Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

Bro, does your rig even lift?
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Bassindaniel
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Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

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Hello!

So i have a new MacBook pro 16" - i9, 5500m 8gb, 32GB ram.
and all of my Resolume projects run better on my 4 Years old DELL XPS!!
Smoother UI
Better FPS
everything feels worse on my brand new laptop.


WTF?
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Re: Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

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Well, it's a macbook....
There are a lot of factors to this like heat (!), but you can get some idea of the GPU performance on https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

Same Resolume version on both machines?

If you'd like to share your composition with some files, and the performance figures you get, others could try it and give some feedback on it.
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MacBook Pro 16" Very poor performance

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Hey all.

For the last one year i owned an i9, 32gb ram, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB - Apple Macbook pro.

Sadly the LAPTOP is choking every time I’m connected to one or more external monitor and running Resolume.

The UI becomes very slow and FPS is dropping.

I know the fast solution is selling the MacBook and trade it for a PC laptop.
Does anyone have any other solution for me? :ugeek:

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Re: Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

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Already using DXV?
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Re: Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

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Mac's don't like heat, Mac's aren't built with heat in mind (shame on them). I would suggest using s system stats tool to see what your CPU and GPU temps are while running Resolume, that might help determine if it's thermal throttling or now.
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Re: Help! my MBP 16" run slower than my 4 years old XPS

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There's an app 'Temperature Gauge' for free in the App Store. Not great but free and will tell you if heat is your issue. How do your fans sound? Are they running full speed the entire time?

Try turning stuff off in your composition and you might be able to narrow down some things your Mac doesn't like doing. I don't remember which ones but with my 2015 MBP there are some effects that will instantly drop the fps by 15. The text generator with a shift glitch effect will eat 8 fps.

The 16" was supposed to introduce a new airflow design but i think they also upped the hardware so it's possible the two just cancel each other out.

If you haven't already, I'd also try running Apple Diagnostics which should tell you if there are any hardware issues affecting your fans

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