Office 2016 High CPU Usage on MacBook (and other Apple devices)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SSD-GUY, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all

    Got a new MacBook base model, and have put office 2016 on it.

    I've noticed that office apps use a very high amount of CPU for basic tasks like editing a normal 3000 word essay? On my other Macs, office 2011 only pushes the CPU to about 10/20%, but office 2016 pushes CPU to the high 20s/30s and sometimes even the 50s.

    Anyone else noticing this? I've gone in to the Apple store and even there, Office 2016 looks to be a CPU hog for some reason?

    Thanks
     
  2. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Yessir, I noticed the same thing which is particularly annoying being that as a result of the higher resources being used = battery hog.
     
  3. SSD-GUY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, battery life is affected. It's a shame because Office 2016 looks quite nice and is 99.9% similar to it's windows equivalent.

    Anyone else noticing the same high CPU behaviour? Maybe I should move this to the El Capitan sub forum.
     

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