The Poll: Is El Capitan Faster?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Nik, Sep 30, 2015.

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Is the final Version of El Capitan faster?

  1. Yes, a lot!

    162 vote(s)
    47.2%
  2. Yes, a little bit.

    124 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. No, there is no difference.

    57 vote(s)
    16.6%
  1. Nik macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    El Capitan is out in the wild and my question is: Is OS X El Capitan faster and more fluid than its predecessors?

    Vote only if you have tested the final version of El Capitan, thank you!

    Note: You can view the results without voting.
     
  2. StudyFlo macrumors member

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    All the UI Animations aren't laggy any longer. Hatet the Lagg on Launchpad, Exposé, Spaces etc. on my late 2013 13' rMBP, now everything seems smooth as silk!
     
  3. darkinners macrumors member

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    Much smoother than Yosemite.
    With my mid 2012 15" rmbp
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    def seems smoother. my geekbench scores tho, are virtually the same... but it feels good...
     
  5. Nik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds great :) I skipped Yosemite because it was so freaking slow with rMBP 13" 2014...
     
  6. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I've noticed is that Macs slow down severely when the HDD starts filling up, my Core i7 slowed that much it was like an old 486 Windows computer. Putting in an SSD made it fly quicker than when I first bought it. Don't know if you can do that with MacBooks.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    I see no difference. However I'd like to note that I didn't have any laggy animation or anything in Yosemite. We should list the system because some, especially those with Intel graphics should have a more noticeable effect then others.

    Late 13 iMac i5 3.5ghz nVidia 775m 24gb RAM w/ 1tb HDD
     
  8. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Mid-2012 cMBP, Dual 2.5 i5, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB.

    Works like a dream so far. Can't wait to see what future updates will bring!
     
  9. StudyFlo macrumors member

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    All MacBooks with Retina Display + (nearly) all MacBook Air models do have SSDs out of the box. They won't ship with crappy HDDs, so this can't be an issue!
     
  10. The.316 macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious about older macs. I have a late-10 i7 27" iMac, which lags when using Spaces, Launchpad, etc. I would always get a 2-3 second delay before they would work. Hopefully there is an improvement there, considering my OS is on an SSD, and I have 16gb of RAM installed.
     
  11. StudyFlo macrumors member

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    what version of OS X are u running at the moment?
     
  12. Traverse, Sep 30, 2015
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    The full screen animations has been sped up dramatically! I love it!
     
  13. Abstraktmind, Sep 30, 2015
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    I'm not finding that much of a difference. Beachball City..I wonder if my 2012 MBP is slow because I have Windows installed too.

    **Updated***

    After about an hour of El Cap it started working smooth sailing. I like way better than Yosemite.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G3

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    YES!

    One of the first things I noticed when making a youtube video fullscreen. IMO its so much nicer being fast. I like the little animation touches but the fullscreen animation I felt like I was waiting for it.
     
  15. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I've notice it's a lot smoother than Yosemite. So far I'm loving it
     
  16. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Significantly better than Yosemite was on my 2007 iMac (old/slow 128MB video card is part of that). I rolled back to Mavericks early this year and have now gone to El Capitan, and it's at least on par with Mavericks UI wise. And yes it has an SSD as 8 year old HDDs aren't recommended :)

    Also better on my (late) 2013 rMBP compared to Yosemite, better frame-rate in mission control and scrolling around.

    Not much difference on my 13" MBA, but it doesn't have much screen resolution to power compared to the other two.

    I've been happy since the GM came out.
     
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  18. nav92 macrumors member

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    Absolutely loving it. Like others said, the lag is gone from launchpad, mission control etc which was really annoying on retina macs.
    It's buttery smooth now. Kudos to Apple for releasing the "successor" to Snow Leopard.
     
  19. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I can swipe between spaces without it hanging mid way through. That happened 3 out of every 5 times I swiped in Yosemite 10.10.3 through 10.10.5 despite 2 clean installs.
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Seems about the same on my 2010 MBP 2.66gHz i7 dual core with hyperthreading, 8GB RAM.
     
  21. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Fair amount faster on my base model 2010 11" air...using octane 2.0 test i scored a 8350 with Yosemite...8550 with El Capitan (both clean installs,with only chrome browser added)
     
  22. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Rate its going, i won't be able to answer this question as I may be dead due to old age before the download actually finishes
     
  23. The.316 macrumors 65816

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    Latest version of Yosemite. I have the SSD in the optical drive, running the OS and apps, and a 2tb hard drive for storage. When I use Spaces, Expose, etc., via the keyboard or through my MX mouse, I get a 2-3 second delay before it works. It wasn't always like that, but it has been for the last year or so.
     
  24. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Liking what I'm hearing.. let's hear some more, specially from rMBP users.
     
  25. teeejay macrumors regular

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    I was about to sell my MBPr 15" 2012 (the first one), but El Capitan gave it the second breath. It is way faster, smoother and I again do enjoy my Mac.
     

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