MacBook Pro 2017 '15 UI Laggy Animations

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  1. djokic macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I recently transferred from windows OS to Mac OS and to be honest im really scared, I payed for my MacBook Pro $3500 but it is not even close to something I expected.

    While I don't run any process my maximize/minimize animations or desktop change animations are slow and laggy. Also I noticed that when I play some game on Desktop 2 and I want to go back on desktop one with Touch Bar (three finger scrolling to left/right) then it is so slower then on windows, lag is really noticeable.

    Please take a look at 14 seconds video that I uploaded and let me know is there any solution or should I return/replace this MacBook Pro? I just purchased it, 2 days ago...



    this is my configuration

    2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 8MB shared L3 cacheTurbo BoostTurbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
    512 GB
    15inch Retina display 2880 x 1800
    Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Do all windows minimize/maximize like that? Because that's not normal. Did it come with High Sierra installed? Apple rewrote the Windowserver in High Sierra and there are bugs, though I don't know of any specifically affecting performance. You can try installing the 10.13.1 Public Beta (it fixes a memory leak with the windowserver), and/or running a Hardware Diagnostics Test to see if it's a hardware issue.
     
  3. dof250 macrumors regular

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    My 5k iMac with 4Ghz Core i7 and R9 395X does the same. The stutter is much less, but it is there.
     
  4. djokic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not like this one, this one is worse... but most of them are lagging a bit... I mean I did not expect that, I don't have that problem on windows OS
     
  5. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Windows has got shorted, simpler animations. And when you resize a window often the window content is refreshed after a bit.
    And your Mac has got a retina screen, it means 4x the number of pixels, what's the resolution you are usually running Windows at?

    And then again, macOS gui is color corrected, so it's slower than Windows anyway, and that Activity Monitor window was written 15 years ago, and probably is not optimised for a retina screen.

    Anyway, Windows gui is usually faster than macOS gui.
     
  6. djokic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply, I'm using 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro.
     
  7. ashleykaryl macrumors regular

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    My daughter has a 2017 i7 3.5GHz MBP and it's a lot faster than that. There is no lag driving a 4K 27" display either.

    She's on Sierra at the moment and I've advised her to wait a while for High Sierra.
     
  8. djokic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even if you try to resize CPU History from Activity Monitor?
     
  9. ashleykaryl macrumors regular

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    I haven't tried that and the computer isn't here to test at the moment, but I would say the performance is generally fine. It's not as fast as my Mac Pro for heavy lifting, such as exporting from Maya or running batch actions in Photoshop, but there is no delay or lag in general usage.

    EDIT: BTW She is a digital games animator, so I'm sure I would have heard if it was slow.
     
  10. djokic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much Ashley, I will take a closer look at another and further replies... in few days I have to decide will I keep it or not.
     
  11. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    I was asking the resolution of your Windows computer ;)
     
  12. djokic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh im sorry, it is 1280x1024 I think but I have to double check to be sure.
     
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I’m on a 2016 MBP with integrated graphics and the lag I experience with that window is much less than that. Something’s not right.

    You didn’t answer if you’re on High Sierra or not...I just saw a thread that mentioned a bug with lagging graphics when you wake the laptop. Does the issue go away when you restart the computer, or is it always laggy?
     
  14. 65301361 macrumors member

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    OMG! this is the most professional and "get to the point" answer I've ever seen for this annoying and confusing problem that happens on every Mac. you are so gooood!!
     

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