macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

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TLW
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Re: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

Post by TLW » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:15 pm

No laggy visuals, no laggy anything. Live looks exactly the same and behaves exactly the same.

Except Live’s cpu usage drops like a stone. On my Mac from 30+% for a new project with no audio, plugins or MIDI in it and audio dropouts once the meter hits 35% to 5-6% and still stable at 70%+..
Live 10 Suite, 2014/15 MacBook Pro 15.3” Retina i7, OS Mojave 10.14.5. RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

zangpa
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Re: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

Post by zangpa » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Unfortunally this does not seem to work for me. I have tried every single advice i could find, including Options.txt, but still experience laggy behaviour, GPU spikes on AMD Radeon Pro, and fans that are runing like crazy. The only thing that works is to hide the Ableton window.... but that is kind of i impracticable.... I use a 16 inch Macbook pro 2019 with Catalina. Anyone else have the same problem?

fishmonkey
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Re: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:04 pm

zangpa wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Unfortunally this does not seem to work for me. I have tried every single advice i could find, including Options.txt, but still experience laggy behaviour, GPU spikes on AMD Radeon Pro, and fans that are runing like crazy. The only thing that works is to hide the Ableton window.... but that is kind of i impracticable.... I use a 16 inch Macbook pro 2019 with Catalina. Anyone else have the same problem?
are you using an external display?
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TLW
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Re: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

Post by TLW » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:50 am

Have you tried preventing GPU switching? I remember seeing something about this on Apple’s user forum or help web site but can’t find the link to it, sorry.
Live 10 Suite, 2014/15 MacBook Pro 15.3” Retina i7, OS Mojave 10.14.5. RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

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