30 fps?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GabbaGooch, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. GabbaGooch macrumors newbie

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    I paid in the $3,000 price range for my 3.2 GHz 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB iMac. I recently installed counter strike: source on it because i used to love playing it years ago. But when im in game, the most fps im seeing is 30ish. How do i change that?
     
  2. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off 'vsync'.
    And turn down some details.

    And $3000? Really?... What country are you in?
     
  3. GabbaGooch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The U.S. Cant turn off vsync and with the settings on medium and the resolution at **** ass low i get like 55 fps. That doesnt seem right for a brand new 27" iMac. I know macs arent gaming computers but counter strike source is a dinosaur of a game.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's probably why. Lack of drivers/support for modern hardware - maybe the game is all being run in software?
     
  5. JordanNZ, Oct 2, 2011
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    JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    That iMac was NEVER in the $3000 range, unless you configured it with something outrageous? The 27 inch with the 5750 was around $1999. And there is nothing 'brand new' about it. Why are you saying it's new? Some of the things you're saying here don't seem to add up.

    But ignoring that, you should be getting better frame rates with that machine. Why can't you turn off vsync?
     
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    A 5670 sucks on a Mac or a PC. Should be better than that though, how low is low on the res you are pushing? 1680? 1280?
     
  7. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    It's a very average card.. But CS Source isn't exactly demanding.
    Something's not right.
     
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  9. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Best reason so far.
     
  10. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    No it's not.
    It's CS Source. It runs fine under OSX. We're not talking about Crysis here.
     
  11. ppc_michael Guest

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    I get terrible performance out of Source games on Mac OS X and excellent performance in Windows on the same machine. There are plenty of performance issues with these games on Mac OS X.

    If you have the time, try putting Windows on there via Bootcamp. You will likely see a noticeable increase in performance.
     
  12. The-Pro, Oct 3, 2011
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    The 5670 is comparable to the 5730M, according to this website:http://mattgadient.com/2010/08/01/imac-21-5-i3-3-2ghz-with-the-radeon-5670-mid-2010-in-gaming/
    And the 5730M has better results according to http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5730.23825.0.html than my GT 330M 512MB.
    I played CS:S last week on my MBP on a external screen at 1080P highest settings, and it was as smooth as it can be. I had average of 50fps all the time. Every comparison of the 5730M's game performance is between 8 and 35% higher than the 330M! So you (OP) should get at least the same or better performance than me!!
     
  13. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    The differences and quality are quite insane really. DX9-11 is just worked on by the devs way more. I wish OpenGL had more attention but you follow market share. And even then Apple's OpenGL sucks lately. Still twice the performance in Windows. Sad but true.
     
  14. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    Twice? Where are you getting there numbers from? I deleted my bootcamp partition because all the source games, and WoW run great on my iMac. Portal2 even funs FASTER under OSX than it does under windows7 for me.

    On average most games are slower under osx than Windows, but twice as fast under windows isn't right. Unless you've got an old machine without really outdated drivers?

    As to the OP, they haven't posted in a while.. And judging by the price they quoted for their iMac, they may have been trolling anyway.

    http://www.barefeats.com/mini11_02.html
    http://www.barefeats.com/imac11e.html
     
  15. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    From my own experience of course.

    Cinebench r11:
    Windows 7:
    69.14 OpenGL, 8.82 MultiCPU, 1.20 Single

    Mac OS 10.6.8:
    35.01 OpenGL, 8.94 MultiCPU, 1.19 Single

    Goes without saying it is the exact same Mac Pro (3.33GHz 6-core, HD5870, AMD 11.6 at the time of testing) Not what I would call "older" model. This also presents itself in HL2 and Portal and all Valve games and every crap Mac game port out there. 2x was being pedestrian. It does depend on the game engine but on average 30%-90% gains, sometimes more.
     

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