Graphic Drivers with Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gmanist1000, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    I'm new to having Windows 7 on my Mac using bootcamp... I was just wondering if you have to manually download the new AMD graphic drivers for Windows, or will bootcamp do it automatically for me? Do I just run Windows update and Apple Software Update and it will find the latest drivers?

    I have also seen AMD Catalyst and was wondering if that was essential to getting great graphics performance on Windows.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    I used to have a Leopard/Vista configuration. Apple's bootcamp drivers identified my card as a ATI Mobility Radeon 2600, whereas I have a Radeon HD 2600 Pro. Installing the catalyst drivers changed this and gave me much better performance for games...
     
  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Do it manually, the Apple supplied ones are outdated to say the least. Easiest option is to do it through Steam.
     
  4. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said, I used to have a Leopard/Vista 32-bit config (same Mac)

    I now have Snow leopard and went ahead and installed win7 x64 last night. Everything works just fine, except that my video card was once again recognized as a ATI Radeon Mobility 2600 XT, whereas I have a Radeon HD2600 Pro.
    No problem, I thought, was the same with vista and installing the Catalyst drivers fixed that. Not so in Win7 x64, I'm afraid. And I installed Win7 just to have better game performance.
    Help !!
     

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