Installed New nVidia 8600GT Drivers for MBP - Big Difference w/COD4

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Spliff, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Spliff macrumors regular

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    I've been holding off on downloading and installing these drivers for my MBP as I thought I didn't really need them, but last night I thought what the hell and did it anyways.

    Before when playing COD4 on my MBP 2.2GHz (128MB VRAM) I used to see alot of artifacts (looks like actual garbage/shrapnel flying around while playing) which was tolerable but a good indication that the MBP was just barely up to snuff for the game. After installing the new driver, I noticed that the performance is much better, and that the shrapnel is finally gone. Game runs alot smoother.

    For anyone who has the MBP, I highly recommend this install if you want to play any of the latest games. I should have done this a month ago and now regret comtemplating.
     
  2. jakeguy99 macrumors regular

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    I am running it on a 2.4GHZ MBP and it runs amazingly well, i do also have the driver updates installed and i usually range from 90-150fps. great game, but the driver updates really do help and should be implemented.
     
  3. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, updated the drivers via laptopvideo2go with whatever the latest is 169.14 I think...
     
  4. Val-kyrie macrumors 65816

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    Mac Video Drivers

    Are there any video drivers--even "unofficial" ones--for the Mac OS (Leopard) or must we rely on an Apple driver update?
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    What are your settings to run 90-150fps?
     

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