Great performance in Oblivion with new MacBook pro. (VIDEO ADDED)

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  1. EricVT macrumors member

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    I've just finished installing Oblivion along with a handful of great mods that improve the visuals, and the performance is really great.

    Running the game with everything on maximum at 1920x1200 (wow) with HDR lighting turned on and several tweaks to the config files to increase things like the draw distance and level of detail and I still get over or around 30fps outdoors and even better indoors. I found that adjusting the config files to take advantage of the fact that I had 4GB of RAM (well, 3 recognized) and a multicore processor made quite a nice difference in overall performance.

    Really impressed.
     
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  3. kashik macrumors regular

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    Oblivion running great at 1920 (maximum settings) on a 8600M. I find this very hard to believe. That's better than my 7800GTX.
     
  4. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    I find that rather hard to believe as well. The 8600M GT with a 128-bit memory bus is not that high-end compared to available desktop cards and Oblivion at 1920x1200 at maximum settings is going to make most desktop systems earn their money.
     
  5. EricVT thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh, I didn't anticipate people not believing me.

    I took a video with my little cheapo digicam and it is being uploaded to my webspace as we speak. Give it a couple hours and I'll post the link here :)
     
  6. EricVT thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd_a4r3BKgc&fmt=18

    Everything on highest, 1920x1200, Vsync enabled.

    Note that AA ad HDR can't be simultaneously enabled, so I chose HDR since you don't need AA at these resolutions and HDR looks great.

    Sorry it looks sorta crappy, my digicam isn't great. But you can see how well it runs even at these resolutions :)
     
  7. Bokser Guest

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    Very nice!

    At this resolution I have no doubts that the 512 mb video DOES help, compared to the 256 mb version of 8600GT. ;)
     
  8. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    Can you be specific about what tweaks you did to the .ini config file?
     
  9. paulbettner macrumors newbie

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    I'd definitely love to get this info too! Could you detail the mods, config file changes, and other settings you're using to achieve this great performance?

    Thanks!

    - pb
     
  10. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I'll just be happy when I can get it running nicely in Crossover Games. If I didn't have exams next week I'd make that my weekend project.
     
  11. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    The 17" MBP has its card clocked Higher as well which probably helps some.

    Tracer
     
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  13. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming if he is modifying the inf files, it is on windows.
     
  14. kashik macrumors regular

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    wow, that does look great!

    Would be ideal if you used FRAPS to record and show the FPS during outdoor fights. Since it runs so well outside, im wondering if it even slows down when you fight multiple NPCs - that seems to be the most taxing thing.

    Nice work though, might be worth it to try it on my 256MB 8600m setup.
     
  15. NickC1028 macrumors member

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    obviously :):rolleyes:
     
  16. EricVT thread starter macrumors member

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  17. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    It looks better on my Xbox 360. :)

    But seriously, that's awesome. I'll have to say Oblivion is the best RPG game I've every played (and I've played many). Enjoy.
     

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