MBP not good enough for GTA 4 EFLC

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

  1. gordonyz macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2009
    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

    Apr 13, 2010
    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

    May 12, 2006
    London, UK
    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

    May 2, 2010
    512 MB FTW ;] You can also try installing newer drivers.
  5. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    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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