Lag on Facebook? rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TaylorWright619, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. TaylorWright619 macrumors member

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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
     
  2. keviig macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    And just look at the logo! Prepostorus!
     

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  5. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  6. keviig macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  8. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Just download the app and try for yourself :)
     
  9. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    No lag for me when using chrome for mac. Base rmbp.
     
  10. NikkiJayne macrumors regular

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    I have the base rMBP and Facebook is fine for me. I use Chrome.
     
  11. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean?

    I just want to know about this issue so I don't waste money and know that everything will be ok
     
  12. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  13. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  14. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  16. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  18. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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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 ;)
     
  19. stiwi macrumors regular

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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...
     
  20. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    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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    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.
     
  21. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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    So since this is a software issue, will there be a fix for this anytime soon?
     
  22. jonmarchyde macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  23. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  24. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  25. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

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    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?
     

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