New Nvidia 306.02 Beta Drivers

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  1. taedouni macrumors 65816

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  4. entraik macrumors 6502a

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    actually I take that back. It works fine!

    I just wish retina worked @ any resolution with the new drivers.. sigh.

    1920x1200 still looks blurry in bootcamp
     
  5. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    what do you mean?

    Most games support 2880x1800
     
  6. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    lol good luck playing anything decent at those resolutions
     
  7. entraik macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not talking about games. Just general text on websites, etc.
     
  8. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    actually, most games are quite playable, gump!
     
  9. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    Go boot up BF3 on Medium or High and see if you get more than 10 frames a second.

    You sound like you know nothing when you say stuff like this
     
  10. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    no.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrbNFSanv2E
     
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  12. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Ya it is.
     
  13. kurayami88 macrumors newbie

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    not sure if i can recommend it...

    windows performance index reports 7.2 score... compared to the 305.53 drivers @ 7.3 score

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    btw, was playing prototype with it, noticed the flying particles on event portals are missing using this driver...
     
  14. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    just tested on mine. still getting 7.3 after installing 306.02 and re-running the test.
     
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    How about playing a game before saying this! Most games run maxed at 1920x1200 some run very high or maxed at 2880x1800. Just because you think you know what you're talking about, or don't know how to tweak doesn't mean you are right. I have been using my rMBP as my main gaming machine since I got it with NO problems.

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    There are many games that run perfectly at that resolution. I'm currently playing Dark Souls at 2880x1800.
     
  16. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I do know what I'm talking about. Games can be played at that resolution but most high intensive games wont run well at all(the video I showed proved that). Unless you lower all the graphics settings. And what are your graphic/detail settings and FPS? Post a video showing us how "dumb" we all are. I dare you to try and run The Witcher 2 at that resolution.
     
  17. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's different from game to game. The bf3 video that showed 40-ish fps for 1080p had it on auto which looked like to be a mix of medium and low settings.

    A game like dark souls is not as taxing because it's only upscaled. The port was not well done because it actually runs as a 1024x78 game
     
  18. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot about that. The game only runs at 720p lol.
     
  19. leman macrumors 604

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    Guild Wars 2 performance has clearly increased. Getting around 40+ fps, 1920x1200 high settings, the game looks stunning.
     
  20. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

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    thats great to hear.

    this game is AMAZING. TRULY, AMAZING.
     
  21. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    the Witcher doesn't run 100% on massively beefy machines. But it will run extremely well with the right settings. But no, not at native res. MANY games do run well at native.
     
  22. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    He means anything in windows looks blurry, because the pixel density of the screen is to high for the resolution it's displaying. So any resolution below 2880 * 1800 looks blurry.

    The problem is that windows unlike Mac OS doesn't support pixel scaling i.e.:
    Using the monitor at a 1440 * 900 resolution with everything in windows scaled up. This would be ideal but you can bet your ass nor apple or microsoft are going to put in the effort to make this work on the rMBP.

    Even the drivers provided in bootcamp are somewhat the bare minimun, apple really doesn't feel like making the windows experience better than on Mac OS X which in terms of company value makes sense I guess.
     
  23. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Sure with low settings.
     
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    You don't seem to understand that games do not need to be played at the full resolution of 2880 * 1800, games look more than well beyond what is considered good quality at 1920 * 1200.

    If I get the option to play at 2880 * 1800 this is fine, and I welcome it. But this doesn't mean I am required too... I can play at 1920 * 1200 too, but then I can crank up the settings alot more.
     

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