10.3.7 better with games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by pgc6000, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently downloading the update and I just want to know:
    Will we see a better game performance with this update? Framrates or Graphics? Thanks.
     
  2. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    well, i just tried out the unreal demo.

    I guess i was getting 12-18 fps on very large outdoor maps, and now its in the mid to upper 20s. much better i guess.
     
  3. Converted2Truth macrumors 6502a

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    I have only noticed better performance. Sometimes it's not noticable, and sometimes it is. WoW is noticably better, which is great.
     
  4. hjhhjh macrumors member

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    im on a powerbook 12" and i get around 45ish fps indoor 35 ish out door, its a bit better
     
  5. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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  6. pgc6000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Halo seems about the same to me......I'll test it again.
     
  7. socamx macrumors 6502

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  8. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Arghh Let me find cause :mad:
     
  9. applekid macrumors 68020

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    A suggestion: if you are going to talk about performance, post your specs while you're at it. That would help. Thanks.
     
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  11. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry guys, no noticable UT2004 performance improvement .. 104 fps Andalus flyby 1024 max setting. Must be my 9600 video card :( Using 2.5G5
     
  12. neonart macrumors 65816

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    Oh Yeah!

    Splinter Cell has almost doubled the FPS after the update! No joke!

    Here are the time demo results: (You may need to copy and paste in TextEdit to view it the long way. Or stretch your browser window.)

    AVERAGE FPS MIN FPS MAX FPS RESOLUTION SHADOWLEVEL SHADOWRESOLUTION EFFECTSQUALITY SHADOWMODE NUM FRAMES MAP NAME TIMESTAMP

    30.883424 21.406263 72.551040 640x480 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Sat Nov 20 18:26:14 2004
    14.329378 8.091669 70.321510 800x600 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Sat Nov 20 18:28:46 2004
    13.451833 7.875293 63.457414 1024x768 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Sat Nov 20 18:31:27 2004
    11.977852 7.353255 45.794046 1280x1024 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Sat Nov 20 18:34:27 2004
    10.882531 6.668183 37.552057 1600x1200 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Sat Nov 20 18:37:42 2004
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    39.528689 23.967423 73.189297 640x480 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Thu Dec 16 22:49:34 2004
    25.228401 10.277292 74.899073 800x600 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Thu Dec 16 22:51:06 2004
    23.944445 10.386805 75.525849 1024x768 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Thu Dec 16 22:52:43 2004
    21.657199 9.903020 64.622443 1280x1024 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Thu Dec 16 22:54:29 2004
    19.729434 8.111978 57.945485 1600x1200 HIGH HIGH VERYHIGH PROJECTOR 1960 1_1_1Tbilisi Thu Dec 16 22:56:22 2004
     
  13. Converted2Truth macrumors 6502a

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    According to Rob-Art, the performance is only noticable on ATI hardware. But he didn't have any info yet to back that up.

    Overall, i haven't noticed an incredible speed increase. Diablo2 is playable again. I couldn't believe that game was running so slow on my mac. it's kinda scary how one patch can be the end of us. some are good, and some screw us over. lol
     
  14. HiRez macrumors 603

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    The last time I played Diablo2, there was a serious bug with OpenGL in the Mac version. I would get terrible performance. One day I tried switching to Software Rendering, which normally should be slower than OpenGL/hardware rendering, and ZOOM, it ran like a champ. That was one of the later versions, too, I doubt they ever fixed it. So if you haven't tried that with D2, try it. After that it ran beautifully even on my old 800 MHz G4 PowerBook.
     
  15. Hydra macrumors regular

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    Yeah, Diablo 2 is playable now with OGL acceleration... :p

    Altough it's still not as fast as with software, but it was never too fast using D3D in Windows even with really fast computer :rolleyes:
     
  16. socamx macrumors 6502

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    To clear up my post from before...

    UT2004 is running much better on both my G5, Dual 1.8, 1280mb of ram, Radeon 9800 Pro rev b, AND my iBook G4 1Ghz, 640mb of ram, radeon 9200 mobility rev a.

    The max fps haven't gone up, but the low fps has and the average is much improved.

    Basically, I have a much steadier FPS count on all 2k4 maps, expecially on my G5.
     
  17. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    UT2004 on 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook

    I have just run some Santaduck Toolpak Antalus Flyby benchmarks on the retail version of Unreal Tournament 2004 on my Rev C 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook (768MB RAM), running on Mac OS X 10.3.7. I also ran some Antalus Flyby benchmarks on the same system a few months back on Mac OS X 10.3.4. The results of those benchmarks are in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=875012#post875012

    For comparison:
    - 1024x768, Maximum details, OS X 10.3.4
    Min FPS: 5.1, Max FPS: 27.1, Average 10.1 FPS

    - 1024x768, Maximum details, OS X 10.3.7
    Min FPS: 21.9, Max FPS: 90.5, Average 33.4 FPS

    Ummm...so a 3 times speedup on the average FPS on the Antalus Flyby benchmark. Either the new drivers in OS X 10.3.7 are gold-plated, or something was seriously wrong with 10.3.4 or my PowerBook (or both).

    Can anyone else run the Santaduck Toolpak benchmark tests and report them here? Don't get me wrong...I'm very happy with the new results on 10.3.7. I'm just having a bit of trouble believing them :)

    Edit: Extra info:

    For comparison's sake, I just ran the same benchmark on my 1.6GHz G5 (256MB Radeon 9800 SE, 1.25GB RAM, OS X 10.3.7), and I get a minimum FPS of 50.2, a maximum FPS of 333.7, and an average FPS of 102.7. Any other G5 and/or Radeon 9800 owners want to throw their scores in?
     
  18. socamx macrumors 6502

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    Dual 1.8 G5, 1280mb of ram, radeon 9800 pro retail 128mb:

    1024x768 flyby antalus max: Min: 61 Max: 403 Ave: 125

    iBook G4 Rev A 1Ghz, 640mb of ram, mobility radeon 9200 32mb:

    1024x768 flyby antalus max: Min: 7 Max: 145 Ave: 30
     

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