FSX running REALLY slow on brand new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Baloney1011, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Baloney1011 macrumors member

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    6770M, 750 GB 7200 RPM with 300 GB partitioned to Windows, 2760QM

    As you can see, I have state-of-the-art components (no bragging ;)).

    Obviously I'm on dedicated graphics 'cause I'm in Boot Camp...
    However, running FSX on medium-high settings and I get only 10-15 FPS?? Weird, I mean, my old HP with a GT 130M and a 'Duo P7550 could easily achieve that at those settings. And the 6770M has a benchmark ~3.7 times that of the; the 2760QM's benchmark is ~5 times better than the P7550's. Shouldn't I be getting about 4 times better FPS - around 30, at least? Not only that, my old computer achieved that on FULL HD 1920X1080, whereas the MacBook Pro is only 1680x1050 - I expected it to easily get 30 FPS on MAXIMUM settings. Am I missing something?

    Edit: I forgot to add, I'm also in high performance power plan, of course.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i dont know what FSX is, but macs are not known for gaming
     
  3. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, sorry, it's Flight Simulator X.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ahh

    have you tried to lower the settings to see if that improves the FPS?
     
  5. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, haven't really tried that... I'll do it right now, hold on.

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    Okay, so, I just lowered the settings from medium-high to medium-low, and traffic is almost COMPLETELY off, and now I'm getting 15-17 FPS instead of 13-15 FPS. That's weird...
     
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  7. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not using my MacBook Pro as a hardcore gaming laptop. I play old, not-so-demanding games like FSX and Need for Speed Carbon (and Fuel, sometimes). I play nothing like Crysis 2. Anyway, that's not very good advice considering that I already have a MacBook Pro.
     
  8. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    I recall there was an option in FSX.cfg to enable multicore support in the game...

    Otherwise, FSX might be using just one CPU core, and that'll cause some very insane slow down.
     
  9. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    Uh, oh! I'll look into that, thanks.
     
  10. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    No problem. I found out about that the hard way while I was still racing PC specs. FSX was among the top on my list to check for CPU performance. It was more CPU-bound than anything else.
     
  11. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    I read that service pack 2 is supposed to solve the problem. I'll install it later and tell you how it goes.
     
  12. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, so, I installed SP1 and it's working much better - now I get 15 FPS at maximum settings. Would SP2 help?
     
  13. MeliFelipe macrumors newbie

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    that is kinda weird i run FSX on my mid 2010 top end 15" and I'm getting around 30 with it dipping down every so often and I have most of the setting on high, I use some settings that I found in a youtube video but I'm having trouble finding it right now.
     
  14. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll try service pack 2 and tell you if that helps.
     
  15. Baloney1011 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, silly me! It turned out my target frame rate was like 5! :eek:

    Turned that up to unlimited and now I'm getting anywhere from 20-30 FPS flying around Friday Harbor, depending on a lot of things.

    HOWEVER, now I have a new problem. Whenever I'm out of cockpit view, the FPS still stay around 25, but it keeps stuttering. I'll search around for a fix, if anyone could advise me...?
     

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