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Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Mon 25-May-15 22:55:16
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Very poor graphics performance on new 13" macbook


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Just bought a 13" rMBP.

Really poor performance all round. I specifically bought this to get more screen real estate.

Unless you have it at exactly 2x scaling, the performance is very poor, especially in Chrome. Safari is a bit better, to be fair, but it's not great.

On a 4K monitor plugged in (w/ the macbook closed so there's only one screen) graphics performance is like a ZX spectrum. Windows don't move smoothly, everything drops down to single figure FPS all the time.

Wouldn't recommend at all. However, I don't want the bulk of a 15" macbook pro. So I don't really know what to do about it.
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 26-May-15 15:00:16
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Re: Very poor graphics performance on new 13" macbook


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You may have a dud - mine doesn't exhibit any of these issues (although only tried with a regular 1080 monitor).

Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-May-15 13:37:55
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Re: Very poor graphics performance on new 13" macbook


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It's not a dud. It's a underpowered GPU. 1080p monitors are fine, it's 4K monitors that pose a problem.

Really annoyed I bought it, my old MBP had a (user replaced) 512GB HDD and 16GB of RAM. The only reason I 'upgraded' was for retina but it is obvious the GPUs can't handle it.


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