6970M question

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by adder7712, May 21, 2011.

  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    #1
    So maybe I can get the 2011 iMac by the end of this year.

    How good is the 6970M for gaming? If I have Windows installed, should I download mobile or desktop drivers?

    I'm planning ahead. :D
     
  2. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

    Nightarchaon

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    It's quite good , other than the low amount of ram, if you want to game avoid the 27" 512mb and 1GB models if you want to play at native resolution

    I wish the 21" had a 1GB 6970m option . or at least a 1Gb 6770 .

    As for drivers , not sure yet if anything other than the stock bootcamp drivers work
     
  3. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    You'll want to download the mobility drivers.
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    It's a very high quality graphics card.

    I'm running Source games at their highest quality and native resolution and it rarely ever dips below 60fps, if at all.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/tsol/screenshots
    < some of my screenshots taken with this card. I'm still just using the bundled Apple drivers for now. I figured I'll get the better ones when I start to notice modern games running bad. But for now the stock ones will do!
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    I haven't had a AMD/Ati laptop for awhile, but for Nvidia I have always used modded desktop drivers for my laptop.

    Nvidia had a policy where the manufacturer had the responsibility in updating their drivers and bootcamp drivers have always been a few generations behind
     

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