1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 1:29 AM by clintonfrombirmingham
BenB920 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just a question, my rMBP currently uses around 40 - 50cpu with Chrome and Safari for wesbites such as BBC iPlayer. When using my housemates 2010 white MacBook she gets around 10 - 20. For all other users with rMBP, is this an issue with flash player? If so what does your laptop cpu range between?


I have reformatted and reinstalled etc to have a play with the issue and see whether it was something behind the scenes but no improvement, which has led me to here...




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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Retina Mac and Flash... CPU
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    Google Chrome has it's own 'built-in' Flash player - and it can consume quite a bit of CPU % when you're watching video (and I assume that the BBC site uses video?). If you've Safari and Chrome open at the same time, Safari is going to be using the Flash plug-in and Chrome it's native plug-in (or whatever it is) so I'm not surprised to see such a 'jump' in CPU % while watching videos.


    Don't worry too much about it - streaming video is the worst in my experience - and I'm not surprised to see that high of a CPU % used.