EVGA Geforce GTX 285 problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TJunkers, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. TJunkers macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    I upgraded from the Geforce GT 120 and everything is great on the Mac side, but in boot camp, running windows 7 64 bit, my frame rate in games is the exact same as before when it runs the exact same graphic settings as before! I uninstalled the drivers from windows and installed ones from nvidias site but nothing worked... Windows infact forced me to restart my computer before I installed the nvidia.com drivers so it could update my video card drivers automatically for me.

    I restarted my computer, but nothing seems to help. This card should make my games run significantly better, and yet it isn't.

    Any tips you can give would be great!

  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    What games & resolution are you playing? L4D2 caps its frame rate at 60 by default. If you're playing on a lower res screen maybe your 120 was giving to a very high rates already? :confused:
  3. Inutopia macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2009
    South of Heaven
    True that if you have V-Sync turned on, any game will be capped at your monitors refresh rate.. Usually this is 60Hz with most LCD's equalling 60FPS in game.

    A little more info would be helpful here.. What games? What settings?

    Certainly there is a HUGE difference between the performance of those cards. Even my 8800GT manages 100+ FPS in L4D2 with everything maxed @ 1920x1200.
  4. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    OK stupid question... why do you need a higher frame rate than can be delivered by your monitor? Isn't anything above your monitor's refresh rate a waste? You wouldn't be able to see it.

    Am I missing something?
  5. TJunkers thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    The lower the frame rate the more lag you have when playing a game! The higher it is the smoother and better it will look.

    I fixed the problem though! It turns out that nvidia's latest drivers are terrible according to everyone on the forums so i went back a version and am now around 80fps in most games!

    I am running apple's 30 inch monitor at full rez and as far as games... I have Star Trek Online (Closed Beta), Left for Dead 2, Call of Duty MF2...
  6. seisend macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2009
    Switzerland, ZG
    If the game would run with 25 or with 2000 FPS, you won't recognize any difference. Because your eyes only see 24 or 25 frames per second. The problem is that no 3D game constantly runs at the same FPS, so It's important to have more frames because of frame drops.
  7. tecton macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    As far as I know the latest bootcamp drivers aren't quite ready for windows 7-64.
    I downgraded to the previous version (2.2 i think) and installed lasted gtx285 drivers from nvidia's site.
    Left4Dead, Arkham Asylum both run very well. Resident Evil 5 is averaging about 110fps.

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