Retina - HiDPI vs non HiDPI

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by grabes, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. grabes macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    So, I really don't understand what is the real difference between the 2 (HiDPI vs non HiDPI). When I run a 3rd party resolution manager, I notice that Apple sets the resolutions to HiDPI. I feel through unbenchmarked support that HiDPI is slower (its obvious in animations when launching launch control). So why would I run HiDPI? Non HiDPI resolutions have more options, and seem faster. All the googling I have done really keeps applying to non-retina monitors.
  2. sabbyp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2013
    well you'd run hi-dpi if you don't want everything to look like crap on your retina screen. Maybe it doesn't bother some people, but it does to me - it sort of looks like a badly compressed jpeg up close. Kinda avoids the point of having one, no?

    I also can't notice any discernible difference between hi-dpi and non hi-dpi performance at least on my machine.
  3. Polyphonie macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2013

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