Mojave Performance

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I'm curious; how are all of you finding Mojave's speed/performance/bugginess compared to previous versions of macOS?
     
  2. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    Much slower and buggier than any other OSX I've used.
     
  3. DeadeyeM macrumors regular

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    In a way i feel it's faster then HS, but i also noticed more bugs
     
  4. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Boot and initial usage was slow at first but its fine now. Break-in period.
     
  5. ezdiver macrumors newbie

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    Cinebench tells me openGL is 33% faster, I used to get 77 fps, now 104.
     
  6. TokMok3 macrumors 6502

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    What hardware are you running on?
     
  8. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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  10. TokMok3 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. aevan macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps try a clean install? I have the same MBP (with Radeon 455) and Finder works just as it did in HS).
     
  12. mj_ macrumors 6502

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    I can't notice a difference on neither of my systems (2017 iMac, 2017 MacBook). It feels exactly as fast/slow as High Sierra.
     
  13. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    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.


     
  14. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    No – it's rollback time. That's the only solution Apple could identify.
     
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    Speed and responsiveness feels about the same as HS to me on a 2017 iMac, which is quite good.
     
  16. SimeoneSergio macrumors regular

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    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).
     
  17. vaugha macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  18. Momof9 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  19. aevan macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  20. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  21. jackoatmon, Sep 25, 2018
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    jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  22. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

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    It's working well for me so far. No problems. early 2015 13 inch MacBook Pro
     
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    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."
     
  24. CreeptoLoser macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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