Turning translucency off. Does it help with GPU?

maccuser

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Aug 28, 2007
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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?
 

Beavix

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

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

jennyp

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Oct 27, 2007
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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