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Old 02-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Idle CPU use is insane

So I have started a thread about this like a year ago and this still hasnít been fixed. My Steam app is using 13-15% of my processors, and when Iím using it on my laptop, itís draining my battery completely.

If I were Gabe Newel, I would fire each and every Mac developer and hire a totally new team.

Whatís going on ?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Whatís going on ?
It's developers not giving a damn. For two years now.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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So I have started a thread about this like a year ago and this still hasnít been fixed. My Steam app is using 13-15% of my processors, and when Iím using it on my laptop, itís draining my battery completely.

If I were Gabe Newel, I would fire each and every Mac developer and hire a totally new team.

Whatís going on ?
I think the problem is the few actual mac developers they hired no longer work there and they have the windows developers half-assing the mac side of things.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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This really needs to be fixed. 15% is not a lot when you're just browsing, but it's a lot when it comes to gaming.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Actually, it is a lot for two reasons :
- I have 3 tabs opened in Safari and it shows a usage of 1%. I know Steam also relies on Webkit, just like Safari, so it shouldn’t consume more.
- The scrolling in Steam is jerky like it’s not possible. Everywhere in OS X, things are smooth, except when it comes to Steam.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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I haven't looked at what you're describing, but it does seem to use more resources than it should.
In particular, i've noticed the launch+login time being pretty slow. I took it off my startup items list because it was just adding too much time to my system's startup.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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The client is functional. That seems to be all they care about, as it hasn't been improved or updated for the Mac in forever..
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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It's barely functional.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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Just to add. On my mac with 3.4 i7 steam consumes between 30% and 45% of processor power when I'm scrolling the STORE page. And it looks really jerky. Really unpleasant experience.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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It really is a sore sight.
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