Valve Claims Frame Rate Improvements of Up to 120%

Posted on August 18, 2010 by

Apple released a Snow Leopard Graphics Update yesterday and Valve is now reporting a frame rate increase on their games of 15% to 120% on some newer Mac hardware.

From Valve:

We are seeing dramatic performance improvements on iMac (Late 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac mini (Early 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2009), MacBook (Early 2009 and Mid 2010) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010) models. Depending on the game, video settings and the hardware, we have measured frame rate improvements from 15% to 120% on these systems. On older systems, we are generally already operating at the limits of the hardware, so it is not obvious that any significant performance improvements can be achieved in the future.

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