Nvidia 306.23 drivers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by X-Ravin, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. X-Ravin macrumors regular

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  2. ibebyi macrumors member

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    nice find :) haven't tried them yet but downloading now
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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  4. fpsBeaTt macrumors 6502

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    How do they perform compared to the standard BootCamp drivers?
     
  5. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    Awesome news.

    The last beta drivers were a huge improvement over the crappy Apple one. Was getting around 40fps on GW2 maxed out at 1920x1200.
     
  6. X-Ravin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well 3dmark11 showed almost no difference before and after.
     
  7. imperialnavy macrumors regular

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    The way i see it, these drivers improve performance in certain games, not necessarily in benchmark utilities. :)
     
  8. X-Ravin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't disagree, 3dmark is just an easy way to quantify for whatever it's worth (not much :p)
     
  9. pikkashoe macrumors regular

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    i just finished installing win 7 using boot camp.

    Do these drivers just install or are there any mods that need to be done in order for these drivers to work on my retina???
     
  10. RS2 macrumors member

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    Can these drivers also be used with Windows 7 or 8 in a VM (Parallels or VMWare Fusion)?
     
  11. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't VM virtualise a GPU and not the 650M?
     
  12. sciguy macrumors newbie

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    And thus i can't run nfs game with vmware. Anyone know the fix?
     
  13. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    They should. Otherwise download the nvwi.inf file from here:

    http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/178-30x-series-geforce-driver-release/

    And replace the original configuration file before installing.

    Unfortunately, display dimming is not supported with these drivers. Best to leave the rMBP on AC power while running Boot Camp.
     
  14. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Can you confirm that brightness control is lost when using these drivers? I think 100% brightness is too bright TBH.
     
  15. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    Well, I own a MacBook Pro 13" 2010 model with an NVidia GeForce 320M, but the NVidia 306.23 driver package is identical to that for the 650M. On my system display dimming didn't work with either the default configuration file or the one provided by Laptop Video2Go. So I'm assuming rMBP owners will have the same issue.
     
  16. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    My brightness controls work just fine with these drivers.
     
  17. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I just installed and the brightness controls still work.

    :)

    I think when you install, you use upgrade and NOT clean install. Then it retains the brightness setting.
     

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