Pro Display XDR and Memory consumption

hiro_hamada

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 25, 2017
65
5
I just got my Apple Pro Display and I connected it to my also new MBP 16-in (maxed out with 64GB ram and 8GB ATI Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card). To test it out, I tried all sorts of software, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, but also I played a movie from TV+ and I was surprised it has drop frames. In fact it plays like 12fps instead 24fps. I tried several movies and it's always the same. It plays smoothly on my laptop. So, I'm curious what this could cause and how can I fix it? Is it possible that this monitor consumes most of the memory?

Before I bought it, I asked the guy in the Apple Store specifically about this potential issue, and he said with this MBP configuration I should be totally safe.
 

henrymyf

macrumors member
Dec 2, 2015
66
7
This is crazy. I wonder if Apple should make any software or firmware updates any time soon.
 

M3Jedi77

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2007
115
31
This definitely does not happen with my fully spec'd out 16". Watching a 30GB 4K HDR movie right now in VLC - everything is smooth and flawless full screen on the XDR.

I even have Photoshop & Lightroom running and it's working well....
 
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