Apple Releases Retina MacBook Pro SMC Update to Address Gaming Frame Rates and Fan Issues

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    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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    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.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Retina MacBook Pro SMC Update to Address Gaming Frame Rates and Fan Issues
     
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    Never had this issue. But glad to see it's been fixed :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Great update for them beta testers.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    anyone update yet, any issues
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    My Retina has been flawless, but here goes nothing
     
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    Hopefully with this update we'll see a snappier Safari :)
     
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    Is this for both 2012 and 2013 models?
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I see it on my 2012 model.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    No problem with fans, but FPS could be better. Let's try.
     
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    If it's for your model it will show up in software update.
     
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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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    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.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    great news! I hope it works and i no longer have to reset the SMC before playing WoW
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Worked fine....I'm updated
     
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    This is the expected behaviour. The fans run on full power to protect your components during the update.
     
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    +1 Have grown gray and wise....they have enough Beta testers now, I clocked out a long time ago :)
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    if you read the installation instructions, it said to expect that.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    fans going full on happens at firmware updates,that's normal.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Never had any fans issues before though. I think this was intended.
     
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    It tells you before you restart that the fans will do that, that was meant to happen.
     
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    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? :rolleyes:
    Will they provide a Mac AppStore download version as well?
     
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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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