10.5.5 and ATI 3870 - any issues?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DualShock, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. DualShock macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008

    Has anyone with an ATI 3870 upgraded to 10.5.5? If so, any issues?
  2. anthonyjr macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2007
    I've noticed more stability and better / more consistent frame rates while playing World of Warcraft.

    The update lists "graphical enhancements" as a highlight, but I don't know what is meant by it. I'm wondering if the update included a new ATI driver.

    I repaired my permissions, installed the update via Software Update. Then installed the Combo Update over top of that, and repaired permissions once more afterwards. My Mac Pro is running a lot smoother.
  3. ungraphic macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    playing any kind of video (divx, wmv, etc) seems to no longer speed up the fan of my 3870, which is great cuz now when i watch movies it doesnt make the annoying noise.

    itunes coverflow doesnt seem to affect the video card anymore either. GREAT update for me. im quite happy.
  4. kittiyut macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    "Running a lot smoother".... could you please elaborate how "rough" it was before the update?
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    What kind of FPS do you get in lets say Shatt with everything turned all the way up ?

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