Retina performance

May 28, 2013 at 11:40am

Retina performance

Hello.

 

Anyone else experiencing buggy retina performance?

Even non-graphical performance takes more CPU than non-retina mode.

If I switch into non-retina and back into retina WHILE doing any type of processing CPU usage drops for around 45% and stays that way… which leads me to believe there is some bug involved and should not be considered normal behaviour?

 

This is happening on integrated graphics.

#250980
May 28, 2013 at 1:46pm
#251008
May 29, 2013 at 11:18am

For optimal graphics performance on retina devices at the cost of resolution, I would suggest that you disable retina support on the Max application. Get Info on the application in the finder and check the box for “Open in Low Resolution”.

#251121
May 30, 2013 at 7:07am

Sometimes it helps resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6606352204

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1451750

This worked on a MacBook Pro Retina as well as a non-Retina MacBook Pro from this year when the framerate suddenly dropped to about 16 fps. After the reset it went back to 60 fps.

#251211
Jun 5, 2013 at 1:02pm

@Joshua Kit Clayton: I really really really like the added screen real-estate micro-pixel give me. I’m spoiled, i know, and I’m shameful.

 

@Karl Kliem: thanks, will try it right now.

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