xServe 2008 10.9.4 Factory Graphics

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  1. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Alright so I have an xServe running 10.9.4 all the updates. I know that hardware acceleration isn't supported with a monitor attached. But from what I could find as long as you're using it as a headless system (Remote Desktop) you're fine.

    Now I've noticed with Remote Desktop or VNC before on other OS X systems that it's horribly sluggish much like I'm experiencing now. But I want to verify if this is just a remote connection issue or could be because of the graphics card even though I'm connected via RD. I tried both VNC and RD and the mouse hardly keeps up and is slow as hell. It's on the local network both machines are hardwired.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Remote Desktop does have some lag and latency. It is far from unusable though.
     
  3. Ricky Smith thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once I put the new card in Remote Desktop became more useable but still slow
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Well. Remote Desktop will never be the same as a directly connected monitor. The reason it got better was since the graphics load was taken off the CPU and placed on the GPU when you got a good card in there.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple Remote Desktop works best when the quality is set to 75%. What is your quality currently set at?
     
  6. Ricky Smith thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried all the way down to black and white. I understand RD will never be as good as a local display. It seems useable now. But always found windows RDC to be far less lag
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    What resolution are you using it at and over what kind of a network?
     
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