Ways to increase fps in 3d games?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by killswitch1698, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. killswitch1698 macrumors regular

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    Hey all.

    i know that changing your resolution and increasing RAM will increase framerates, but are there any other different ways to do so?

    any help would be appreciated :D


    iMac G5 1.9Ghz PPC 17" 1gb RAM (x2 sticks of 512mb)
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    Depending on how full/big your hard drive is, getting a newer and larger one can help a little.

    There are only two ways to increase FPS in games:
    1) Upgade hardware.
    2) Turn down graphics settings.

    What more are you looking for?
     
  3. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Or upgrade CPU, RAM, or video card, if possible. Obviously not in an iMac though.
     
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Yes. Run Windows :)

    Obviously not on an iMac G5, though.
     
  5. killswitch1698 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well i have been playing WoW lately and i was looking for like a 1gb RAM upgrade....you think that will so the trick? on avarage i have been having like 10-18fps, and for some reason when i go to northrend (wrath of the lich king (3rd expansion pack)) i get 1-3fps....unless my character is facing a wall with nobody near by...if i need to change my resolution then so be it, but i would rather play with better quality :)
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    On a Mac, the best way to increase FPS is to get a new GPU (on any computer). The weak graphics cards are usually the performance bottleneck.

    A single core CPU and 1GB of RAM will cause a performance hit, upgrade to a dual core and to 2GB of RAM.
     

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