Turning translucency off. Does it help with GPU?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by maccuser, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. maccuser macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Wondering if anyone is has noticed better navigation throughout OS X with turning translucency off. Is it better for GPU performance? like higher frame rates if its off?
  2. Beavix, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    Beavix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2010
    Nope, turning translucency off has no effect on the graphics performance on my late-2013 rMBP.
  3. drew627 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Yes, on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro. But it's not as noticeable as I thought it would be
  4. jennyp macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    Sorry for the dumb question, but - you can turn off the translucency? How?

    oops - edit - I see you can "reduce" it in System Preferences > Accessibility > Display

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