Lag on Facebook? rMBP

TaylorWright619

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Aug 21, 2012
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Hi all,

Recently got a new rMBP, only issue I seem to be having is lag on facebook, fro example, scrolling.

I updated EVERYTHING on the rMBP and it still doesn't seem too good where as websites such as MacRumors seem ok??? :confused::confused: (Although typing at the moment is slightly laggy :l)

Is this a software issue or a hardware issue?

Hopefully someone will have an idea about this,

Thanks,
Taylor

P.s. I'm loving everything about this laptop except for these lag issues :l
 

keviig

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Jun 7, 2012
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Hi all,

Recently got a new rMBP, only issue I seem to be having is lag on facebook, fro example, scrolling.

I updated EVERYTHING on the rMBP and it still doesn't seem too good where as websites such as MacRumors seem ok??? :confused::confused: (Although typing at the moment is slightly laggy :l)

Is this a software issue or a hardware issue?

Hopefully someone will have an idea about this,

Thanks,
Taylor

P.s. I'm loving everything about this laptop except for these lag issues :l
I have the base line rMBP and i have the exact same problem. It has also been reported by numerous other rMBP owners. However, using a 3rd party app (like gfxCardStatus) to force the discrete graphics card doesn't seem to help, so i think it's a software related problem seeing as the discrete GPU is way more powerful than the HD4000. Also Facebook is not a retina updated page (see the facebook logo is blurry?) That might also affect it.
 

FatGuy007

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Apr 8, 2012
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I have the same problem,
The graphics card just cant handle the resolution and heavy websites at the same time, if you go on other heavy websites like ign or theverge it will also lag.
Facebook has exceptional lag because of all links, flash, chat, and such a long page if you keep scrolling.
 

TaylorWright619

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Aug 21, 2012
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Is this just a software issue though?

I do understand about some images etc not being retina optimised...

Like I don't really want to be paying for a laptop like this and have lag like that on the net :l

Typing here is slightly laggy for some reason? But in Pages it is 100% ok?
 

keviig

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Jun 7, 2012
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Is this just a software issue though?

I do understand about some images etc not being retina optimised...

Like I don't really want to be paying for a laptop like this and have lag like that on the net :l

Typing here is slightly laggy for some reason? But in Pages it is 100% ok?
Well, seeing as the much more powerful discrete GPU offers little or no improvement in facebook scroll FPS when compared to the HD4000, i say it's software related.
 

TaylorWright619

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Aug 21, 2012
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Well, seeing as the much more powerful discrete GPU offers little or no improvement in facebook scroll FPS when compared to the HD4000, i say it's software related.
Can anyone confirm this?

And will there actually be a fix to this lag issue as a whole for EVERYTHING? (Even like the laggy text at the moment)

With this few issues is it just Safari that is playing up?

Thanks
 

keviig

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Jun 7, 2012
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Can anyone confirm this?

And will there actually be a fix to this lag issue as a whole for EVERYTHING? (Even like the laggy text at the moment)

With this few issues is it just Safari that is playing up?

Thanks
Just download the app and try for yourself :)
 

Dark Void

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Jun 1, 2011
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If you try out different web browsers you could further determine whether it's software related or not. I assume that you are using Safari as it is the default browser.
 

gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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Hi all,

Recently got a new rMBP, only issue I seem to be having is lag on facebook, fro example, scrolling.

I updated EVERYTHING on the rMBP and it still doesn't seem too good where as websites such as MacRumors seem ok??? :confused::confused: (Although typing at the moment is slightly laggy :l)

Is this a software issue or a hardware issue?

Hopefully someone will have an idea about this,

Thanks,
Taylor

P.s. I'm loving everything about this laptop except for these lag issues :l
it's due to facebook's sucky coding. It's not the rMBP that isn't working its the scaling that is slowing it down. If you open it on a reg display that isn't scaled it is as smooth as any site. If you set the rMBP to native res and don't scale you can scroll perfectly. Zoom in on the page and it acts exactly the same. Facebook sucks...sadly.
 

Sound Evolution

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Oct 30, 2007
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I honestly don't have the lagging with Facebook or with any page or program for that matter. I am not to ignorant to admit when there is a problem or design error in any Apple product, but truly I never experienced any lagging.
 

gentlefury

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I honestly don't have the lagging with Facebook or with any page or program for that matter. I am not to ignorant to admit when there is a problem or design error in any Apple product, but truly I never experienced any lagging.
Are you using switchresx to use a non scaled resolution? Or are you referring to an external display. Otherwise you are lying.
 

Sound Evolution

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Are you using switchresx to use a non scaled resolution? Or are you referring to an external display. Otherwise you are lying.
I am not lying. I don't use any resolution change 3rd party program. Always in "best for retina" mode. Tell me how I can make a video of my screen, and I show you. Maybe the difference is I have the full option rMBP?
 

gentlefury

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I am not lying. I don't use any resolution change 3rd party program. Always in "best for retina" mode. Tell me how I can make a video of my screen, and I show you. Maybe the difference is I have the full option rMBP?
I seriously doubt the 2.6 to 2.7 would make that much difference. Plus, facebook does the same thing when scaled on every mac I own. How is yours special?
 

Sound Evolution

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I seriously doubt the 2.6 to 2.7 would make that much difference. Plus, facebook does the same thing when scaled on every mac I own. How is yours special?
maybe because the 2.7 has more L3 cache? I am just guessing. I only know I never had the lag. Also not in my very heavy CAD programs, with scrolling.

I have the damn creaking noise though ;)
 

stiwi

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I have 2.7 / 16GB rMBP and for me some websites lag as hell, which I can completely understand on my MBP 2006 but on 2012 model?

E.g. of the website that lags so bad while scrolling:
http://www.nowgamer.com/xbox-360/

In Chrome it works slightly better but still not as it should...
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Are you using switchresx to use a non scaled resolution? Or are you referring to an external display. Otherwise you are lying.
Now that's not very nice. I don't have lag either and I am definitely not lying. You know, when you start pointing fingers and calling everyone else a liar, eventually that finger comes back to point at you...

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I have 2.7 / 16GB rMBP and for me some websites lag as hell, which I can completely understand on my MBP 2006 but on 2012 model?

E.g. of the website that lags so bad while scrolling:
http://www.nowgamer.com/xbox-360/

In Chrome it works slightly better but still not as it should...
That web site is slow as hell on my 3.3 GHz MacPro, not sure how this is a test of anything other than heavy-handed web page coding.
 

jonmarchyde

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Jun 18, 2012
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Don't know if you have the sidebar enabled but hiding that (if you don't need it visible) helps to speed up the site a bit.
 

TaylorWright619

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Aug 21, 2012
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I just need to know if this will all be fixed so that there is no lag anywhere on the new rMBP. I'm not that keen on owning this $2500 machine if it can't even run Facebook properly....

I have come to love the rMBP now except for this issue, if it was all ok, I would be perfectly happy.

Thanks,
Taylor
 

gentlefury

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maybe because the 2.7 has more L3 cache? I am just guessing. I only know I never had the lag. Also not in my very heavy CAD programs, with scrolling.

I have the damn creaking noise though ;)
I have no slowdowns working on Nuke scripts that use 14GB ram and facebook has scroll lag. I'm not buying that yours is magically perfect.
 

TaylorWright619

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Aug 21, 2012
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I have no slowdowns working on Nuke scripts that use 14GB ram and facebook has scroll lag. I'm not buying that yours is magically perfect.
So your basically saying that the websites that are laggy is their fault? E.g. The lag on Facebook, is their websites fault? And there is no problem at all with our rMBP's?