Hi folks. Couldn’t resist being reckless and installing Mavericks
I did a test with a current project that I know was maxing out my 2012 15" Retina MBP under Mountain Lion - most of the 16GB RAM & CPU used up, creating audio crackles even at 1024 ms latency due to the number of high CPU instruments and plugins being used. Previously under Mountain Lion I had frozen quite a lot of tracks to make it workable.
SO, it seems very promising with Mavericks so far. Everything has loaded fine, drivers all seem to be working, iLok and eLicenser all working.
As far as I can tell, it’s handling the project somewhat better than before. With all tracks unfrozen I’m getting no crackles at 1024 ms latency where I did previously, but some crackles still at 512 ms latency. Temperature and fan-wise, with the tracks all unfrozen the 4 CPU temps remain above 90ºC and the fan is roaring like a wind tunnel so no change in that respect.
Seems like an improvement to me, touch wood!
It’s a big guess but it does seem stable and running more smoothly than Mountain Lion.