Yosemite noticeably smoother/faster than Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TechGod, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. TechGod Suspended


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    I have a late 2013 13" MBP and it just seemed a bit choppy with 10.9 however after installing Yosemite over Mavericks, performance and battery have greatly increased.
  2. vseera macrumors regular

    May 27, 2011
    Not only that, I have always had the Wifi problem with Mavericks on my MBA 2013.

    The Wifi never came on after sleep, or used to go off after some time if the machine was on.

    Now the Wifi is rock solid and connects every time after sleep.

    I am happy with the public beta.
  3. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Definitely going to disagree on "smoother". There's plenty of stutters and lag when transparency is enabled on my 2013 MacBook Air.

    For example Mission Control is super choppy, especially with an external display attached.
  4. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    I would agree. I wouldn't say it was smoother, theres still work to be done on refining the UI etc. It's quite solid though.
  5. Fenderf4i macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2013
    It's much snappier and runs better than Maverick does on my 2010 iMac.
  6. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Overall, seems to be very "mixed" reviews I would say.
  7. superyamid macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2014
    Not sure enough

    I also have a pro late 2013 13'' and animations for mission control, app exposé, scrolling in finder and stock folders in grid mode are all sluggish, all of these were smooth on Mavericks. I guess there is still some work to do with UI too.
  8. oMc macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2010
    Finland & France
    Same with my good old 2010 MBP. Everything was smooth with Mavericks. Now it's laggy. But it's normal, still a beta.
  9. ahlsn macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2013
    I'm also on the late 2013 MBP and I agree. Especially Safari scrolling is smoother. Mission control etc is smooth most of the time but drop frames once in a while. I think there's still some optimizations and enhancements to be made in Yosemite but when it's ready for release i think it will be a better experience than Mavericks.
  10. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Your issue I had on my RMBP but was fixed with their latest mavericks update.
  11. ms.annette macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2009
    I have a 2011 MBP and I find that Yosemite runs pretty smooth on here.
  12. ecrispy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    2013 MBP, I can't say its smoother or faster but I like the looks and its definitely not slower. I wonder how much of this thread is placebo effect like with any software update.
  13. sharon22 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    I have a mid 2007 iMac, and Yosemite was SLOW, JERKY, CHOPPY, so bad that I *immediately* got out my backup drives and restored my Mavericks Backup.

    I'm now running Mavericks, and I am so happy right now. Everything is smooth as silk, I feel like I'm operating a top-dog computer!
  14. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Yosemite is to Mavericks what ML was to Lion. Refined, faster, cleaner, less choppiness.
  15. Sym0 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    Animation and workflow definitely faster and snappier.
  16. sharon22 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    On my 2007 iMac, it is extra jerky and choppy. I guess Yosemite takes advantage of the multi-core processors and higher-end graphics of the newer computers.

    It looks like on newer computers, Yosemite is smooth as silk.

    For me, it's just the opposite.
  17. rican macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2008
    Party in the USA
    Yosemite has run amazingly on my late 2013 rMBP.

    I am very happy with this update!
  18. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    nah. the guy told mission control was choppy on MBA 2013. it's smooth on my MBA 2012, but choppy on 2007 iMac. it's just buggy.
  19. TechGod thread starter Suspended


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Hell my late 2013 rMBP was a bit laggy with Mavericks!

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