Retina performance

    May 28 2013 | 6:40 pm
    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.

    • May 29 2013 | 6:18 pm
      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".
    • May 30 2013 | 2:07 pm
      Sometimes it helps resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
      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.
    • Jun 05 2013 | 8:02 pm
      @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.