Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to ShinJi900715)
I am having the exact same issue. I went from incredible performance to absolutely awful FPS and performance. I tried reinstalling all my drivers and nothing. Help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to ShinJi900715)
Having the same issue, Hoping this will be solved promptly ... I have a LAN to go to this weekend and low framerates will get me killed, in more ways than one. Not to mention I have a good slab of Dark Souls I'd like to play at above 15fps.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to R3P1N5)
I just reset my SMC (System Managment Controller), booted and it appears to have solved the issue. Hope you find a solution that works for you soon. For those out there having the same problem, here's a link to instructions on how to reset your SMC http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to R3P1N5)
Oddly enough, last night when I reset the PRAM and SMC and it was still doing it, however when I reset both this morning it cured it like you mentioned.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to Kenny Wilson)
so you guys all running the test under Bootcamp? i know reseting SMC will fix the fps problem for Mac OS, but not windows, at least not for me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to ShinJi900715)
Hi ShinJi900715, sorry for the delay in response, hopefully your problem has been fixed before I type this, I only reset the SMC, not the PRAM and It cured all issues in Bootcamp'd Windows. I did not notice any issues in OSX.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to R3P1N5)
Thank you every one who remind me to reset the SMC. as i said reseting SMC is not helping me. however, i just found out by reseting SMC it will only work once(CPU continuously running about 2.0-3.3Ghz) until i attach the Thunderbolt Drive or a USB3.0 harddrive. as most of my games was saved and playable from my external harddrive, reseting SMC will not help that much. im having 256GB ssd as my game library is about 1TB. i believe this is a bug of the newest EFI update. im having no troubles was so ever before i update this EFI.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to ShinJi900715)
Hey shink take a look in my answer in Re: Performance reduced after EFI update on Macbook Pro Retina .
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to ShinJi900715)
SMC resets DO NOT resolve this problem. Hopefully as rMBP owners start noticing and reporting this, Apple will start to take the claims seriously. The throttle is waaay too aggressive.
Otherwise its a wonderful non-gaming laptop
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to ShinJi900715)
Hey Shadowyani, please take a time and fill a bug report at http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/ . The machine is useless for me as it is now because I develop and use very GPU/CPU demanding scientific applications, after the update my realtime applications are completely useless as they drop from something like 25fps to 9 fps even on Mac OS X (no SMC reset fixed the issue). In bootcamp the situation is worse, my software runs at 4 fps and gaming turns to be impossible to play as well.
Please let Apple know about the problem, fill a bug report, even if SMC reset once in a while fixed the issue for you (this is not a common behaviour and must be fixed). We paid the price for cutting edge technology.
Apple shall not do a downgrade of the system after few weeks, remember that most of reviews and benchmarks were done BEFORE the EFI Update, so people are being fooled by Apple in this sense.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 3:49 AM (in response to Filipi Nascimento)
Have this issue as well, but my thread has been left unresponded.
Reseting SMC helps temporarily until the next boot or wake up.
It all started after the 10.8.2 update.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Filipi Nascimento)
Absolutely. Fortunately the work I do on my laptop doesn't push the GPU but for you gamers and certain power users out there, this is a large shortcoming on the rMBP. I'll definitely put in a bug report; its so easy to reproduce the problem anyways...just game it up haha
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to ShinJi900715)
Hey, Apple Insider just published a article about the problem, lets hope Apple deliver us a fix soon.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Filipi Nascimento)
Yay I knew I wasn't crazy!
Here's to hoping the patch wipes away all that buyer's remorse!