Buffett wrote:Contact ArchiCad directly (and post results here). This should be answered by them - probably a software issue, but might be something else.
I have a new 12 core Mac Pro running dual AMD D700 FirePro cards with a 32" 4K monitor by Dell.
The performance is embarrassing in the 2D window.
Is anyone else having this problem?
fatso83 wrote:It's caused by platform differences. OS X has better built in support for retina mode, that we could utilize much easier.
@Marton: Is this graphics difference between Mac and Windows basically caused by platform differences in the rendering pipeline (DirectX vs Quartz/OpenGL), or is it somehow related to Java (Java 3D)? This might be the wrong forum to discuss this, so feel free to refer me to a place this might already have been discussed (StackOverflow?).
dapDesign wrote:Based on our experience the "low resolution mode" does not help to avoid the speed issues that we experienced with such high resolution displays.
I have heard that osx has a low resolution setting that can be applied in a per app basis. Could ArchiCAD Benefit from running the app at the "low resolution mode"?
The new 5k iMac can run at scaled resolutions as well but still remains crisp. It's highest scaled res is higher than their IPS displays but lower than 4k. Would this system setting allow for 2d usability?
Marton wrote:1) Will this be remedied for AC17/18, and if so, what is the projected timing? Or will a fix not come until AC19?
Based on our experience the "low resolution mode" does not help to avoid the speed issues that we experienced with such high resolution displays.
Please find more info here: http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/?p=25888
Based on GRAPHISOFT’s latest tests the performance of ArchiCAD significantly drops on such displays, including 4K displays as well. As a result, at this point it is not recommended to invest in iMacs with Retina 5K displays or 4K displays.Which also means that it is kind of hard to put on a timetable when they actually need to research new technologies to make it work. Also, software developers generally do not make any such promises because of the nature of complex applications is that anything can go wrong, a new bug, some unexpected conflict with another system component or application. So I would not expect a definite answer from GS in this topic.
GRAPHISOFT is actively researching the available technologies to improve the performance on such high-res displays.
Please find here some details: http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/?p=25888