rMBP GUI suddenly sped up

flipnap

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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy. But within the last three days, my system has been getting smoother and smoother. I'm specifically talking about the GUI. And no, I am not imagining things. It has without a doubt become markedly smoother.

I don't know what it is, or what happened. Is it possible that a brand-new rMacBook Pro, with these SSD drives takes an adjustment period?. To fully cash out and get up to speed, so to speak? The performance I am now seeing on the GUI is equivalent to what I had on a classic MacBook Pro from last year, and this is all on the Intel 4000 chip. Very confused but very happy.
 

ihakim

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Jun 11, 2012
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It could possibly be that spotlight has finished indexing files if it is a new machine? I noticed the same with mine.
 

Pakistani

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Aug 3, 2012
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My Retina MacbookPro is always on Nvidia Gpu.
I notice that my retina macbook pro is faster sometimes and it laggy and stuttering sometime.In Bootcamp on windows 7 is much faster web browsing even site like Facebook.My screen resolution is 2880x1800 in windows 7.
 

Dangerous Theory

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Jul 28, 2011
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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy. But within the last three days, my system has been getting smoother and smoother. I'm specifically talking about the GUI. And no, I am not imagining things. It has without a doubt become markedly smoother.

I don't know what it is, or what happened. Is it possible that a brand-new rMacBook Pro, with these SSD drives takes an adjustment period?. To fully cash out and get up to speed, so to speak? The performance I am now seeing on the GUI is equivalent to what I had on a classic MacBook Pro from last year, and this is all on the Intel 4000 chip. Very confused but very happy.
It's the same on any new Mac - spotlight indexing.
 

AirThis

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Did you by any chance change the dock settings? Because several here have said it makes a difference (dock autohide, no stacks, etc.)
 

flipnap

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Did you by any chance change the dock settings? Because several here have said it makes a difference (dock autohide, no stacks, etc.)
well, i did change the dock to auto hide, and changed the stacks to folders two days ago. But i was still having minor stuttering. the one thing I ALWAYS noticed was on launchpad. When i would swipe back and forth it would ALWAYS hiccup on the last few "frames" of the transition before it settles in. transition was smooth but just before it finished it would always stutter a tad. Now its smooth as butter. I cant get mission control or launch pad or anyOS related feature to stutter at all.. very cool though..
 

Feed Me

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Jan 7, 2012
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The whole lag on the rMBP thing is weird...
I've done some comparisons between my very old 2007 iMac and my rMBP.

iPhoto performance:
I've got a pretty big library, and iPhoto was a laggy mess on the iMac. Scrolling, panning, editing, everything was stuttery and slow.
On the rMBP, iPhoto with the same library is buttery smooth, everything is perfect.

OS X GUI
On the iMac, unlike iPhoto, the GUI was always very smooth. Sliding between spaces, launchpad, and mission control were always buttery smooth.
On the rMBP the GUI is noticeably slower. On the nvidia GPU, launchpad is smooth, but sliding between spaces and mission control are definitely slower. They're not stuttery, per se, but not as smooth as the 2007 iMac.

Why is it that the rMBP handles iPhoto perfectly but has trouble with the OS X GUI? How can a 24" iMac from 2007 handle the GUI perfectly, but be brought to its knees in iPhoto? The whole thing is just weird. There's no pattern.
 

zainiak

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Aug 1, 2012
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yup, its probably indexing. i 24 hours after i got mine, i noticed much more speed out of it, no laggy scrolling, fast animations etc