recently dropping frame rates on Mac System

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from October's thread on this issue, I am providing the current info after 'rebuild game caches and remove all temp files/addons and see if it works? Disabling addons isn't the same, as they can still cause issues when disabled.'

1. When did this issue first start? within the last couple of weeks
2. Does the low FPS persist in Windowed, Fullscreen and Windowed mode? yes
3. What FPS are you experiencing in-game when this happens? between 6-12 fps
4. When does the low FPS start? (immediately when starting the game, after 'X' time of gameplay, etc) within a couple of seconds of logging on and persistently
5. Have you've done all the steps (including playtest with no addons installed) from our World of Warcraft Low Performance (Mac) support article? yes
6. Please post a copy of your file on and link the url here. The file is located in /Applications/World of Warcraft/WTF. This can be opened with TextEdit.
7. Does this happen on the 32-bit client, 64-bit client, or both clients? yes, both

Finally, please post your system information here.
1. Launch World of Warcraft and log in.
2. Put World of Warcraft into Windowed Mode if it is not already in Windowed Mode.
3. From the system menu bar, select Help > Copy Support Information:
4. Paste the contents of the copied system information here (Command-V)


System Software Overview:

System Version: OS X 10.8.3 (12D65)
Kernel Version: Darwin 12.3.0
Time since boot: 2:59


Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP101.00EE.B02
SMC Version (system): 2.3f32


Intel HD Graphics 4000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
gMux Version: 3.2.19 [3.2.8]

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0fd5
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3688
gMux Version: 3.2.19 [3.2.8]
Color LCD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 2880 X 1800
Retina: Yes
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort


Input Source ID:
Keyboard Layout: ANSI

The configuration above was working at about 19-24 fps on the Ultra settings on this MacBook Pro Retina 15" for the previous month or two with many extensions enabled.

Thanks for your consideration
02/10/2013 02:03 AMPosted by Kranghtu
System Version: OS X 10.8.3 (12D65)

The only thing I can see if that this might be causing the issue. OS X 10.8.3 isn't out yet, and we don't support developer builds, as they are still being tested.

And, have you tried to disable SSAO? It looks like it is currently enabled.

And I have to ask, since you're on a rMBP, have you reset the SMC? I know after EFI update post 10.8.2, there has been reports of low performance which SMC reset resolves most times.
Beautiful! Resetting the SMC seems to have done the trick! Not sure if this will help everyone, but you might add this tip to the sticky. Thanks for the prompt response!

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