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Any chance of improved gaming performance?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by adamvk, May 13, 2011.

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    Is there any talk or indication as to whether or not the gaming performance will be increased on Mac? Right now its frustrating gaming on Mac. Although there is a bigger selection of games now, the games practically require at least double the system requirements as the Windows counterparts.

    I have a game that is supper choppy on my i5 2.53, 4GB, 330 256MB and the same game runs superb (60fps) on a Windows pc that is an older phenom quad core 2ghz with 4gb of ddr2 ram and a 9500gt. Its quite frustrating...
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    Apple has never been serious about gaming on Macs and so that being the case, I highly doubt you'll see any change with 10.7
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    No. We're not even getting OpenGl 4 in 10.7, just 3.2.
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    The Steam UI is a lot more responsive in DP 3 for me compared to SL
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    Don't forget that gaming company they purchased from China. :p

    Also, I've heard DP3 improves things at least a bit. Can't vouch myself since it's not showing in my System Update list.
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    I've gone from getting 19-20 fps in Portal 2 on all high settings to 29-30 fps since the update. This is on my base 2011 MacBook Pro 15". This may be in part due to a recent update to Portal 2 involving MSAA performance.
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    So far my gaming performance has been better in Lion. Lion introduces the Scene Kit API, making it easy to manipulate 3d graphics so also expect more 3d games.
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    Ok well thanks for the replies everyone. It looks as if nothing is certain (as is usual with Apple). Hopefully they'll fix some things with gaming...

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