OS X El Capitan : What a good news for rMB !

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pandarama, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Pandarama macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2015
    If we trust Apple, it is a super news, especially for the new rMB, because it is one of those machine that they arent perfect yet and need some performance improvements.

    Stabilité & performance improvements are required atm and the mission control problem will probably disappear. Metal techno will relax our GPU.

    What do you think about it ?
  2. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    running DP1 El Capitan on my MacBook. I am very surprised how smooth it is. Animations and switching through Apps is def faster!
    And FINALLY I have got my fast reliable WiFi connection back (after a lot of speed drops in Yosemite 10.10.3)
    For a first DP I am very very impressed!
  3. thewusman macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2013
    Awesome. Thanks for the feedback.

    Going to try it out later. Did you upgrade or clean install ?

    And idea how battery life is on this DP?
  4. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    Its hard to say after 12 hours of the installed El Capitan. But I see a little more battery drop, not much though
  5. taiyo85 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2015
    I'd also like to know the impact on battery life :) Thank you for sharing your experience!
  6. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    okay...fully charged to 100%, unplugged the charging usb cable. I have a about 8 Apps running and battery-icon in statusbar says 6hr53min standby time. But again, battery standby time can really change every now and then, nothing to do with any OS X.
  7. courboy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    Please could you try and record some app switching/animations to show the less lag? I'm interested in how El Capitan improves things.
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I would really like to see this. Unfortunately, this is my main machine so using a beta is not an option.
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    You do understand you can put the beta on an external drive and test it out that way without messing up your production setup.

    Just posting this because I see this complaint with every beta OS X release. This isn't Windows; you can install it just about anywhere and OS X will boot.
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    good to know. Maybe I will do just that :)
  11. blurobot macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    Just installed El Captain. Wow. Stunning difference. Lag is gone and I even turned transparency back on.

    VERY happy! Good job, Apple!
  12. polee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    Great to read so many positive reviews about El Capitan. Can't wait for the official version to be released. I am averse to trying beta versions...
  13. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm impressed before I even load it just due to the name.

  14. TheOakTrail macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2015
  15. lynxdeb macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    i've installed on my rMB 1,1 and I can confirm that the graphics performances are better than Yosemite
    still some lag issues, but more better than before, waiting for a second beta :)
  16. melb00m macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
  17. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2015
    Thank you for doing this Alex! Question, have you run 1400 X 900 yet or were you running default 1280 X 800 in those animation tests? I can't wait for El Capitan to come out!
  18. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Thx, unfortunately for me as I rely on my primary Mac`s for a living I will wait until until 10.11 is out of Beta, equally looks to be a strong move on Apple`s behalf, listening to the community.10.10 is no issue from, however it comes over as not being a finished product.

    I do have some systems that are not business related so may load 10.11 on one, if time permits.

  19. tigerduck macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2015
    Shanghai, China
    Compared to Yosemite it feels a tiny bit quicker UI animation wise; I just compared with transparency off on a 1.3 GHz model. Maybe the improvements with transparency are more dramatic. Booting feels longer - but maybe it's still building caches or whatever it is doing at boot.
    It's a good update, from what I can tell so far. Don't expect a game changer though.
  20. thewusman macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2013
    El Capitan has some great features and I've played around with them on my rMB (dual boot, second smaller partition).

    The window snapping feature is particularly awesome from a workflow perspective, and the new mail enhancements work well.

    There is a visible improvement in graphical UI performance when keeping transparency on.

    However, I have seen some major slow downs when using the new mail.app and it causes my whole system (and UI) to chug.

    Not ready as a daily driver I'm afraid, very much a beta.

    Safari also seems slower, like there is a small pause or delay before doing anything like tab switching or opening a new page.

    I like what I see, but am sticking with 10.10.4 for now.

    Wusman over and out.
  21. thewusman macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2013
  22. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    I can also confirm that El Capitan is running very nicely on my new 12" RMB 1.1GHz as well! What a noticeable difference compared to Yosemite. I'm surprised at how well and efficient it runs for the 1st beta version. This has put new life into my computer and it's a joy to use. A much better experience, most of the lag is gone, except for swapping pages between Launchpad there is still some stutter there. Other than that, a beautiful and well refined update. The feature I love the most has got to be the splitscreen feature, its so awesome and very useful. The next feature I love is the pin tab feature in Safari! These 2 features alone make a huge difference in how I use my computer for daily tasks. I'm sure there are more hidden features that I'm unaware of but simply loving every minute of using my mac now. I'm using 1440x900 as my default resolution by the way, but plan on switching to 1536x990 soon.
  23. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    are you guys having bluetooth issues? opening that in system preferences results in a never ending spinning wheel

    and I got magic trackpad to work once but it seems finnicky
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I created a partition using Disk Utility, cloned my existing Yosemite partition, and upgraded from there. I got a kernel panic the first time rebooting into Yosemite, but since then it's been pretty smooth. I think Carbon Copy Cloner led to the kernel panic.

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