Home Page uses up too much GPU

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by steve23094, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2013
    Hi All,

    When I am on the MacRumors home page with Safari on my Macbook Pro it activates my nVidia discrete GPU. I know this is happening because I use the app gfxCardStatus which tells me whether my rMBP is using the integrated Intel GPU. This is a bad thing because it uses more battery juice.

    It's a fairly recent development, it didn't used to happen but I'm sorry that I can't be more specific on a date. I don't know what element on the page is causing this but if anyone can advise on how to check I'm willing to try.

  2. rmwebs, Apr 23, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2013

    macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    That's the strangest thread title I've ever seen :p

    I've just loaded it up in Safari on my rMBP and it didn't activate the discreet gpu - the macrumors homepage is hardly 'beefy' by any means - it must be a rogue flash advert.
  3. padapada, May 21, 2013
    Last edited: May 21, 2013

    macrumors demi-god

    Jun 20, 2010
    Same here. Disabling Javascript helps. Also using ClickToPlugin, but it does not disable the element which is causing the switch to GPU.

    If anybody knows a solution, please let us know!


    UPDATE: Use ClickToPlugin and on the General tab of the settings disable "Load plug-in if HTML5 conversion fails"
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    Make sure you have the latest version of Flash installed. Older versions may be triggering the GPU switch.

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