Game Booster equivalent?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Prodo123, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    Hi,

    As a long-time PC gamer ever since I've switched to a high-end Mac I've never really felt the need to try to boost gaming performance. But now that it's running a 1440p monitor and with 2 years of hell under its belt, my MacBook Pro is starting to show its age.

    On League of Legends on Mountain Lion I'm getting a stable 30fps with vsync off and all high. On Mavericks it's between 24-30 (playable enough) at all medium. Of course I'm assuming that the drop in performance is due to the new OS introducing new code, and perhaps changing around the kexts a bit, but I'm also assuming that with Mavericks a host of background applications was introduced and is harming graphics performance.

    My question then is if there is a Mac equivalent of Game Booster. Well-known to many PC gamers, Game Booster temporarily closes unnecessary background processes and services to maximize gaming performance, and resumes them once deactivated.
     
  2. moxin macrumors regular

    moxin

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    i think you should wait until Apple releases Mavericks, cause the technologies like Timer Coalescing and Compressed Memory will boost Mac gaming performance, not to mention the inclusion of openGL 4.1 which brings 100x improvements to graphics capabilities.
     
  3. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    That's just marketing baloney.
    Timer coalescing only controls how much time a computer CPU is spent idling. In gaming, that's practically never. Thus timer coalescing becomes useless in this case.
    Memory compression uses one of the processing units to actively compress memory in real time. In a memory-light situation like gaming it would actually hurt performance.
    And if anything the closer we get to the actual release, graphics performance seems to be dropping. I just want something to take care of the issue ASAP.
     

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