I have a new iMac. I have been playing Quake Live. When I play I get either 85 fps, or a weird effect where the framerate starts at 125, then drops to 85fps and builds up again to 125 fps.
Changing the screen resolution to 400x300 produces the same result. So the machine is render bound.
I thought this was odd, so I ran quake on the same machine under bootcamp running Windows 7. I get a rock solid 125 fps and a better connection over wireless.
My Quake is configured correctly on both systems (ie.
com_maxfps etc..), I use Chrome as my browser on both systems.
So the question are:
- What exactly is stopping the Mac performing as well as Windows?
- Is there a way to improve the Macs performance?