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Performance reduced under Bootcamp after EFI update on Macbook Pro Retina

4256 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 4:58 PM by gamezer0 RSS
  • freidolin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got the problem, too. I hope apple is taking this seriously and is working on a solution right now! This "update" really breaks the mbp pro for me as a gamer. The decrease of fps in games on windows is about 60-80%.

     

    Right now i have a computer i paid 2,400€ for, with the speed of a 100€ second hand laptop.

  • kurinZo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, bro.

    I hope too.

     

    My macbook air 2011 Z0ME is more powerful then rMBP for now

     

    Oh, Steve...

  • tommyoliu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is a conclusion of this bug from Hong Kong:

     

    I have had this issue with my rMBP bought in early launch period, i believe it is the first batch.

     

    Then, i bought another one with customization, which is believed is FRESH and a newer batch. NO SUCH ISSUE!

     

    I have compared this 2 machine with different batchs and here is the result:

     

    Cooler about 5-10 degree

    No throttling under load, both CPU & GPU

    use less power of CPU Package and CPU IA Cores according to AID64

    lower voltages of CPU Core

     

    3dmark 06 constant at around 15000

    3dmark 11 around 2500

    3dmark vantage around 10800

    with driver 306.97

     

    Are we just help Apple to improve their product at our cost?

  • tommyoliu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is a conclusion of this bug from Hong Kong:

     

    I have had this issue with my rMBP bought in early launch period, i believe it is the first batch.

     

    Then, i bought another one with customization, which is believed is FRESH and a newer batch. NO SUCH ISSUE!

     

    I have compared this 2 machine with different batchs and here is the result:

     

    Cooler about 5-10 degree

    No throttling under load, both CPU & GPU

    use less power of CPU Package and CPU IA Cores according to AID64

    lower voltages of CPU Core

     

    3dmark 06 constant at around 15000

    3dmark 11 around 2500

    3dmark vantage around 10800

    with driver 306.97

     

    Are we just help Apple to improve their product at our cost?

  • y.orim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    is there test method to check the porblem exist? I have Retina mc976 and I can play Far Cry 2 with 2880x1800 res! NO frame drops with Vey High setting, but how to check for sure?? (Windows 8)

  • gamezer0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here.

     

    A few weeks ago I noticed that the game I was playing (Dishonored) dropped from a stable 60fps framerate, to less than 30. I tried everything before finding this post.

     

    Reseting the SMC works for me (I'm playing Dishonored at "rock solid" 60fps again), but it's not the ideal solution... I hope that Apple releases a patch for this issue soon...

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