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graphics driver quality in os x

karohan

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Jun 25, 2010
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I constantly hear that the quality of the graphics drivers in OS X are worse than they are for Windows. Why is that true? Also, is this something that will be corrected in the future (or will the situation at least improve)?
 

RRmalvado

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May 27, 2010
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10.6.4 introduced some slowdowns for certain games using Steam but i'm sure Apple is hard at work to make sure 10.6.5 rectifies that.
 
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Narse77

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Jun 24, 2010
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The quality is the same as windows however the speed in 10.6.4 is bad.
 
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karohan

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Jun 25, 2010
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It's not just gaming performance though. There's a noticeable lag in GUI animations as well with the Intel. Things are much smoother (though not what I would say buttery smooth) with the Nvidia. With expose, the genie effect, even scrolling sometimes, I can see the choppiness quite clearly.
 
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