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Snow Leopard graphics update addresses frame rate issues

updated 05:35 pm EDT, Tue August 17, 2010

Fixes for Team Fortress 2, Portal

Apple has released a graphics update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The download brings stability and performance improvement for a variety of applications and games. Frame rate issues have been addressed in Portal and Team Fortress 2 on certain Macs, while a crash bug has been fixed in Aperture 3 and StarCraft II.

The Snow Leopard graphics update is now available directly from Apple's support site or via Software Update. [Download - 65MB]

by MacNN Staff



  1. RoosterJuice

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Such amazing gaming rigs

    3 fps in SCII... no wonder flash runs like c***.

  1. bdmarsh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    yay, going to install tonight

    just about an hour to download and install, likely another hour of testing, and I'l see how much of a difference it makes.

    my GeForce 8800 in my MacPro was suffering from an issue where the game would run ok, but would suddenly get choppy when loading a new game, or the in-game 3D cinematics. When this happened, it would affect performance of everything else running on the MacPro.
    Normally Starcraft 2 would only use about 2 cores, and everything else I had running the other 2 cores would run just fine.

  1. bdmarsh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    doesn't fix all SC2 issues

    While the frame rate may be a little smoother in StarCraft 2, the one bug where after loading a single or multiplayer map, or a cut-scene (on the fly 3D) the frame rate tanks, and the entire computer slows down. To get performance back to normal you have to change resolution to any other res, then back, or exit game and load it again.

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