iMac Pro Does bootcampdrivers boost iMac pro gaming performance?

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  1. gerrard0804 macrumors member

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  2. Bradleyone macrumors regular

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    Mixed results.

    But we can't talk about it because whenever someone creates a thread like this, the mod shoves it off to the "Linux and other OSes" section where it just dies. Chances are this one will too. Kinda pointless trying to contribute, really.
     
  3. sputnikBA macrumors 6502

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    You are better off going to the source (bootcampdrivers) and following the progress on their forums.
     
  4. mhd2100 macrumors member

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    As of the latest Adrenalin 18.2.1 the answer is a resounding 'yes'. No boot loop issues anymore either.
     
  5. Bradleyone macrumors regular

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    Excellent news!

    The guy who runs bcd is an unsung hero, packaging up optimized drivers for Macs that Apple, even with all its resources, does not.


    PS thank you mod for not burying this thread - wouldn't have seen this release otherwise (which, for a niche, is the most important iMac Pro news since its release).
     
  6. richinaus macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is great he is doing this and deserve a lot of credit. Apple however consistently seem to hold the drivers back in boot camp and I have experienced issues many times. It gives the impression macOS is a lot quicker than windows, which just isn’t the case. I wish they would update them quicker but I have little hope in this, so thanks BCD guy, you are a legend.

    I had my iMac pro running windows 10 almost all of today with zero issues and was very fast.
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Is there anyone can try this benchmark (FFXV for Windows) on a iMac Pro?

    http://benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/na/

    It's simple, just select High Quality, 3840x2160, Fullscreen, then Start to enjoy some gaming scenes, and wait for the result.
    [​IMG]

    I wonder what’s the difference between the Windows bootcamp driver, and the real good AMD driver. Million thanks in advance.
     
  8. mhd2100 macrumors member

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    Umm thanks I guess lol.
     
  9. google0912 macrumors member

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    there you go. bototcampdrivers on 8core 32gb and 16gb vega 64
     

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  10. sputnikBA macrumors 6502

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    Matt you do a a lot of good work and community is grateful to have you – but I don’t think what you do is sustainable.

    Hopefully Apple / AMD step up their efforts so you aren’t spending too much time handling this stuff in future.
     
  11. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    Slightly off-topic:

    I have the iMac in my sig., I made a Windows 10 bootcamp for it but Apple's bootcamp drivers don't drive the internal sound card. I can, however, get sound out via a USB Audio card; preferably I'd rather use the internal audio chip.

    Therefore, here comes the Big Question: Anyone know of an updated AUDIO bootcamp driver for Windows 10?
     
  12. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Thank you very much! The score looks very rational. I bet the graphic was stunning when running this benchmark on a 5K screen (especially the very last scene which has a close up of the food :D)

    So, it's the bootcamp driver make the GPU ident as RX580 with 24GB VRAM?

    Anyone still using the Apple driver can post the score for comparison?
     
  13. klatox macrumors regular

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    Yeah the bootcampdrivers are way more up to date than Apple's Boot Camp driver. I agree the guy who does this work is a champ!

    Edit: Thanks mhd2100!
     

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