MacBook Pro with Retina - Impressions from a Windows Guy

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  1. fasteddie

    fasteddie Newbie

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    Yes, but the speed in using MBPR SSDs in Windows may be different because of the way Apple handles the PC BIOS...
     
  2. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    you know you can edit your original post rather than reserving multiple posts
     
  3. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    I've done a bank of tests on the SSD already and with two versions of the AHCI driver; Apple provided and latest Intel. I tend to be obsessive in this regard.

    I've got a batch of stuff ready, gimme a bit. Gathering some surface temp readings

    You know you don't have to comment when it doesn't impact you rather than boosting your post count, right?
     
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    fasteddie Newbie

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    No hurries, thanks for the information! Look forward to it. :)
     
  5. truciet

    truciet Notebook Consultant

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    Please do let us know about the ssd speeds. Previous gen's were automatically set to IDE...


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  6. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    i wasn't talking about post count, just makes the thread messy. dont care about post count.
     
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    fasteddie Newbie

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    Most vBulletin forums have max character limits per post, which is why it's standard procedure for people to "reserve" posts #2/3/4/5 in many forums. Plus if it's broken down by post/section it looks a lot nicer.
     
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    Could you explain how you were able to use AHCI with Boot Camp? Is this something that now works easier on the new Macbook Pros?
     
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    office5280 Notebook Enthusiast

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    1. do you think scaling down the resolution would affect performance? (improve? or worsen?) (during intensive graphic tasks: 3-d modeling/gaming)

    2. Which scenario in your dpi scaling / resolution tests did you feel was most comfortable for working with?
     
  10. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    You missed my point, but when threads are in multiple segments, it makes them easier to link and thereby consume. This is not to mention the maximum post length limit or other finer niceties. I am aware of the ability to edit since I too have been on these forums since 2006. If you were to look at this thread in particular, in fact, you'll note I did indeed edit a post before you added your critique.

    Dunno, the Boot Camp drivers installed an IDE and AHCI driver. If that is new, you'd have to tell me, but the drive seems to perform OK. Upgrading the AHCI driver to Intel's latest does have a consequence, more on that in a bit.

    By the numbers:
    1. Yes, performance will increase at lower resolutions. The overall workload for the GPU is lessened. Scaling calculations are not computationally significant, so there is a overall gain. The cost comes in the form of clarity.
    2. I'm liking 2880x1880 at 125%. Not everyone will, the text is still VERY small.

    I'm working on the next section now...
     
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