shocked at the 460 radeon fps on Skyrim?

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  1. esaelias macrumors regular

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    so I seen a lot of people get decent fps on Skyrim...I downloaded Skyrim special edition and it optimised it at low quality

    I was getting around 20 fps....cmon the 460 cannot be that bad?
     
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  3. esaelias thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes thats the only way you can install windows on Mac?
     
  4. Swisspo macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking Skyrim was available for MacOS. My apologizes.
     
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    why are fps lowww
     
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    The only game I have ever even attempted on a Mac is WOW. I know what Macs are capable of, and gaming definitely isn't on that list. I have a separate PC I built to game on. Not the answer you are looking for though, and I apologize for that.
     
  7. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the resolution is too high? What is the resolution set to?
     
  8. Zadillo macrumors 65832

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    Yeah, what resolution is a big question. Most games seem to struggle armature resolution, but can be more comfortably played at 1900x1200.
     
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    i realized what the issue was.... i had the special edition and that HOGS the graphic card...i just downloaded the normal skyrim and can play all ultra on 2880 x 1800 on around 40-45 fps which i quite decent
     
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    Sucks to say, but you might be better off playing the original release of skyrim if you don't have a dedicated gaming rig
     
  11. esaelias thread starter macrumors regular

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    i know tbh its not that much difference ive got the normal one now and decent fps
     
  12. Zadillo macrumors 65832

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    I'd still consider dropping the resolution down. Trying to play Skyrim SE at native is too much, but I bet you could get more playable rates at 1900x1200
     
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    droppin it to that resoltution wont be good on the special edition but can the human eye tell different between 1900 x1200 and 2800 x 1800?
     
  14. Zadillo macrumors 65832

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    I'm not sure why that wouldn't be good on the special edition. It should still look pretty good and you'll get the benefits of the better lighting, etc.

    I think the human eye can certainly tell the difference but especially at the 15" screen size the difference between a game at native res and at 1900x1200 isn't really that different.

    Most of the MBP Radeon 460 gaming videos on YouTube show a pretty big boost in playable framerates from dropping resolution like this.
     
  15. esaelias thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok nice one mate

    but i downloaded the one last nigght special edition i only got 23 fps lol but i dnt know if it was 1900 x 1200

    if i cant tell the difference ill lower it

    you got 460?
     
  16. Zadillo macrumors 65832

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    Nope, not yet....just been doing a lot of research on the capabilities of these models.

    Good luck, I'm curious to hear how Skyrim SE works for you at a lower res.
     
  17. esaelias thread starter macrumors regular

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    ii report back shortly
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    ok I can see its not as crisp but I get a 60 fps stable...drops to 55 now and then this is on the normal skyrim....I will download SE one topnight
     

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