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Increase frame rates in UT2004 on multi-CPU Macs
Authored by: Graff on Apr 14, '04 01:45:19PM

Of course this hint will only help you if you are playing games locally. If you do this and then join a game hosted on someone else's machine this hint can actually slow you down.

Dual processors do give you some boost over single processors since the operating system can run some tasks on one processor while your game runs on the other processor. In addition I'm fairly certain that Unreal Tournament 2004 does load some tasks to the other processor, such as sound. This helps your framerate a bit over a single processor system. You can test this theory if you have Apple's CHUD tools installed. In the Hardware preference pane of System Preferences you can turn off one processor and compare how the game runs on one processor verses two.

I'm lazy so I'm not about to go through with this testing but I'm fairly certain you'll see that dual processors do provide some benefit even though these games don't have full SMP support.



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