Mojave Performance

ivnj

macrumors 65816
Dec 8, 2006
1,239
50
Boot and initial usage was slow at first but its fine now. Break-in period.
 

jackoatmon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2011
617
655
What hardware are you running on?

2016 15" Macbook Pro with the 2.6 and the 460pro.

It takes literal seconds to complete a task in Finder. You double click, and you have a good 1-5 seconds before anything occurs. After an hour with Apple support today, it appears the only fix is to roll back.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MyMacintosh

TokMok3

macrumors 6502a
Aug 22, 2015
623
399
slower and I have a 2015/15"
I have a similar machine as yours and Mojave is super fast. I did a clean install with FileVault encryption, by the way encryption took only 25 minutes to do it's job with a 250GB drive.
 

aevan

macrumors 68040
Feb 5, 2015
3,312
4,387
Serbia
2016 15" Macbook Pro with the 2.6 and the 460pro.

It takes literal seconds to complete a task in Finder. You double click, and you have a good 1-5 seconds before anything occurs. After an hour with Apple support today, it appears the only fix is to roll back.
Perhaps try a clean install? I have the same MBP (with Radeon 455) and Finder works just as it did in HS).
 

mj_

macrumors 6502a
May 18, 2017
802
469
Austin, TX
I can't notice a difference on neither of my systems (2017 iMac, 2017 MacBook). It feels exactly as fast/slow as High Sierra.
 

ISKOTB

macrumors 6502a
Aug 6, 2011
647
97
🇺🇸
Thanks for your input but a fresh install has no tangible benefits, in my experience. My system was running fine until Mojave. I did this once before I found that I had installed some useful tweaks over the years that I was not able to locate so easily anymore.


I have a similar machine as yours and Mojave is super fast. I did a clean install with FileVault encryption, by the way encryption took only 25 minutes to do it's job with a 250GB drive.
 

SimeoneSergio

macrumors regular
Jun 27, 2012
130
22
London UK
Late 2014 15" rMBP (top specs one) here, the only thing i noticed is a drastic decrease of battery time.
Other than this it looks smooth (for now), with disk 80% full (1Tb drive).
 

vaugha

macrumors 6502a
Nov 3, 2011
594
192
feels about the same as high sierra in terms of speed and responsiveness. Will see in 6 months if my opinions still stay the same.
 

Momof9

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2018
291
77
Speed and responsiveness feels about the same as HS to me on a 2017 iMac, which is quite good.
I just purchased a 2017 21.5" iMac. I have not upgraded yet - it has been acting slow and funky since I got it a few days ago. It is brand new. Do you think the update will help it? I am probably going to return it to BB in a few days. I need to be able to upgrade the ram.
 

aevan

macrumors 68040
Feb 5, 2015
3,312
4,387
Serbia
No – it's rollback time. That's the only solution Apple could identify.
Wait.... Apple officially suggested you don't use their latest operating system on a 2-year old MacBook Pro? I mean, even if Mojave was slower, Apple would never suggest you don't use their latest OS. Not sure who you talked to, but I think they just didn't want to deal with you.

Anyway, as many, many people here can attest to - Mojave does not work slower on supported Macs, and waiting a few seconds in Finder is not normal and may be indicative of some problems with your Mac. It's not Mojave.
 

Cool Pup

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2010
720
105
Dallas, TX
Faster than HS ever was for me after just a little while of testing, and I'm finally on APFS. Still the occasional UI bug but it's much smoother so far than the waning weeks on HS.
 

jackoatmon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2011
617
655
Wait.... Apple officially suggested you don't use their latest operating system on a 2-year old MacBook Pro? I mean, even if Mojave was slower, Apple would never suggest you don't use their latest OS. Not sure who you talked to, but I think they just didn't want to deal with you.

Anyway, as many, many people here can attest to - Mojave does not work slower on supported Macs, and waiting a few seconds in Finder is not normal and may be indicative of some problems with your Mac. It's not Mojave.
After an hour of support chat that's all they had to offer. They suggested I use a backup to roll back the operating system.

It's definitely Mojave – the issue began the second I installed it and only applies to Finder.
 
Last edited:

aliensporebomb

macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2005
1,844
223
Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
Cinebench tells me openGL is 33% faster, I used to get 77 fps, now 104.
I noticed in GLView there are more portions of OpenGL supported. Not as many as windows but more than under High Sierra. This implies there is more graphical optimization for OpenGL despite the fact it is supposedly "deprecated".

Contrarian view on metal: "Good God, Apple. Just let a third party take care of it for those that want Apple games or other graphical content where developers don't want to deal with metal."
 
Last edited:

Glockcubed

macrumors member
May 24, 2011
70
14
I have a Late 2013 iMac, 27" mac daddy. Since the upgrade it seems to be a new desktop. It is faster and the video is noticeably better. Easy install and no problems whatsoever with any applications.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.