Windows 10 runs better on the rMBP than Yosemite

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tech324, May 18, 2015.

  1. tech324 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    I have confirmed this myself, I installed Windows 10 beta on my 2015 13inch rMBP and it runs a lot smoother than Yosemite. I don't get the UI lag that I get in Yosemite

    Pretty sad that a beta of Windows runs smoother than Yosemite on a rMBP.

    Here is an article stating it runs better on the new retina macbook also
  2. jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
  3. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    He probably used bootcamp.
  4. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Recently returned to Mac (rMBP mid 2014) after a few years out on Windows by necessity rather than choice. I've always preferred OSX for my everyday workflow.

    However, I was a little surprised when I fired up the rMBP to find Yosemite smoothness lacking. It clearly needs a polish to get anywhere near Snow Leopard levels.

    Coming back from Windows (8.1) I figured I'd give the recent Win 10 build a try. And I'd have to agree that it's very smooth - much more than I expected. There's some rough edges and the weird slow adoption of HiDPI apps/scaling issued on Windows is annoying but, as someone who spends a lot of time in Office and OneNote, I could use this.

    My only issue would be battery life and I don't see Win 10 lasting ten hours like Yosemite. But I'm willing to test it and see.

    Funnily enough, the same Win 10 build on my outgoing Yoga 2 Pro was fairly horrible.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have windows 10 on my surface pro 3, and I'm very impressed with the stability of this technical preview. Its very solid, there are bugs here and there, but overall I think in its beta form, its more robust and bug free then yosemite was at 10.10.0
  6. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    I'm running win10 on a vm and the GUI is smooth as silk...
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Intel macs

    Have always run windows better than most windows machines.....
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Can you not split your sentence between the title and the main text box? It's very inconsiderate of you to do this, because you're inconveniencing mobile users, who can't see the title area and they can't understand jack **** of what you're writing because only the part that's written in the main text box is visible to mobile users.

    Besides, doing this is also inconsiderate to desktop users, because it means that we can't read everything in one smooth line.
  9. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    Microsoft has done an excellent job with Windows 10. I too have been running the tech previews and found them to be solid and constantly improving.

    I don't know what the next version of OS X is going to be called but Apple will have to work really hard to put out an OS as polished as Windows 10.

    I would rather see a longer release cycle if it means a more stable and polished OS.

  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm hoping the same thing. They'll focus more time on what's under the hood then adding a lot of features.

    Agreed, I think the annual cycle for major updates is not sustainable, at least with adding major features.
  11. tech324 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010


    I like Mac's OS, I use unix daily with my job. I always thought Apple put a decent GUI on top of unix, however with Yosemite I am not impressed at all. I really hope Apple fixes the UI lag in their OS.
  12. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    The Windows 10 interface is still designed by committee garbage. Also Windows 10 currently makes very poor use of hardware resources like ram, cpu, and disk. I've run both extensively while monitoring them.
    But it is early.
  13. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    If you are getting UI "lag", go to Accessibility and check Reduce Transparency, this will vastly improve performance for your iGPU. Windows OS Transparencies have always been far less complex, so its not surprising that Windows will run smoothly on a Mac considering all the awful hardware people run Windows on. I don't have any plans to run Windows 10 on my Mac, but Win 8.1 runs just fine. No UI lags in either, but OS X is definitely more friendly in daily use.

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