Choppy animations and stutters on the 16” MBP

khalitzy

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May 21, 2016
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So I’ve been using the 16” mbp for a little over a month now, and I’ve been noticing stutters and choppy animations here and there.. for example, when zooming out of safari tabs (2 finger pinch out and in) there’s a noticeable frame dropping that’s visually horrible, and feels horrible.

3 finger swipe between desktops, and even 2 finger swipes between launchpad pages feel and look stuttery sometimes. This all happens even if the dGPU is running, specially the safari lag (pinching out with two fingers to see open tabs and pinching in again to go back to your tab).



I also noticed that resizing open windows is laggy and choppy as hell.. like resizing an open word document for example.


This doesn’t feel right with the specs of this machine and its cost.


Specs:

32 gb RAM
8 gb dGPU
1 TB SSD of storage
core i9 CPU 2.3ghz



Is this all software related and is going to be fixed or not?
Cuz I’ve been seeing posts of people saying that their older macbooks don’t exhibit these issues, and this is my first mbp so I can’t compare it to anything 🤷🏻‍♂️. Also is everyone experiencing this on their 16”?


Thanks in advance.
 

khalitzy

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May 21, 2016
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my issue is more of dropped frames than it is smearing.. I’m pretty sure it’s related to frame dropping since it doesn’t happen while resizing some windows of other apps, if it was just smearing it’d happen all across
 

grmlin

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Feb 16, 2015
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Sounds like MacOS, yes. You could try to use it in a non scaled resolution, but in the end the MacOS ui simply isn'tn locked 60 FPS. And I have never used a single Mac where it was.
 

khalitzy

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May 21, 2016
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Sounds like MacOS, yes. You could try to use it in a non scaled resolution, but in the end the MacOS ui simply isn'tn locked 60 FPS. And I have never used a single Mac where it was.
So which option do I choose? It was set as "Default for display".

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grmlin

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Feb 16, 2015
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I don’t have a 16“ but it should be the middle one. If you mouse over the options you see the resolution and it should be exactly half of the physical resolution.
 
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