Facebook lag on rMBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by striker33, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. striker33, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    striker33 macrumors 65816

    striker33

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    Still no 60fps scrolling on retina MBP under ML! Terrible show from Apple. I'm returning it first thing tomorrow! :mad:

    In all seriousness though, you can really tell that the version of Lion that shipped with the rMBP was put together at the last minute. Mountain Lion on this thing is simply sublime.

    Not that its a priority in any way, but scrolling websites is now as buttery smooth as IE9 on bootcamp, which is just a bonus considering I found scrolling fine on Lion.

    All in all, anyone being put off by the "lag" complaints beforehand regarding browsing on the rMBP, ML has relieved it all. Considering I've only owned it a week, ML has made it feel like a new machine altogether. Even the subtle changes to the GUI, such as the new dock and more saturated icons, really make the display on the rMBP a pleasure to use (if it wasnt good enough already!).

    Hopefully now we'll see an end to all the crying on here and have some normal, hopefully positive, contributions to the boards.
     
  2. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    Isn't there a facebook app on the appstore? Why not use that instead?
     
  3. qpiqp macrumors member

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    I'm confused. Was the title and first line all sarcasm? Or are you actually returning it? I think sarcasm, but you never know with the internet :confused:
     
  4. striker33 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apologies. The title and first line or so were definitely all sarcasm. Just my little swipe at a few certain people on here :eek:
     
  5. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good, I haven't updated myself yet as Apple haven't sent me the code to redeem my free copy.

    But yeah it's annoying to read about the "omg only 25fps scrolling, crap laptop" stuff. And this is from people who probably wouldn't have noticed any scrolling lag if they hadn't read about it.
     
  6. arashb macrumors 6502

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    Scrolling is as buttery smooth as IE9?!? Is scrolling that good in IE9 now that it's better than Safari's? (Serious question, because I thought Safari's scrolling is the best)

    Ahhh, the little things that get us :p.
     
  7. striker33 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah IE9 is a seriously awesome browser. I only used it the other day because I had a fresh bootcamp install. Took me completely by surprise.

    It handles more intensive websites such as Facebook and Sky Sports a lot better, but that could simply be down to the websites themselves. For everything else though, Safari wins for me due to the actual scrolling animations implemented within it, as opposed to the generic blocky scrolling in Windows.

    I think Apple have also improved the trackpad drivers on the Windows side of things as well, which helps.
     
  8. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    I can definitely feel that safari scrolling is a lot smoother :)

    but mission control is still lagging quite a bit for me unfortunately :(

    I've also been running the GM for a couple weeks now, so i'm not making this claim just from a couple hours of testing* :p
     
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Facebook is a poorly coded website. That isn't apples fault. It is a LOT faster than it was in Lion.....but not 60fps.....does that really matter???? Do you need it to scroll perfectly smoothly to read? Is scrolling really a part of the experience for you?

    BTW, every other page ive been to so far runs a LOT smoother than it used to.

    Google Reader is still pretty choppy too..but better than it was. I don't consider it apples job to optimize other peoples web pages tho.
     
  10. Diveflo macrumors regular

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    Well actually...Facebook still sucks on ML (base rMBP). Not quite as much as under Lion, but it's still laggy.
    The thing I really can't grasp is that my new iPad (2.X k * 1.5X k pixels) can render facebook butter smoothly, but a discrete GPU on this machine can't?!

    All of the other lags have disappeared with ML. Even TheVerge is smooth now.
     
  11. theoski macrumors member

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    Exactly

    ARMv7 @ 1.00 GHz
    1 processor, 2 cores

    vs.

    Intel Core i7-3720QM @ 2.60 GHz
    1 processor, 4 cores, 8 threads

    How does this make any sense. We are talking about hypothetically 15 times more powerful machine.
     

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