Gamers going from mid 09 2.8 to a new high res machine...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ozreth, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    If you've made this jump, or one very similar, have you noticed a decrease in performance? If so do you think it is due to the resolution?
     
  2. budgej867 macrumors newbie

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    Are you taking about the iMac? I went from a 24" 3.06 GHz with the 8800 GS to a 27" 3.06 GHz with the 4850. Playing at native resolutions in bootcamp, the 27" is equal to or slightly faster than the 24". I don't have exact numbers, but Team Fortress 2 is more consistent about its framerate now (fewer frame drops). Crysis is slightly faster at 1280 x 800 all-high settings than the 24" was. Very high settings are still too jittery at 1280 x 800.

    Don't ask me how it's possible to get higher frame rates with 62% more pixels and a video card that is only 30% faster. I was pleasantly surprised and don't understand it myself.
     
  3. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    I believe the OP is talking about the new 15" MBPs.

    Unfortunately, I haven't used one yet. But, performance should still be above that of the previous generation of MBP due to the better graphics card.
     
  4. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    yeah sorry I was talking about the MBP's, but budge your answer does help thank you : )

    Mine is on its way and I am hoping that my upgrade isnt actually a downgrade haha.
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Not entirely the machines you are comparing, but going from a 2.2ghz C2d with 8600mGT (which is 10% slower than the 9600mGT) to 2.4Ghz i5 made a world of difference! I do always game with external screen tho, so no change in res.
     

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