Worse graphics performance after 10.5.6 (MBP)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fabiano, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    Anybody else experiencing poor graphic performance after the update? I used to play Age of Empires 3 in the Highest settings (with AA off), now I have to push down some settings, in order to have a decent frame rate! this sucks :/

    I have an Early 2008 MBP.
     
  2. TRaymond macrumors newbie

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    Yes...I am.

    I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro and use mine for video editing (not gaming). At anyrate, I spent some time at the Apple store today. After speaking with the "Genius's", I came home and started some testing.

    -- Clean Install of OS X from install CD's....
    -- Go to www.apple.com/movies and watch the Day the earth stood still trailer.
    -- In Quicktime, use Movie Inspector. Movie is encoded in 29.97 FPS...Actual playback frame rate.....29-30 FPS.

    so far so good.

    -- Update to 10.5.6.
    -- View same movie as above. Frame rates now 15-20 FPS.

    Interestingly this only occurs if I have the "Higher Performance" option set in Energy Saver. "Better Battery Life" will yield the proper Frame Rate of 29-30 FPS... It appears that there is some kind of incompatibility with something in 10.5.6/Quicktime that the 9600M GT video Card doesn't like.

    HELP!!!!!
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    No problems here. On 10.5.6, on 9400 and 9600, the day the earth stood still 1080P trailer plays at 30 solid all the way through, full screen and in a window that is bigger than my display.

    EDIT: My apologies. I was using VLC. Quicktime is giving me the same results the above poster is getting. 20-ish fps on 9600, 30fps solid on 9400.
     
  4. TRaymond macrumors newbie

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    AHA!!! I knew I wasn't going crazy. My concern is what else is affected?

    IE: If I'm using Final Cut Express or IMovie...am I not getting the rendering performance that I should be? Seeing how everything is so closely tied to Quicktime.

    I'm too new to know and I've been working on this for like 2 days now trying to troubleshoot it. :mad: & :confused:
     
  5. Michael Baker macrumors newbie

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    Safari graphics corrupted (again)

    After installing the 10.5.6 update, the graphics in Safari are corrupted again on my MacBook Pro 17" high res. This was a problem with the 10.5.2 update, and then Mac seemed to fix it. What gives?
     
  6. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I'm updated to 10.5.6, currently using the 9600 GPU and watched the HD1080 version of the day the earth stood still. I get ~27 FPS but still not the full 30.
     
  7. TRaymond macrumors newbie

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    Are there any Apple "Genius"'s or any Apple Engineers that monitor these forums? IT would appear that there is a problem here.

    TRaymond
     

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