How do Bootcamp graphics drivers work on the iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tsurisuto, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Do I just go to ATI's website and download the latest release of the graphics drivers or do I have to wait for Apple to make an Bootcamp version of the drivers?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    For non-Apple cards, go to the website.
    For Apple cards, put in your burned Boot Camp disk or Leopard disk.
     
  3. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I have a ATI Mobility Radeon 2600 PRO. Does that mean I can use ATI's own drivers? Or does Bootcamp prevent me?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You can use the ATI drivers if you want. Choose the ATI Radeon HD2600XT drivers. Or you can use Mobility Modder to modify the ATI drivers to be Mobility drivers.
     
  5. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. Do you know which will give me better results running games?
     
  6. ag227 macrumors regular

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    or you can use the updated drives no ati's site made especially for bootcamp, they do provide an improvment over the bootcamp drivers from disk and allow the use of ati catalyst control centre
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Any ATI drivers after 7.12 (7.12, 8.1 or 8.2) will improve performance from 10-50% depending on the game. New set coming out in a week or two (8.3).

    That would work too but the bootcamp drivers are at least one rev behind (not that big a deal really).
     
  8. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much. How do you know this, is there a site I can visit for news and advice?
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I use these drivers myself. Look at the end of this thread. Or use the bootcamp drivers on ATIs site. When you get to the "Which Operating system?" list, scroll to the bottom.
     

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