MBP not good enough for GTA 4 EFLC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gordonyz, May 16, 2010.

  1. gordonyz macrumors member

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    I have 2.4G 15" MBP with GT330M.
    With 1024x768 and low settings and viewing distance of 3 (in order to prevent 256MB VRAM overflow)
    I was only able to get 20fps on average, 14-16 sometimes.
    Will 0.5G VRAM do just fine?
     
  2. vasuba macrumors member

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    Newer Games that are not designed to be low end friendly have very little chance of running well on a Mac. Apple just doesnt care enough about GPUs or to at least offer a better GPU option
     
  3. SansSociety macrumors newbie

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    GTA IV runs at about 35-40 fps for me on all medium, view distance of 20.

    i7 with 512 vram.

    Make sure you have the laptop propped up a bit so the vents are clear. I know that was dragging down my framerates because the vidcard was too hot.

    Lower than 30 fps seems a bit slow on low settings with that view distance.

    The 330m gt is a decent card - not the best - but certainly doesn't warrant the generic "Apple doesn't care about graphics" refrain.
     
  4. dr4g0n macrumors member

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    512 MB FTW ;] You can also try installing newer drivers.
     
  5. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, first thing I'd say would be to check you have the latest video drivers. You can get them from here.
     

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