lags on 13" rMBP early 2015

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  1. oopo macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    i've bought new 13" 2015 early MacBook Pro with Retina Display about 2 weeks ago. it is my first apple device. I knew that it had integrated video card iris 6100. first i thought that lags and freezes are normal because graphic card isn't powerful enough. I didn't expect to play new games on this laptop, but lags and choppiness are unbearable. i can't describe better but it reminds me that: about 7-8 years ago i've reinstalled windows on dell laptop and forgot to install graphic card drivers and all were choppy and all graphics was processed through CPU. And now i've spend about 3000$ and got same lags, but with apple on case:)

    Do anyone know something about that? is it normal or i need to argue with shop and ask my money back? please help
     
  2. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    El Capitan will fix 99% of your lag issues. Wait until then. Peruse the El Cap section of the forum to see videos where people show lag is fixed.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Either something is wrong with your rMBP, or you're exaggerating. I'm leaning towards the latter. My 13" rMBP can get a little choppy at times, but it doesn't prevent me from doing the things I need to do, so I'm not worried about it.
     
  4. oopo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'd like to install it now to make sure that this is really software issue. is it possible? is too hard or i can do that by myself? or i've got a "brick"? :)
     
  5. oopo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can't be sure, really. when i'm scrolling i've got "unloaded" parts. please look on screenshot
     

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  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    There have been many reported and noticeable issues with lag and tearing on the Retina panels. El Captain, so far, has seemed to help these issues a lot, according to a lot of the posters here, and as mentioned in this thread already. If you are experiencing UI lag to the point where the computer is unusable then unfortunately you may have a bigger issue that just typical issues regarding these displays.
     
  7. oopo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've installed el capitan but lags are still the same so i'm think it's hardware problem. i'll bring laptop to service center. thank you for help.
     
  8. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    I can tell from your screenshot that you are using a scaled resolution. It affects the performance. Apple warns you about this in System Preferences.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I just noticed that you're using Chrome. Do you still have lag when you're running Safari?
     
  10. oopo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank your for trying to help me. i went to the service center and they said that there were no hardware issues with my mac. however it still had UI lags, scrolling lags, choppy windows etc so i've spent few days searching for answer and got it by installing Retina Display Manager and setting up 1680x1050 resulition withouot HiDPI (another words - just turn that F****** retina off) and everything works really fast. i understand that it's not a good solution but i think it is better to have angular fonts than lags of UI.
    It's sad but i can't return this rMBR back to apple or replace it by other because official service center "didn't find hardware issues" and "they don't care of UI lags, even if it OS X lags, that i've paid for".

    will i buy smth from apple? - never.

    P.S. tried "clean install", PRAM reset, SMC reset, reduce transparency, increase contrast, Delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist, even installed El Capitan - nothing help. Read somewhere that new installed OS need some time to index itself - so it's my latest hope. If you have any other ideas - i'll be appreciate to hear them.
     
  11. yukyuklee macrumors 6502

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    idk but i have the same early 2015 on yosemite and I don't have any lag. Only lag i have is using this damn logitech mouse with crap drivers! :mad:
     
  12. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's the OS. Go get the DP of El Capitan. The lags disappeared on my late-2013 13" with El Cap.
     
  13. ZXMustang macrumors member

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    OP Yes they have some graphics lag out of the box. What I do is I always do an SMC and PRAM reset right away. It cures all the lag and the laptop runs way better. I have done it on 6 new 13" 2015 rMBPs and I have seen it work 6/6 times for the better. Try it. Just google the key strokes for the SMC and PRAM reset. But it has helped me. Oh and the new El Cap beta is slick and makes the laptop even faster. Hope this all helps.
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Your first mistake is in using Chrome. Unfortunately Chrome is well known for being a resource and energy hog. You might also notice when streaming videos on Chrome that your fan will kick up to high speed.

    Use Safari, or any other browser really, and some of your performance issues will go away.

    As for any remaining UI lag once you dump Chrome, you should either wait for OS X El Capitan, or consider trying the public beta when it comes out.
     

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