Ways to increase fps in 3d games?

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

  1. killswitch1698 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    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


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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

    Jan 30, 2008
    Or upgrade CPU, RAM, or video card, if possible. Obviously not in an iMac though.
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    Yes. Run Windows :)

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

    Jun 9, 2009
    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

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    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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