rMB + OS X 10.10.4 is much smoother

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  1. quisguous macrumors newbie

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    I've had my Macbook Retina 1.3 for a few days now, and I was feeling disappointed by the stuttering and general sluggishness of the interface, even after Spotlight was done indexing, the first backup was done running, etc. But after installing 10.10.4 this morning, the system feels a lot more responsive and I no longer notice any performance issues--everything is smooth.
     
  2. headcase macrumors 6502

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    Per Apple's release notes (along with testing by others of the beta), this 10.10.4 maintenance release isn't designed to remedy the issues that Yosemite has running on retina screens. That's targeted with the next major OS release, El Capitan.
     
  3. quisguous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whatever they did, the improvement between 10.10.3 and 10.10.4 was noticeable (to me) and much appreciated. It will be great to see even more improvements with 10.11.
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    All, remember the system has just completed a forced restart, so give it a few days then you will have a far better indication of 10.10.4 performance. After a few days of use "WindowServer" will have sucked up a bunch or RAM only then will you know if the update has been beneficial to your system.

    Q-6
     
  5. roguefury macrumors member

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    Agree with you on this. Whereas there may not be any changes in the core OS, I think @Queen6 may be right in that the forced restart probably cleaned up a bunch of cruft, and we'll notice any long lasting changes after a few days.

    I have the base rMB SG, and screen swipes are definitely less jittery...
     
  6. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I don't really notice a difference on my MacBook Pro with 750M aside from the DRAMATICALLY improved iTunes scrolling.
     
  7. Asthmatic Kitty macrumors member

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    Same!
     
  8. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

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    I never noticed it was jittery before hand tbh!
     
  9. headcase macrumors 6502

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    Per some previous comments, given there's a known / suspect memory leak in Yosemite that impact GUI performance, some people might be temporarily benefiting from the 10.10.4 maintenance update due to fixed permissions and a recently rebooted Mac. In other words, give it a few days without a restart and see if you're still truly benefiting.

    Based on my experience with both the 10.10.4 betas and the final build, I still believe 10.11 will be the release that provides a substantial GUI improvement for retina Macs.
     
  10. polee macrumors 6502a

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    I am still on 10.10.3. I am not experiencing any lag. As such, I have been hesitant to update to 10.10.4. Should I just wait for the release of El Capitan?
     

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