Aware of that, It's just that I'm still stuck with 'abysmal' performance.http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter MAY change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.
Maybe there is nothing wrong with the system for the SMC reset to fix?Alrighty. So I force quit all applications, remove all plugs from the laptop and shut down - not reopening windows when I log back in. Once the machine has been fully shut down, I plug the power adapter back in and following Apples online guide, press all four keys simultaneously. Never once has the power adapter flashed nor has FPS and general system performance improved.
Mine is also the 2.6GHz 16GB RAM model. It's interesting that you don't suffer any throttling.Personally, i dont think i am experiencing any lags or whatsoever on my rmbp (2.6ghz one), but then again, i updated the EFI before even installing anything else, so i dont even know how my performance could be...
In any case, i did just for the fun of it (maybe i do get better speed by trying it nevertheless) also reset my SMC...or so think. Just like the OP, my lights arent flashing either...even if i do it exactly like Apple tells us to for 30 times in a row...not a single time that light flashes. Is it maybe possible that certain types of rMBPs (like the high end ones) behave differently and maybe dont even experience this kind of severe throttling?
I also own the same machine and I'm not experiencing anything wrong with my rMBP. Everything just works great while playing BF3 or Diablo 3 on Bootcamp. I also play Portal 2 on Steam, mac version, just great. Not even a blink.Mine is also the 2.6GHz 16GB RAM model. It's interesting that you don't suffer any throttling.
I would go to a Genius, I do have IR that I could complain about... But I don't want to play the screen lottery and get something much worse than what I have now. My FPS in TF2 has dropped quite a lot as well recently. Can I ask what your temps are like when playing these games?I also own the same machine and I'm not experiencing anything wrong with my rMBP. Everything just works great while playing BF3 or Diablo 3 on Bootcamp. I also play Portal 2 on Steam, mac version, just great. Not even a blink.
I would bring it to a Genius otherwise.