Gaming performance on BootCamp worse than on OS X?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by emperorvinayak, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, so after months of frustration due to unplayable fps, I decided to find out what the problem was.

    When I play Portal on my 2011 13" Macbook Pro OSX, it runs smoothly without any problems whatsoever!
    However, when I try to do the same on bootcamp, it lags so much! I get about 3-5 fps!

    Is it a problem with the drivers for windows being inferior?
    All drivers for windows are up to date. Can anyone shed any light on this?

    Here's what I have:
    RAM - 4GB
    Disk Space - 500GB (250 bootcamp and 250 OSX)
    Graphics Card - Intel HD 3000
    Processor - Intel core i7 - 2.7Ghz
    DirectX 11

    Thanks y'all!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    see if you can download the lastest hd4000 driver on intel.com
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have intel HD 3000, not 4000. I ran the update utility and intel says drivers are up to date. You think I should still try to install the Intel HD 4000 drivers?
    Thanks!

    (also, does anyone here know what the real cause is?)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    oh my bad, yea search on the intel site.

    but again its only hd3000 integrated graphics....can't really play games on it.

    hope u find a good driver
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bump

    Anyone with any ideas yet? I must stress again, The game is running FINE on mac osx .. its windows where it is lagging.. I hope I'm doing something wrong. . :confused:
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I have been suffering the same performance problem when gaming in BootCamp. I have an MBP Late 2011 of 15 inches with an integrated graphic card INTEL HD 3000 of 512 MB and a the AMD Radeon 6770M with 1 GB of RAM.

    So, I've updated the graphic card inside Bootcamp by using I don't know which drivers that I found in this forum and the hell... the drivers works like a charm. I think the GPU performance have been increased in about a 25%.

    Here is the link to the drivers: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx

    And here is the post from where I took the data: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1427806

    Check the links shown in that thread, because they show the compatibility of the drivers and your card.

    Have a great gaming experience!

    Ø3 :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply mate!

    However, the 13" comes only with the intell HD 3000, it has no AMD card!
     
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