10.8.3 15" Retina improvements?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by trombo22, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. trombo22 macrumors member

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    Has anyone been using the 10.8.3 betas on a retina macbook pro? Have they fixed the graphics problems or general stability compared to 10.8.2?
     
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  3. trombo22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wifi on enterprise wpa2 is terrible, other macs connect fine and same with almost any pc. A friend has same laptop as mine and his also has same problem. Messages freezes when I try and search and also will randomly have weird graphical issues where all the people are listed will have scrambled pictures overlaid from elsewhere on the screen. Same thing happens when running display with hdmi. Also slow frame rate when scrolling through webpages and pdfs. I haven't been able to consistently reproduce issues, but they randomly keep happening. From what I have read there is a focus on airport and graphics drivers, and people have said the nightly webkits improve safari. Also kind of off topic but should I be using ~5.2 GB ram with just safari,mail, and messages open?
     
  4. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure why but I've got Chrome and iTunes running and have 3GB of free ram on my 2.8/8/512 rMBP.

    Definitely not a good thing though. I should have like 6GB free running 2 light apps.
     
  5. Xenn0X macrumors regular

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    latest beta D74 solved all my wifi disconnecting issues on 5GHz band.
    also system feels snappier and looks like it's getting less hotter in temps.
    shutting down still takes ages.
     
  6. walkie macrumors 6502

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    ML has being having serious performance issues, Safari is laggy when scrolling, I installed nightly webkit on both early 2010 iMac and early 2013 15" rMBP and now they both scroll like butter, the UI lag started to show up on Lion, I hope they release an optimised update ASAP, since this has been bugging a lot of customers.
     
  7. wayner8088 macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. I thought ML lag issues were only limited with Retina MacBook Pros. I've been running 10.8.3 12D74 for 4 days and there seems to be some improved performance, but lag in Safari, iPhoto and other apps still exist. FYI gaming flies at 60+ fps.
     
  8. gusnyc macrumors 6502

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    Oh man... when!?

    When are we going to get this magical .3 update?

    I know only Apple knows, but I am just venting some anxiety. Things can get a little choppy on the 15'' sometimes.
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Why? What else did you buy the memory for... just to sit idle and unused? :eek:
     
  10. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I need to run solid works works in windows 7...
     
  11. vatter69 macrumors 6502a

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    Most modern OS will take advantage of additional ram and will pre-cache files that might get used. It makes no sense at all to let that Ram go to waste.

    As soon as you start your precious Parallels, that pre-cached ram is purged and used for that instead.
     
  12. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Boot Camp to take advantage of all the ram.
     
  13. trombo22 thread starter macrumors member

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    A little off topic but just to respond to the ram comments, I downloaded iStats menus and have been watching the RAM I use parallels with windows 8, and mainly use it for multisim and solidworks. On the mac side I use matlab and the some general ones(mail, messages, maybe pages and safari). I commonly have a reading of near 100% usage(There is some inactive at times but I don't watch it too closely) and it still runs like a champ. Obviously I'm not running intense simulations with all programs at once but for now the ram usage is a non issue to me.
     
  14. trombo22 thread starter macrumors member

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    To add onto this, I have found stability and general usage improved with 10.8.3. No major issues yet with 10.8.3
     
  15. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    i found there to be significant improvements in full screen videos from youtube. Before 10.8.3 i couldn't play youtube full screen as there was severe stutter and lag, now it is fine.
     

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