Did the 10.6.4 Update improve graphics performance for you?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pineapple216, Jun 16, 2010.


Did the 10.6.4 Update improve the graphics performance of your mac?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2010.
  1. Yes :D, I notice a big improvement.

  2. Yes :), I notice a small improvement.

  3. No :(, I notice a small decrease in graphics performance

  4. NO :(, I notice a big decrease in graphics performance

  1. pineapple216 macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2010
    I was wondering, did the 10.6.4 update improve graphics performance in games and/or watching movies, or other graphics intense applications?

    I myself notice a small performance improvement in Team Fortress 2 :)

    Please vote here, and tell in which apps notice an improve or decrease in performance
  2. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    Havent played any games yet, but defiantly notice that the OSX GUI is much more fluid.
  3. stuarthatto macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    Your poll doesnt seem to allow for the choice, No, the graphics performance is the same...

    I haven noticed any improvement, or lack thereof, and I didnt see in the release notes that it would...
  4. marve619 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    i did notice a slight increase in my fps when i play TF2, BUT!!!!! it made me look really jumpy and when i look at my net_graph 1 where it says "In:" it spikes up to 1000-2000. it is usually around 100-300 before the update and everything in the game ran smoothly not its just irritating :mad:

  5. pineapple216 thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2010
    I must say, that I noticed the same this afternoon. The game also runs jumpy on my MacBook. The point is, I don't know if it's caused by the server, or my internet connection, which is quite fast (10 MB up, 6 MB down).
    Or that it's caused by the game.

    If it's the second one than, hopefully Valve will release an update soon, to address the problem.
  6. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
    aha. steam warns you not to instal 10.6.4 untill apple fixes the graphics drivers. if you play video games DONT INSTALL 10.6.4!!!
  7. gguerini macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
    yeah.. I only read this warning after I updated my mac.. sucks!

    and my safari 5 crashes 10x a day... I gave up and I'm back to chrome now.
    very disappointed. :mad:
  8. JonBorichef macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    Roseville, CA
    This may be the reason when I play Halo, after about 45 seconds my fan speeds sky rocket to 4500 RPM... darn... shouldn't have upgraded. :mad::mad::mad:
  9. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Looks like those that got hit with a performance decrease are using NVIDIA GPU's. No noticeable difference between 10.6.3 and 10.6.4 on my two machines(4850 and X1600).

    For those having problems I suggest doing the following:
    Open Steam > Go to game library > select details view > right click any source game > select properties > set launch options and add the following line

    +gl_bufmode 1 +gl_texclientstorage 1

    This will also increase ATI performance, but not as big as it will help NVIDIA performance.
  10. damson34 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I havent tried playing any steam games since the update bit I do know WOW improved a little for me with the update.
  11. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2009
    I can help. Make an "autoexec.cfg" and put it in the cfg folder under the "tf" folder. Put these commands in it.
    rate "50000"
    cl_rate "50000"
    cl_updaterate "40"
    cl_cmdrate "40"
    cl_forcepreload "1"
    sv_forcepreload "1"

    Or you could put these under the target launch options. Example +rate "50000"
  12. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2009
    If anyone needs some perf improvements just ask for my cfg file.

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