.

    I was having major issues with Mission Control, Exposé and general Finder tasks (mostly animations and scrolling). The Dock would freeze almost every hour.

    I did a clean install the day Sierra came out but the issues just kept getting worse to the point where some apps became a pain to use (I'm seeing you Sketch).

    The funny thing is I also have a mid 2012 13" MBA and it's working just as good as it did with El Capitan.

    I'm personally going to wait until 10.12.3 to give it another chance.
     
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    I have the Late 2012 MBP 15" with 8GB of RAM and I'm not having any issues with it. I have an Ivy Bridge i7-3720QM processor in my machine.
     
  7. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your responses. I still haven't upgraded and I am wondering what everyone's experience is with 10.12.1 now that it is out.
     
  8. Hadron, Oct 26, 2016
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    Not very different from 10.12.0. (Edit: the spaces problem I'd encountered with external monitor did seem to be just a setting that had been corrupted by the update. Just toggling mirroring on and off fixed it).

    Otherwise it's not very different at all. And this is with an 8GB/512GB late 2013 i5 rMBP, so probably very similar to yours. The OS generally works fine. I've been trying to work out whether transitions between spaces are a little less smooth, but it's hard to say: as I'm running at 1440x900 with 10 spaces and a large number of windows I may test this more than most

    All that said, unless you desperately want Siri I can't say I've seen any real advantage to Sierra either, or not for my usage anyway (others may have different experiences).
     
  9. Texxy macrumors 6502

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    Still have not added Sierra on my Late 2013 rMBA 15"...after todays announcement I may just do it. WiFi has been spotty on my El Capitan hope that may be fixed?
     
  10. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let me know if you did and how the performance is. I know your Mac should handle it better since the 15 inch MacBook pros have quad core processors vs dual core in the 13inch. Let me know though how the performance is if you do decide to upgrade to Sierra
     
  11. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    I have the late 2012 Retina 13inch MacBook pro, and other than it taking about 5 seconds longer to boot up than when I got the computer, it's still faster than El Capitan was, and very stable so far. Battery life is give or take the same though
     
  12. Texxy macrumors 6502

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    I have not yet still waiting maybe on one more update.
    Good to hear
     
  13. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    My battery has decreased over time, but I don't know if it's the OS, or the fact that 90 percent of the time I have it plugged in when I hook it up to my monitor.
     
  14. Jerhen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you currently running Sierra? If so, which Mac are you running it on?
     
  15. tock172 macrumors newbie

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    I'm running macOS Sierra on my fully optioned late '13 rMBP 13" with no speed issues. It's still blazing fast and boots in under 10 seconds.
     
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    I have a late 2013 i7 rMBP 13" 16GB running Sierra. Works great no issues so far.
     
  17. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    I'm running Sierra on a late 2012 Retina MacBook Pro (got it right after Christmas in 2012) with a 2.9ghz i7 processor and 8gb ram (the highest at the time when it came out), and 512gb hard drive
     
  18. SnazzyMax macrumors newbie

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    I've been running High Sierra on my fully maxed Late 2013 15" rMBP for just over 24 hours now - transitions are smoother (especially in Launchpad), and battery life actually seems to have been improved, although this may be as a result of my having switched back to Safari from Firefox.

    This Mac seems to be running just as well (if not better!) than when I first bought it. Absolute joy to use - I will never regret the enormous sum I paid for it 4 years ago.
     

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