Underclocked GPU

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BattleMac, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. BattleMac macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2006
    So it seems like the 'books have a underclocked GPU compared to the desktop brethrin ie the macbook GPU is slower than what is on the Mac Mini and the MacBook Pro is slower than what is on the iMac(and the iMac is slower than an Acer, and other laptop with the same chip).
    Now I have solution. Unfortunatly I cant do much but give out ideas. So it seems like PC users have the ability to use custom stable GFX drivers that overclock the GFX's GPU to either what it should be or to a safe faster level example would be those omega drivers for ATI and Nvidia cards Now if this could be possible maybe macbook owners install gfx drivers of a mac mini and Macbook pro people do the same with imac drivers and see if that gives an increase? If not then some of the more tech savy people who we became to love and trust maybe make custom drivers to give us non-mac defualt speeds? If this can be done on a mac running XP or in parallel why cannot it be done to a mac in the actualy os
  2. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I personally use ATIccelerator to overclock my X800XT to X850XT speeds, and it also works well on the 9700 Mobility found in my Powerbook.

    There is a general Graphiccelerator app (same link above) which works with most NVidia cards.

    There's not a massive difference in performance, but I like knowing I'm getting a little bit extra from the card.
  3. bloodycape macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
    Battlemac is refering to the intel mbp and imac which both use the ATI X1800. The problem arises that ATIccerator does not work with the newer ATI card or intel macs.
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    I'm sure you mean the ATI Mobility X1600 ;)
  5. reckless_0001 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    Soo... does anybody know how to overclock them from Mac OS X?
  6. BattleMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2006
    the truth will be heard

    btw that software is horrible option for intel mac owners

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