Retina Nvidia Graphics Update (Bootcamp)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -BigMac-, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys :D

    A new graphics update (306.02) for the rMBP has been released, promising significant performance improvements ;)

    Excitinggg :D
     
  2. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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  3. NikkiJayne macrumors regular

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    So, is this only for installation on Windows? (I've had a Mac for 2 weeks, I'm still learning new stuff!)
     
  4. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    yes, you won't ever have to worry about drivers for the OS X.
     
  5. NikkiJayne macrumors regular

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    Ace, cheers!
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    why not read one post above this one. it's bad enough nobody can seem to find solutions on their own...they can't even the thread they are posting in???
     
  8. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so far i'm seeing about a 20-30% increase in frames at native resolution. about time we get some drivers :D
     
  9. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    Is display dimming enabled with this Beta version? I can't seem to get mine to work on any drivers after the 300 series.
     
  10. Drask macrumors regular

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    20-30% increase in what exactly?
     
  11. entraik macrumors 6502a

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    we need retina support in windows are 1920x1200 resolution via drivers!
     
  12. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Lol chill out, I did read it. You never mentioned anything about it being more compatible, and when I went to download it it was very slow so I just went with the official one.
     
  13. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    the official one wont work, yet,
     
  14. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone post some videos with the fraps counters with these new drivers?

    So fraps running (but not recording. just showing yellow fps counter) and then shot from an iphone or something, and then upload it to youtube! thats the best way to gauge gaming performance because fraps recording kills it.


    I would love to see the performance in games like at 1080p resolution (retina native is unreasonable with modern games.. even for 650m);

    Guild Wars 2
    Battlefield 3
    Crysis 2


    thank you! (im someone who is on the fence about getting a retina MBP.) there has been lots of hypes about these drivers. they didnt improve for me:(
     
  15. NSTforYoMama macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Win 7 and also received the "No compatible hardware found." error. I'd love to use this though.


    Just for future reference. While using Bootcamp, what is the best way to know if there are drivers updates available for your Mac hardware. Is it the Apple Software Update program?
     
  16. SchuettS macrumors 6502

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    Did you download the driver from post #6 w the modded .ini file? Worked fine for me.

    Played BF3 for a few hrs earlier today.
     
  17. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    When will nvidia release OFFICIAL drivers instead of beta? I don't know wanna take the risk.
     
  18. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    in games.
    I play League of Legends. Before it was only playable at 1680x1050. Now i can play full native resolution 2880x1800 no worries. 60 frames per second.

    Also Battlefield 3 has improved dramatically
     
  19. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Forizzle? The 650M has been amazing for me on GTA 4, Just Cause 2 and Portal 2. If it gets even better then that's just icing. I'll try the modified driver now.
     
  20. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    With any luck, Nvidia will have some actual, non-beta, drivers out by the end of the year.

    Would love to know if it improves GW2's performance, but I wont hold my breath, as its poor performance is mainly down to poor optimisiation.
     
  21. Rupam macrumors newbie

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    does any one tested if it is working for win8 .. last week i tried to installed win8 but i could not find drive for 650M so i roll back to win 7 but at that time 306.2 was not released ..
     
  22. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

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    anyone here tried gw2 with these drivers on their mbp15s who can make a video with framerate and all settings maxed?
     
  23. MiG123 macrumors newbie

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    hi guys, any idea whats the official channel to receive this driver update given its an actual release from apple and not just another modded inf driver(pls correct me if im wrong). tried apple software update in bootcamp which returned no updates.
     
  24. Drask macrumors regular

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    That's weird, I also play LoL and I was able to get 60 fps at max resolution with everything in high but no shadows (I don't like shadows :p). I'll try some other games later.
     

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