Lagging issue seems to be fixed after 10.8.1 on rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsciel, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. dsciel macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    After the update with 10.8.1 , the lagging issue with mission control and space transition between windows is a lot more smooth. anyone else notice it? I am running a base rMBP
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Dock stacks set to show as "stacks" still cause lag.
  3. psykick5 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2011
    Seems better. Still waiting for battery life fixes and Safari updates.
  4. retinarob macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    Funny thing is there was never lag going from right to left switching spaces on the Intel chip (from desktop 1 to 2), but there was a bit of lag going right to left (2 to 1). Now, however it is the opposite. Not as much lag as original, and not a big deal at all, but again, kinda funny.
  5. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Alot of users are reporting better battery life with 10.8.1, not true for you?
  6. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm interested in the battery life as well. I guessing Apple wont say there is a fix for battery life it will just get better.
  7. dsciel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    Actually the lagging still exist... I don't know why it was smooth right after boot.. But lag returns after a few minute of usage.. Maybe the Dedicated video card was running at the beginning

    For the battery.. I have 7 hrs at the beginning. And showing 5 hours after when I using it for like 5 mins..
  8. psykick5 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2011
    It's better but it's no Lion. Still needs more fixes.
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mine was silkly smooth, then when I got home and didn't have it connected to 2 external displays it started stuttering again.
  10. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    Force discrete graphics and there are no issues.
  11. Jdem2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    NJ and PA
    Everything with Mountain Lion seems to be a little less "crisp" than Lion...Even shutting down. Used to select shut down and within a second or two, tops, it was off.

  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    I wouldn't say my lag is fixed, it's definitely better though. I still get quite a bit of lag when I am zoomed in with Safari and there's lots of text or images on the screen.
  13. robtarren macrumors newbie


    May 3, 2011
    Gloucester, UK
    I'm still showing signs of lagging. Still have stuttering music in iTunes and stuttering video in YouTube. Really not happy about this.
  14. AndersBrohus macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2012
    I only have a little UI Lag/lagg back on the full HD scaling, but if i change it to the Best for Retina i see nearly nothing lag/lagg, so its getting better so if they can fix it totally in 10.8.2 i would love it! :D
  15. gentlefury, Aug 24, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012

    gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm back at work and once again, it is going super smooth again! I always force discreet when I'm plugged in, that is not the issue.

    When I went home I was using discreet with no additional displays and it was choppy as ever. Now I am plugged into 2 displays and it is smooth again.

    The problem is safari scaling! If you move safari to an external display running at native resolution everything is perfectly smooth. If you use SwitchResX at any unscaled res it is perfectly smooth. If you set SwitchResX to 2880x1800 then open facebook in safari and zoom in on the content it will be choppy. So its 100% a safari problem....not an OS issue.
  16. fongyuen macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    mission control seems to be smoother now but switching to diff. apps in diff. spaces still seems to stutter right at the outset still...
  17. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Ugh, sounds like Apple is simply unable to fix it with software tweaks. Guess we'll have to wait for Haswell next summer.
  18. nontroppo macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2009
    Fix what, Safari scrolling facebook? Sounds like a trivial fix to me. Probably not their highest priority which is why they didn't consider it high priority.
  19. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    These type of optimizations are not going to be in the first 2 updates, they're almost always going to be improved at either 3rd or 4th updates (10.8.3/10.8.4).
  20. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    I got my MacBook Pro Retina this past Monday. It came with Mountain Lion 10.8 installed. i had absolutely NO lag. installed the 10.8.1 update today still NO lag. that's with a LG display as well.
  21. Jdem2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    NJ and PA
    Clean Install

    Just an FYI...

    I decided to make a bootable USB of Mountain Lion last night and do a clean install and I have to say that the difference is remarkable for me.

    Much snappier and more responsive.


    I almost forgot, the battery life seems much better today so far, but I will reserve judgement on that till I've run it a couple of days.

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