1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    So this is what I have sitting at my desk right now

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    Two Retina MacBook Pros, long story check my other thread in here to find out why. I figured since I have both for the weekend until I return one I'd do a quick test to see which boots the fastest

    The specs:
    MBP1
    Core i7 2.6
    8GB RAM
    512 SSD
    Mavericks GM seed

    MBP2
    Core i7 2.6
    16GB RAM
    256 SSD
    Mountain Lion 10.8.3

    any guesses which will be faster? I'm just waiting for updates on the second one to finish before I do the test.
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    Last edited by Ipheuria; 10-18-2013 at 04:37 PM.
    10-18-2013 04:16 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My guess would be the MPB2...
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    10-18-2013 08:29 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I thought there would have been more guesses. Well you are right MBP 2 was faster by about half a minute.

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    10-18-2013 08:43 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I didn't see this until after you posted the results but I would've actually guessed the first one because in my experience so far Mavericks itself seems to speed up the MBP. At least my 2012 retina seems faster with it on. So if you go with the second one, it may be even faster once it has Mavericks.
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    10-18-2013 11:17 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I didn't see this until after you posted the results but I would've actually guessed the first one because in my experience so far Mavericks itself seems to speed up the MBP. At least my 2012 retina seems faster with it on. So if you go with the second one, it may be even faster once it has Mavericks.
    This is what I was torn about for a little while. I will be doing the test again with them both running Mavericks after I setup the second one to be used. So once both are running Mavericks it should be interesting.


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    10-19-2013 10:55 AM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    Slightly sidestepping the topic: Anyone know the system requirements for Mavericks yet?

    As for the OP, I would have guessed MBP 2. No real concrete reason why beyond the additional RAM. I have used neither Mountain Lion or Mavericks... so I have no idea which one is faster. I'm still on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. lol
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    10-19-2013 01:39 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Slightly sidestepping the topic: Anyone know the system requirements for Mavericks yet?

    As for the OP, I would have guessed MBP 2. No real concrete reason why beyond the additional RAM. I have used neither Mountain Lion or Mavericks... so I have no idea which one is faster. I'm still on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. lol
    I believe Mavericks has the same requirements as Mountain Lion.
    10-19-2013 01:47 PM
  8. jmr1015's Avatar
    I believe Mavericks has the same requirements as Mountain Lion.
    Does Mountain Lion have any specific processor requirements? I see model year and RAM minimums... but doesn't seem to list a minimum processor.
    10-19-2013 05:56 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Does Mountain Lion have any specific processor requirements? I see model year and RAM minimums... but doesn't seem to list a minimum processor.
    It's whatever processor was in the MBP produced in the given year.
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    10-19-2013 06:06 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Funny enough when both Retina MacBook Pros were loaded with Mavericks. It slowed down the 16GB MBP. The first time I ran it there was a different difference in boot up time. This time there was like a 1 second delay between them. It's so short that my 5s wasn't fast enough to catch the difference.

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    10-23-2013 08:04 PM

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