512mb 330m - Difference in gaming FPS from standard to hi res?

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  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Been looking for a solid answer on this for awhile and haven't gotten quite what I'm looking for. Now that people have had the 2010 MBP's for close to a year I thought I'd try again.

    Generally how much of an FPS loss is there in gaming between standard and hi res on the 330m 512? I've been wanting to switch over to antiglare for awhile and have found a good deal on one here in town.

    I have the same machine with standard screen right now and while I am satisfied with my gaming experience on it, and weaker and I might start complaining. I am scared that I will have to drop my games from high to medium with the increase in resolution.

    Thoughts? Thanks : )

    *Also, I could put this in the gaming section, but it is a ghost town over there, and this directly relates to MBP's.
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I may point out that if it really bothers you, you can always lower the resolution when playing games. I have found on my old 2010 MBP, that i can play Black Ops On all full except no Anti Alaising, shadows and a few others, at ~50FPS. Black Ops is a very poorly coded game so for most games you can expect to play at good FPS on max resolution. Generall i found the FPS drop was ~10-35 FPS.
     
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    I See, thank you. A drop of 10 isn't bad, but 20+ can be. I know I Could drop the res but gaming none native never looks good : (
     
  4. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    It is still a 15" screen but so if you want to think of it like that the native resolution is 1440x900, 1680x1050 is just the high resolution. If you put it down to 1440x900 on the hi res it will look the same as the native 1440x900.
     
  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    No, it won't. The native resolution is 1680x1050 on the higher-resolution display.
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I am just trying to explain to the OP that 1440x900 on the hi res screen will look the same as 1440x900 native resolution on the normal screen.
     
  7. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    It will be the same size, but will be somewhat fuzzy as pixels aren't 1:1.
     
  8. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Actually never realised this problem existed, I still would recommend the higher res monitor but.
     
  9. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hm tough decision...Im thinkin im gonna do the matte though.
     
  10. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    obviously having a non native screen res to play games on isn't ideal but, the 320M can run almost all modern games at good FPS, as long as you tinker with the settings.
     

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