HL2 Episode 2 Performance on MBP 8600m GT

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by macbookprofan07, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. macbookprofan07 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    1. What's the performance like? frame rates? playable?
    2. which drivers do u use?
    3. what are your system specs?
    4. what are your game settings?
    5. what display resolution (ex. 1920x1200 or lower) do you play on?
    thanks...
     
  2. steinlager macrumors regular

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    #2
    1) Performance is flawless. The system just has to get used to the resources it loads. After a few times starting up, it ran very smoothly. Very playable. I get about 100-140 fps.

    2) I'm still on bootcamp 1.4, my UTD hasn't arrived. Nonetheless, I have all my settings on High (2x AA, trilinear filtering, HDR) and it looks great. Only one problem with fog, it looks greyish-blue, but should be fine with Leopard Boot Camp drivers.

    3) 2.2ghz, 2gb ram, 128mb 8600m gt
     
  3. triobot macrumors member

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    #3
    why don't you just find out benchmarks of the 8600GT for HL2 EP2? it would be pretty much the same as the 8600m GT ~ maybe lower but its the same GPU but optimized for a laptop.

    and given the source engine was built on a DX9 level and the 8600 is a "mid-range" DX10 card, it would run all if not most current games very well.
     

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