ChatGPT 4.0 sent me here to discuss response display times with the community

I was communicating with is ChatGPT 4.0 on a Plus account and it sent me here.

Why is it slooooooow to display responses?

I am just using the web client and it is as slow as a tortoise. I don’t know if the processing speed is slow or not, but it prints text to the screen when it provides and answer at such a slow speed that it feels like I am watching the opening up-scrolling credits of a Stars Wars movie.

This seems crazy to me.

When I asked ChatGPT 4.0 (Plus account) why it takes so long for it to print responses to the screen, it blamed my system. I fed it my system specs and internet speeds and asked it the following

given my hardware and software config and my internet speeds, what percentile of all users do you estimate my setup is in terms of how fast I should be able to receive text from you and display it on the screen?

ChaGPT 4.0:
It is difficult to provide an exact percentile ranking for your setup because there are many factors that contribute to the overall performance of a system, including hardware, software, and network configurations. Additionally, the user base varies widely in terms of device specifications and internet speeds.

However, based on your hardware specifications, macOS version, and internet speeds, your setup is likely in the top 10-20% of users in terms of performance and internet speed. Your computer has a modern quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, a decent amount of memory, and a high-speed internet connection, which together should allow you to receive and display text from this chat very quickly.

Keep in mind that these are rough estimates, and actual performance will depend on various factors, including the workload of your computer, the efficiency of your web browser, and potential network latency.

So I am running fast, but it’s still displaying text responses as if it was 1990 and was booting up Mail Order Monsters on the Commodore64.

I asked it if it was throttling response times, and it assures me it is not…not sure I believe it.

Not cool that I signed up and am paying $20/month for this. Also not cool that I am not able to get into the beta of the wide-open-internet access model.