Radeon Pro 460 MacOS v Win 10 (Bootcamp)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CleanFeed, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. CleanFeed macrumors member

    CleanFeed

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    I just wondered, are people getting the best performance from the Radeon Pro 460 in MacOS or Win 10 via Bootcamp?

    I'm quite happy with mine so far (MacOS) but just acquired a Win 10 Pro license. I'm contemplating BootCamp but my main motivation to do so would be for better GPU performance with some light gaming. (I'm by no means a 'hardcore gamer').
     
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    #2
    Bootcamp. Example, Witcher 2 (yes, it's old but I want to finish it before 3) can run on higher settings in Bootcamp vs Mac.
     
  3. capelesshero macrumors member

    capelesshero

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    Location:
    Chino Hills, CA
    #3
    Seems as though MacOS limits the performance of the GPU, so playing games on Windows through bootcamp is your best bet.
     
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    #4
    I know Valve has done work over time working with Apple to improve performance on Mac, but it's undeniable that the AMD spends a lot of engineering work improving driver performance for specific games on Windows. Apple does not do that.
     
  5. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

    SoyCapitanSoyCapitan

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    #5
    Older APIs, nothing optimal for gaming, it's not made for that after all.
     
  6. rwstgermain macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    #6
    Yea - I ended up just spending $500 and upgrading my gaming machine to current architecture because I gave up trying to game on my new Mac.

    460 works well for a majority of Steam games like DODS and I played Civ without any problems.
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #7
    Windows drivers are better optimised and so are Windows games, so of course you are going to get better performance in Windows. Maybe in 2-3 years, if Apple fixes Metal (and devs take it seriously) or hopefully adopt Vulkan, the performance will be the same.
     
  8. CleanFeed thread starter macrumors member

    CleanFeed

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    Thanks for this, I did it yesterday and getting great results so far. I updated the drivers using bootcampdrivers.com and followed the instructions to make sure the Radeon Pro 460 isn't down clocking. So far been getting great results and haven't seen any GPU temps above 70 Celsius.
     

Share This Page