Much improved

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by man3ster, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. man3ster macrumors member

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    This is only the developer build and it feels more stable than 10.10.4. everything is extremely responsive and feels fantastic to use os x like this again
     
  2. Zarniwoop, Jun 9, 2015
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    Zarniwoop macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post your computer specs here, please? Especially GPU(s) info.
     
  3. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Same feeling here. Everything is finally snappy and responsive again on a Mac with a retina screen! Even on this low power Mac.
    rMB 12" 1.1/8/256
     
  4. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

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    My Mac Pro (specs in sig) runs El Capitan beautifully. It's amazing that it is this noticeable on this machine and is much improved over Yosemite. Can't wait for the final release.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Much improved on my MacBook Pro too. And mine is an old one. Early 2011. No SSD and 4 GB RAM.
     
  6. myxomatosis, Jun 9, 2015
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    myxomatosis macrumors member

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    I'm still using my old mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro (the 2.3GHz model with 16GB or RAM). So far so good, everything feels faster and more responsive than with Yosemite.

    And the best part is... I only have one app that doesn't work so far amongst all the apps I use

    I remember last year when I installed the first Yosemite Developer Beta: That same computer was barely usable (Slow, crashes, many incompatible apps, connectivity problems, etc.)... El Capitan is clearly a better, more stable product, even in its current beta form

    I'll use it as my daily driver without any fear. OS X finally feels as fast as Windows 8.1 on my laptop! I'm happy
     
  7. Zarniwoop macrumors 6502a

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    So you have Radeon 6490M or 6750M GPU? Although it doesn't matter really because both support currently openGL 4.1 and openCL 1.2, which, I believe, are the minimum requirements for Metal.
     
  8. culb0743 macrumors member

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    Just curious, do you have transparency enabled and default contrast settings?
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I have integrated graphics.
     
  10. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    I've never really felt that Yosemite was slow on my machine to begin with, so I initially didn't notice a huge improvement- nor did I go looking for it. But after reading this thread, I decided to use Finder for a bit. WOW, it's seriously impressive! Window resizing and scrolling used to be embarrassingly slow, but now it's (sorry for the cliche) buttery smooth. Extremely impressed with whatever Apple has done to accomplish this.
     
  11. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    The intel HD 3000 heh? It won't support Metal; which means the speed improvement don't rely on Metal. This is good news for me (2008 MacBook Pro here).
     
  12. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Any reports on the performance on older MacBooks (2008/2009) with integrated graphics? Is it more bearable than Yosemite? ;p
     
  13. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    I'm interested in this as well. I've got a Macbook 6,1, and it's a dog w/Yosemite...
     
  14. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    This thing is blazing fast on UI responsiveness here. Only app I'm having problems with is FCPX.
     

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