new 15" macbook pro with AMD graphics and BootCamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikerahl, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. mikerahl macrumors newbie

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    Hi, all. I've been reading about all kinds of issues that seem to be coming up when running the new Macbook Pro with the AMD graphics chip. Has there been a graphics driver update released lately for windows that resolves these issues? Or are they still causing problems?

    I'm planning on buying a 15" retina macbook pro in the next couple of weeks or so, but wanted to make sure this wasn't going to become an issue.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    No issues here. AMD does not have the drivers on their website, so the only way to get 'em is via Boot Camp Assistant.
     
  3. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    No issues here either and I've done a lot of gaming on mine. Just as stable as my old 750M rMBP.
    No driver updates yet sadly, I'm hoping for one when AMD releases a bunch of 3XX series chips...
     
  4. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Also not having any issues. Been playing GTA V and Diablo 3 with no issues
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 6502

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    Windows 8.1 Can't change desktop resolutions. I get poor performance in most games.
     
  6. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

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    How much of a difference between the 750M and the AMD? Gaming/real world usage... There were a lot of varying thoughts out when it was first released, but not much anymore. Curious now that people have been using it more. Worth the upgrade from the 750M?
     
  7. ApoorvPrem macrumors regular

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    I would want the AMD over the Nvidia just for the hope that they would have rectified the damn Logic Board issue.
     
  8. superlawyer15 macrumors regular

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    Also AMD is supposed to play a lot better with Metal, which was just announced for the new version of OS X.
     
  9. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't played many games, but it works flawlessly so far as I can tell in Windows 10 Preview. There was a driver update that came down via Windows Update specifically for the 370x a few days ago as well. I'll run some benchmarks tonight when I get home and see if things have improved.
     
  10. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    Actually do you guys have right click on the trackpad?
     
  11. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    I do... works the same way it does in OS X, two fingers are right click, one is left.
     
  12. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    It's not working for me. Shoot... I'll try reinstalling bootcamp drivers.
     
  13. Vermifuge macrumors 6502

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    Did you enable right click from the BootCamp systray icon?
     
  14. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Take a look at this - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7061852

    I followed it and am now also playing GTA V at max resolution with superb performance!
     
  15. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    No, I don't have the tray icon anymore. I did after the first boot, but not after that. Weird...
     
  16. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link virginblue4. I'm already getting 60 FPS+ on the one game I play, Fallout: New Vegas (1600x1200), and it's 35 FPS+ on full resolution (2880x1600).

    I don't notice a difference between default Boot Camp drivers and the driver I got from Windows Update.
     
  17. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    There is a noticable difference but lately I have been having throttling issues, I will be taking my laptop to the Apple store as I'm not really happy about it. It's strange my 750M used to get pretty hot but was fine and didn't throttle, this laptop seems to throttle at a much lower threshold.
     
  18. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, finally got a chance to run a benchmark. Sorry for the delay. In Windows 10 build 10130 with the most updated everything, I ran the Ultra Street Fighter 4 benchmark last night. Once at full resolution, and once at full resolution with 16x FSAA. This is probably the most demanding game I have right now, (until Arkham Knight finishes installing) but it isn't exactly Crysis, so the results should speak for themselves.
     

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