Home Page uses up too much GPU

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

  1. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    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

    rmwebs 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

    padapada macrumors regular

    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. northernmunky 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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