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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Retina MacBook Pro SMC Update to Address Gaming Frame Rates and Fan Issues




Apple today released MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update 1.1, addressing an issue with frame rates while playing graphics-heavy games and fixing several other bugs.
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About MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.1

This update resolves a rare issue where users may experience slow frame rates when playing graphics-intensive games on the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It also includes bug fixes for Power Nap, wake from sleep and fan control.
Retina MacBook Pro owners will no doubt be testing the update to see whether the fan control bug fixes mentioned in the release notes address the widespread complaints with fan speed spikes under relatively low loads.

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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Never had this issue. But glad to see it's been fixed
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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Great update for them beta testers.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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anyone update yet, any issues
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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My Retina has been flawless, but here goes nothing
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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Hopefully with this update we'll see a snappier Safari
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Is this for both 2012 and 2013 models?
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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Is this for both 2012 and 2013 models?
I see it on my 2012 model.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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Seems like a long time for something that should have been a priority since the get go for a machine of this caliber.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:38 PM   #10
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No problem with fans, but FPS could be better. Let's try.
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Is this for both 2012 and 2013 models?
If it's for your model it will show up in software update.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:39 PM   #12
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Now if they'd just address the widespread complaints about the lack of a 10.8.3 release date...
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:40 PM   #13
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:41 PM   #14
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great news! I hope it works and i no longer have to reset the SMC before playing WoW
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:44 PM   #15
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anyone update yet, any issues
Worked fine....I'm updated
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:44 PM   #16
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
This is the expected behaviour. The fans run on full power to protect your components during the update.
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Great update for them beta testers.
+1 Have grown gray and wise....they have enough Beta testers now, I clocked out a long time ago
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:44 PM   #18
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
if you read the installation instructions, it said to expect that.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
fans going full on happens at firmware updates,that's normal.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:45 PM   #20
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
Same here. Never had any fans issues before though. I think this was intended.
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I just downloaded it. Everything went flawless, except for one thing. Restarting. The fans blasted as the computer started up again, lasted a second or two but other than that, it was fine.
It tells you before you restart that the fans will do that, that was meant to happen.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:55 PM   #22
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Seems like a long time for something that should have been a priority since the get go for a machine of this caliber.
Any piece of technology will be improved over time with driver/software/firmware updates. It happens all the time. Just look at the latest graphics drivers for windows from AMD. They improve performance greatly in many games. This doesn't necessarily mean that the associated GPUs weren't great in the first place, it means that they have just got even better.

Same goes for the Retina MacBook Pro or any other device.
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Can anybody quickly tell me what SMC is?
Will they provide a Mac AppStore download version as well?
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Can anybody quickly tell me what SMC is?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_...ent_Controller
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Been a lot of complaints about lags from Retina MacBook Pro owners in the 10.8.3 beta forums. I wonder if this will resolve a lot of their difficulties. Now just waiting for 10.8.3 itself.
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