Best Windows drivers (gaming) for the new MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Raddock, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Raddock macrumors member

    Raddock

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    Before I get lectured on this computer not being for games....I use it primarily in OS X for video editing, design, and photography. I happen to love gaming as well, and as such, I have a bootcamp setup to play games.

    I've had a mixed experience with the default Apple Bootcamp/ATI drivers where I can't disable crossfire for some games that freak out. I also can't create separate profiles for certain games where I want the game to control the video card settings.

    I've tried installing the generic ATI consumer driver set off their website, but it doesn't always appear to select the right video card or even load the control panel to allow me to select any options after the driver is installed. It thought my D700 was a 7900 series card (maybe that's the PC equivalent?) On a separate occasion, I ran their diagnostic tool to detect the card, and it thought it was a mobile version of one of their cards and it tried to install mobile drivers.

    Has anyone experimented with the drivers to find the best for gaming in Windows 8?
     
  2. Ironjer macrumors regular

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    I'm using 2x7950 EFI Flashed. Catalyst 14.7RC3 running good tested Battlefield 4 2560x1440 with setting to Ultra mostly time they running to 60fps fixed

    I've a Old Mac Pro.
     
  3. Raddock thread starter macrumors member

    Raddock

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    I'm really just looking for information related to the new 2013 Mac Pro. Since you can't install any PC specific video cards, it makes driver selection a little more difficult.
     
  4. Ironjer, Aug 18, 2014
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    Ironjer macrumors regular

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    That is the reason for i won't change yet to New Mac Pro it isn't flexible. I like very much gaming and i love the Old Mac Pro:apple: flexibility for upgrade.

    I had 2x GTX 680 EFI Flashed but they were a little tricky for BootCamp (you need EFI Boot Natively because the traditional method BootCamp doesn't work with 2 EFI GeForce) and to enable SLI you needs third party software (called Different Auto SLI) :)

    Maybe you need to try a Clean Uninstall http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/ then try again to install the official RC3 drivers.
     
  5. Raddock thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a good idea. I might try that.
     

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