Taking Orders for FPS Benchmarks with Games

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  1. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

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    So I have thought of a neat way to share those people who want to buy a Mac and was wondering their performance in gaming on a Mac, just request a game and a benchmark as well as some modifiers.

    I have a Macbook Pro 15.4in 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM 1066Mhz, nVidia 9600MGT 512MB VRAM and a 320GB HD Max Resolution 1440x900 using laptopvideotogo drivers.

    Running the following games on Bootcamp:

    CS:S
    Garry's Mod
    Test Drive Unlimited
    Armed Assault
    Battlefield 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Flight Simulator X
    Crysis
    Joint Operations
    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2 Episode 1 + 2
    Portal
    GTA SA
    GTR2

    I know it isn't much and most are old but it can be helpful to some people who are prospective Mac buyers.

    So post what game benchmark you would like to see such as:

    "Call of Duty 4" 1280 x 1024 All High Settings 4x AA"

    then I would post something like 60fps average, 90 max, 28 min.

    If you have a Steam Game that you would like me to try out on your account, PM me and we can go through the steps.
     
  2. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Call of Duty 4 1440x900 AA 4x everything on except soften smoke

    Crysis 1280x800 AA 0x everything high shaders and shadows medium
     
  3. tominated macrumors 68000

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    crysis warhead 1280x800 16xAF 0xAA everything enthusiast
     
  4. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    COD4 (First mission, Cargo Ship): Min 19 fps Max 70 fps Avg. 44.5 fps

    Crysis (GPU Benchmark looped twice, I used the DX9 all high hack so it may have affected these numbers): First Run Avg 22 fps, Second Run Avg 24 fps, Avg 23 fps
     
  5. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, should have mentioned, regular Crysis, not Warhead.
     
  6. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind me getting picky, I'm curious to see what you get in FSX, with the following settings:
    Graphics: everything max except with 16 bit color (ie, the highest resolution that ends in x16)
    Aircraft (Exterior Settings): All checked
    Scenery: Terrain and Water settings maxed, Scenery Objects sliders in the middle of the range except Autogen Density off (the lowest setting)
    Weather: Cloud Draw Distance 60mi, Detailed Clouds
    Traffic: All 0.

    Thanks. FSX is really picky about settings...changing one little thing can have huge effects on FPS with little effect on quality.
     
  7. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FSX: Min 16 Max 46 Avg 30

    Some notes: Measured by flying a Cessna out of San Francisco Intl', flew by the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Some parts during the flight was stuttering due to massive amount of HD reading times the game demands for the insane textures.
     
  8. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Wow! ... really appreciate the time you're taking on helping everyone!

    Mind running the Bioshock demo and seeing what kind of FPS you get with everything high, 1440x900 res, and 4x AA?

    Also, how do the Source games run? I'd be curious to see how Team Fortress 2 runs with max settings.
     
  9. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Counter Strike Source (full res, all high): 83.76fps 16x AA 16x Aniostropic Filtering (Video Stress Test)

    Garry's Mod (Uses Orange Box Engine also all high 16x AA 16x Aniostropic Filtering): Min 43 Max 82 Avg 72

    Bioshock Demo: Min 21 Max 60 Avg 30 (constant 30 fps, very smooth and playable)
     
  10. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! That's right about what I was expecting, which is a few more fps than I'm getting.
     
  11. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There were a lot of settings to toy with but so I just got lazy and put the ones you did not mention on high. So it might be a little different to your exact settings.
     
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    could you do test drive unlimited 1440x900, medium settings, 2x aa?
    Thank you very much for your time, could you maybe do it with the 9400m also just for kicks? Thanks again
     
  13. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi there adamvk,

    I did the benchmark per your settings. Since there isn't a benchmark mode in Test Drive Unlimited, I just did a single player cruise around. These FPS are numbers when viewing the back of the car (the camera right after the bumper). Here are my results.

    City driving (Honolulu): 30 fps
    Driving with lots of trees: 37 fps
    Driving in the open: 53 fps
    Average: 46 fps

    Now for me, I like to drive with 4x AA High Quality with HDR off, and I get these... average 35 fps, which is still highly playable.

    I cannot run the 9400m on the Windows side (Apple doesn't allow you to).
     
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    Ok sweet, Thank you very much.

    I'm gonna get the low end MacBook Pro though (but prob w/ 4gb ram), so what would you estimate my frame rates would be? Everything there -10?
     
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    What are you using to benchmark these games? I use Fraps.
     
  16. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No the 256MB vs 512MB RAM is hardly any difference in any of these games. Unless you are driving 1920x1080 or higher (like a 24in or 30 in), I would not worry. You'd see like at most a -2 fps difference.

    Yes, I am using Fraps. I run the benchmark to get an FPS every second, it saves it to a log file and then I can analyze this afterwards.
     
  17. eXan macrumors 601

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    Oh this thread is awesome! :D

    Could you run Unreal Tournament 3 at 1280x800 with everything maxed and no AA? Thank you very much :)
     
  18. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I personally do not own the game, but will try to see if I can get a demo version of it.
     
  19. eXan macrumors 601

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    O, don't bother then. The demo won't let you use max settings :(

    Thx anyway :)
     
  20. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I had the demo downloading. Would you still like me to test or should I just cancel it?
     
  21. eXan macrumors 601

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    Cancel :)
     
  22. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any other game you would like me to benchmark?

    If it is a game that I don't own, try linking me to a demo or Steam game etc...
     
  23. Rotsu macrumors member

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    Wow man thanks alot for your time, this is exactly what i wanted to see.

    could you please try gears of war.
    1027X768
    everything on high
    DX10 effects OFF

    THANKS ALOT!
     
  24. dnjmarlboro macrumors member

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    @itisme1760
    Do you bench under XP or Vista (32/64)?

    Thanks
     
  25. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    But I'd also have a 2.4GHZ cpu instead of your 2.53GHZ, would that make a difference? And what about if it was only 2GB of ram as well?
     

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