Mac Pro Audio Decoding Issues, 1920x1200 screenshots within!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Inconsequential, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Right, i've had enough of this. Apple SORT IT OUT.

    The issue is basically the REDICULOUS amount of power require to decode/play audio. It basically kicks the CPU out of power saving mode and uses 30-50W more!


    iTunes playing "Halo" from the iTunes store (does it will all songs!)
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    Here is the temps while playing a 1080p Star Trek trailer from the Quicktime site... same temperatures yet its decoding 1080p video? Riiight apple.
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    Power usage (and im pretty confident these are correct!)

    Nothing playing/iTunes playing music.

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    Now im going to download Xbench to see if there is any performance change...

    I wonder if I submitted this information to a few news sites Apple might get on top of this?

    Edit:

    Xbench performance DROPS by 20-25%!!!!

    See here:
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  2. PaulD-UK macrumors member

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    Hi
    Maybe.
    Or maybe you'd just get told you maybe could use the search facility... ;)
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=795966
     
  3. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've seen that thread. I've posted in it.

    For the MP2009 owners I decided a separate thread was required on the issue.
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    That thread was (and still is) just for the 2009 Mac Pro. No earlier Pro has this issues.
     
  5. smacman macrumors 6502

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    I agree. When reporting this issue to Apple, I and many others have been told that these temps are "within limits". This performance hit however brings this issue to a whole new level. A workstation class computer that ties up 25% of it's CPU resources just to play a song in the background is simply DEFECTIVE.

    I am going to call into Apple again and report this as a performance/thermal/power issue instead of just reporting it running hot like I did last time. Another favorite Apple line is "We have never had a complaint about this before". I think we could beat them at their own game if we were to all note our Applecare Case #s in a common place.
     
  6. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone thought of contacting an editor at MacWorld? What you need is more media attention, not banging on Apple's door. Apple will only fix a problem if it gets a lot of public attention over it, not if a lot of people complaint to Apple.

    FOCUS ON MEDIA ATTENTION!
     

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