Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to dsciel)
For those who are frustrated with web scrolling: start using Webkit browser. Scrolling is super smooth (youtube, facebook etc). Viewing PDF's is still laggy though, but Webkit proves that the GPU can handle the hi-res. My impression about this machine has improved since I started using Webkit.
If you are frustrated with laggy apps (iTunes, Mail, Chrome), the only way is to open them in low resolution.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to adamstark)
How does one run a programme in low resolution?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 4:58 PM (in response to benterz222)
Go to the application in finder, rightclick->get info or cmd+i, tick the checkbox, be prepared for bleeding eyes...
And exactly what adamstark said. Its good that you try to find a solution, but in this case it has nothing to do with hardware faults and there is no simple software fix. Apple needs to reimplement some parts of the code to run it on the GPU. Webkit and some other third party application have done exactly that and they run super smooth now.
Webkit should solves the issue for the browser, for other application we have to be patient until Apple updates the applications. My guess is 10.9, but who knows...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to dsciel)
I hope so.... this would be awesome... over a year of waiting.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to dsciel)
I also noticed that the Bootscreen (where you choose the operating system if you have more than one by holding ALT) is pixelated, like low resolution. It was not like that before.
I really did not change any settings or did any update.
What could that be? Is anybody experiencing the same?
I am on 10.8.3
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 3:02 AM (in response to dsciel)
Just to let you know:
Finally Chrome runs smooth very nicely on my rmbp! At least the alpha/beta versions. For me, they are also a lot faster than the WebKit nightlies
Here is a link to Chrome beta: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html
The Chrome alpha version runs even better (smooth on integrated gpu 1080p res on facebook/theverge): https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html
Opera just anounced that they depend on the same technology as Chrome. Therefore it performs quite nice as well. Here is the link if you want to try it out: http://opera.org/next
It seems that we soon do not have to worry about browser performance and alpha versions anymore! Which is the only thing which really bothered me. Mission control is still horrible, but i don't use it. Same goes for some other OSX applications (iCal and so on).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to deabser)
Not much different here. Maybe mine's not affected by this lag problem after all?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to dsciel)
Wooow.. I have to say, Google Chrome just works fine even better than WebKit .. Thanks for this advice
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 5:22 AM (in response to dsciel)
I'm confident enough to say that my recent activities with developers have nearly diminished all lag on my rMBP. The latest Beta releases of Nvidia CUDA have help eliminate a substantial amount of lag. I can only hope that the new operating system 10.9 will eradicate Retina lag once and for all.
In the meantime, two things I'm hoping for asap:
- A physcial software/hardware updater for the Intel 4000 HD integrated GPU and
- Another round of EFI and SMC updates for the rMBP line
We're getting close folks. Apple is listening.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to dsciel)
I´m really happy to hear this
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to Wayne Chin)
What version of Nvidia Drivers do you got Wayne? I have updated to CUDA Driver Version: 5.0.59 GPU Driver Version: 8.10.44 304.10.65f03 and i saw almost no improvements. What kind of tweaks have you done and what results have you achieved? Thanks
I will only do a Clean install of all things when 10.9 is released, or if 10.8.4 is really worth that effort.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to dsciel)
I HAD DISCOVERED A WORKAROUND:
1) Download: TightVNC Java Viewer JAR in a ZIP archive, It's a TightVNC JAVA client...
2) Open tightvnc-jviewer.jar
3) Press CMD+H to hide the window (optional) , and be Happy !!!!
Performance is great, but it locks on the NVIDIA... but, it's fast, and no lag at alll....
Try it and post your results...
(I know... my english is bad... but the workaround works)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to diego.giovany)
it's not the same that blocking the Graphic card to the Nvidia with gfxCardStatus, for example? If is the same maybe it's more simple this last.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to FrancisDaza)
No, the gfxCardStatus blocked on NVIDIA does not give the same performance... try for yourself and post your results....
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to dsciel)
Bottom line is performance on rMBP is better when you lock gfxCardStatus onto Discreet (Nvidia GPU). I'm flipping the GPU back and forth, and as soon as I switch to Intel HD 4000, the performance declines, goes back into lagginess. We need a fix for the Intel GPU!!