Far Cry 3 Boot Camp.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tritons, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hey guys. I have Retina Macbook Pro and I like to play a game once in a while so I have Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I play Borderlands 2 on 1920x1200 and high settings, AC3 on high settings but Far Cry 3 seems to run quite slow. If anyone here have Retina Macbook Pro and Far Cry 3. What settings and how much fps do you have?
  2. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2012
    United Kingdom
    The requirements seem quite high. Have you dialed down some of the settings like AA and resolution?
  3. Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    I have. I am playing on DX9 so no AA, Just 1680x1050 settings.

    The thing is that Borderlands 2 I can run on 1920x1200 4xAA, etc.
  4. joshhedge, Nov 29, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012

    joshhedge macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012
    If you haven't already, update to the latest Nvidia Beta drivers for the GPU. Also reset the SMC and PRAM along with setting the fans to max to help prevent/reduce throttling in-game.

    Note that the game might not yet be fully optimised yet for the rPro hardware.

    Edit: I remember reading somewhere, maybe Anandtech, that if you're exceeding the VRAM of your GPU through using max textures that the games FPS will be heavily reduced. Try lowering the textures and shadows :)
  5. vigeoh macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2009
  6. draughn101 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    I'm running the settings on this YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0sSOHiK_uU) and it runs great. I'll download the new driver when I get home and let you guys know ASAP.
  7. MaKin211 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    New drivers (beta), everything maxed out except for post fx (low) on dx9 @1920x1200 with 35-40fps OC'ed from 900 to 1035MHz and stock about 3-5 fps less. I'm not sure whether OC is worth it.
  8. torana355 macrumors 68030

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Far Cry 3 is much more demanding then Borderlands 2. There are people with purpose made gaming rigs that are struggling to play this game on the highest settings. On the new iMac with 680mx i have to have settings on high instead of ultra and postfx on low to get 60fps at 1440p

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