Will OS updates improve speed and battery performance of Core m3, m5 and m7 MacBooks? Any thoughts?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fuzzball84, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

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    It seems well publicized that microsoft worked closely with intel to enable speed shift last November in a Win 10 update on the surface series of laptops/tablets

    So given my experience with the 2015 macbook which seemed to improve noticeably with OS X updates pushed after release (battery and UI graphics) do you think there could be some nice surprises in store for those with the new macbook.

    I ask this as I don't know if intel speed shift is enabled yet in OS X and whether apple can make other performance and battery saving changes because of the adoption of skylake.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I think the main question is whether this is already incorporated into the version of OS X that Apple is shipping with the MacBooks. Apple has released "custom" versions before, and the betas for 9.3.2 included references to the 2016 MacBook.
     
  3. Fuzzball84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if the builds with the new MacBooks are customized in this way? any way to find out?
     
  4. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    OS X major version updates (the 10.x updates) have had a tendency to go both ways, it all depends on what Apple is focusing on, the minor updates (the 10.11.x updates) usually improve performance but with marginal difference.
     

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