Older OS vs latest Sierra on older MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by George90, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. George90 macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2017

    We have several MacBook pro's (2011 thru 2013's) at the office and once a year we do a clean install. We recently installed the latest Mac OS Sierra on a 2011 and felt the speediness of it decreased. My initial thought is well they meet the system requirements new OS's take advantage of newer hardware and it's seems obvious older ones will not keep up as well. Anybody have any thoughts on this? I was thinking pick an older OS that still has all the features I need and install those on the older machines for best performance?
  2. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    I saw Sierra hurt performance on 4GB of RAM machines, but I didn't notice any performance decrease on 8GB or above.

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