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In case of performance for multithreaded applications, development (Java) and virtualization (Parallels 11), what's better - upgrading to 10.9 Mavericks or El Captain? (or Yosemite) ?

Now I'm on 10.8.5, MacBook Pro 15", i7-2.0x4, on SSD with 16GB RAM

P.S. upgrading needed as Parallels 11 doesn't support 10.8

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    You'd be better off upgrading to the newest system. You would be getting the newest tools, and would have access to the newest items, making future upgrades a much greater span of time – user2277872 Feb 25 '16 at 10:46
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Go El Cap. The marginal performance decrease (especially on your machine) is near zero compared to 10.9. You'll get better support, newer features, newer apps, etc.

  • where is the main performance degradation of El Cap then - in OpenGL apps (games, video etc.) ? I was also looking other discusstions about it. – yetanothercoder Feb 25 '16 at 12:30
  • @yetanothercoder Huh, I haven't seen any threads about that. Can you link the thread you're referring to? – JMY1000 Feb 25 '16 at 17:51
  • I've seen some concerning fps degradation, ex: eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/16070567139 – yetanothercoder Feb 26 '16 at 17:09
  • @yetanothercoder Interesting, I don't know anything about that–I haven't experienced any degradation personally. – JMY1000 Feb 26 '16 at 18:00

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