Can new MBP run Direct X 11 in bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NateEssex, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a MBP 2.3 Quad core, 8 gig of ram, 650 M video card with 512 MB. Can it run Direct X 11 games?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Under bootcamp its a regular PC laptop. No limitations. The 650m is a fine GPU plays BF3, skyrim, Diablo3 just wonderfully.
     
  3. brand, Jul 28, 2012
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    Except that the HD4000 GPU is disabled.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Thats not a limitation of the windows OS though.
     
  5. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Other than for battery life, is that really a bad thing? ;)
     
  6. NateEssex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    DX9 vs DX11

    I've read on mmorpg.com that some people are getting better fps with DX9 drivers as compared to DX11. Is that true? Is that, if true, also true when using boot camp? Lastly, is it hard to change? Obviously, I'm not very familiar with Windows 7.
    I'm going to try The Secret World and don't want to buy the game if it won't play well.
    Thanks!
     
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I have played The Secret World under bootcamp but there is some weirdness with DX11 vs DX9 so I play with DX9. If you figure it out, let me know but I think it has to do with the resolution but the mouse pointer is no where near where it actually clicks. I haven't tried to troubleshoot it though.
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how much battery life the HD4000 really saves, the 650m clockes itself very low when not in use, talking like 150mhz core, 400mhz memory.
     
  9. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    There isn't really such a thing as dx9 or 11 drivers, but game can choose which mode to run in. dx9 mode will almost always be faster, but not look as good.
     

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