Crossover using 9400M even if 9600 is selected

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdechavez, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    I really think when I choose better performance, crossover games still uses the 9400M because I have a 9600M gt 512MB video card in my unibody macbook pro but there is no difference between the 2 in framerates... can anyone clarify this?'

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I don't think CrossOver has the driver implementation to choose the video card chosen by the OS.
  3. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    So what do you mean? whatever the OS is using, is what is being used by crossover?
  4. quotemeas macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    Since CrossOver runs in OS X, OS X would logout and login back in order to switch between the two GHX cards. If you select the 9600 (in System Preferences) and the MBP does the required logout routine; then you, and therefore, CrossOVer are running under the 9600. If you do not select the 9600 and no logout routine is performed; then yes, CrossOver (and OS X for that matter) is still using the 9400.
  5. quotemeas macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
  6. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    hmm, theres hardly any big difference between the 9400 and the 9600, even tho my 9600 is 512MB..
  7. Glueeater macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    I haven't experience with Crossover Games, as in it epic failed when I tried it. But I'd venture to guess it's not the greatest performance you can get out of your graphics card.

    Bootcamp isnt all the terrible.
  8. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    You jumped to that conclusion by running a game in that is emulating Windows?

    Come on, use your head. If you want full performance, you need to install Windows via Boot Camp.
  9. Fidgetyrat macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Also since crossover can't seem to get past direct x 7.1 performance, its natural that the 9400 is more chip then you need at the moment.
  10. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    Crossover has limited DX 9.0c and nearly perfect DX 8.x support. Don't know where you got DX 7.1 from.

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