Did the 10.6.4 Update improve graphics performance for you?

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

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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.

    7.4%
  2. Yes :), I notice a small improvement.

    59.3%
  3. No :(, I notice a small decrease in graphics performance

    7.4%
  4. NO :(, I notice a big decrease in graphics performance

    25.9%
  1. pineapple216 macrumors member

    pineapple216

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    Havent played any games yet, but defiantly notice that the OSX GUI is much more fluid.
     
  3. stuarthatto macrumors regular

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    #3
    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

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    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:

    PLS HELP IF YOU CAN!
     
  5. pineapple216 thread starter macrumors member

    pineapple216

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    #5
    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

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    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

    gguerini

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    #7
    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

    JonBorichef

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    #8
    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

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    #9
    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

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    #10
    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

    Ace134blue

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    #11
    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

    Ace134blue

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    #12
    If anyone needs some perf improvements just ask for my cfg file.
     

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