3dx max usage using bootcamp on mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lolipop7, May 2, 2011.

  1. lolipop7 macrumors newbie

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    I plan to use bootcamp to install windows 7 in my mac to be able to use 3ds max for 3d rendering. I know bootcamp will provide better performance compared to parellel because it runs windows natively.

    my question is, compared to a pc with about the same configuration as the mac, can bootcamp provide the same performance when using 3ds max? or will it still slightly decrease the performance since it is windows running on mac and not pc?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    With all the proper drivers, it will run 3ds max like any other computer with the same specs. There should be no decrease.
    Out of curiosity, I once ran 3ds max in a VM on my 2007 iMac and it performed quite well with a scene with over 1 million polygons (DS9 mesh).
     
  3. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    it will work just fine on bootcamp, as stated, it will run just like a similar spec windows machine. My recommendation though, from my experience, is to also run a fan control program when rendering as the mbp will get quite hot and it runs faster if you push the fans as the windows controller tends to be a little slower on the fans. For example, using max 2012 on my 2009 mbp it will hit 85-89C on a render while running fans around 5k... actually had it shut down on a render in the middle of the night, sucked... but using lubbos fan control (mbp specific fan control gui) I can push the fans to 6k and keep the temps just below 80C... same applies to revit, maya, c4d, etc rendering. hope that helps:D
     
  4. lolipop7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply!! :) another question about the graphic card... is AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 of MBP15 good enough to render? I compared it with 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus of dell xps15. Which is better?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    from http://www.techimo.com/forum/graphi...deon-hd-6750m-2gb-nvidia-geforce-gt-540m.html

    which leads to http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.41715.0.html + http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6750M.43958.0.html

    found via "HD 6750M vs GT 540M"
     
  6. hinno macrumors newbie

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    3ds max

    I pray for a native OS X Version of 3ds max.:eek:
     

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