Gaming on MacBook Pro 2012 Bootcamp

OmarSultan

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Dears,

Appreciate your help, I am trying to run some games on the MacBook Pro 2012 (Basic Configuration). I have Windows 8 Installed, the latest NVidia Drivers installed and I have even tried the SMC reset as suggested by some other users. However I am still getting very low FPS for most of the games that I've tried (Far Cry, Tomb Raider, Call of Juarez and Skyrim)

Now I understand that this might not be really a gaming laptop but still I've seen some videos of the above mentioned games running ok for the same configuration I'm using.

Any suggestions on what could be the issue? Thanks
 

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How many FPS at what res with what settings on what game?
 

OmarSultan

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I've tried resolutions of 1360x768 and 1920x1080 ..

I am getting the following FPS with normal settings

- Tomb Raider (2013) - around 30 FPS
- Far Cry - between 15 and 20
- Call of Juarez 20 - 25



Does the resolution of the Desktop have any effect on the performance of the game?

And do you think Windows 7 might be a better choice?
 

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No that is not normal. Are you sure the SMC reset was successful?
 

OmarSultan

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Yeah I followed the instructions as posted on Apple's technical support page regarding this matter.

I have to say performance on the Mac OSx partition has not been very good as well, Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 usually run at around 35-40 FPS on normal settings and 1920 resolution.

Tried everything but I'm running out of ideas :(
 

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OSX gaming will not be as good as Windows. Since Windows 8 support is new, Windows 7 will likely be better.
 

kgallag1

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I'm running a Retina Macbook pro which has similar graphics specs. I have no issues running games. I'm assuming you have the GeForce GT 650m? 512 meg or 1 gig VRAM on the card? Either way, I can't see you having that major a frame rate loss with the GT 650m. I used to use the Radeon 6750m from the 2011 17" model and never had bad frame rates either.

Could be a problem with the graphics card or possibly the driver you're running? Maybe there was an issue when installing the driver?
 

OmarSultan

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KGALLAG it's the 1GB nVidia 650 , I downloaded the newest driver and it didn't fix anything.

How can I tell if I have a faulty card?
 

OmarSultan

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A Little update, I changed the desktop resolution reduced it from 2880x and this seems to have a great effect on the game quality. FPS is still low but the games became playable.