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Why am I getting poor performance on iMac?

Hey guys,

Quick question. I have a pretty new iMac with the following specs:

Model: iMac (Mid 2011) OS: OS X 10.9.2 / Bootcamp Windows 8.1 64bit Processor: Intel i7-2600 3.4GHz RAM: 16GB Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M

I have installed UE4 and it runs on both the OS X & the Windows (bootcamp) sides of my computer. The problem, is the performance. Whether I'm in OS X or Windows, the performance in-editor and in-game is horrid. Even after turning all the rendering settings to low, I'm still getting at max 15 fps. This is without anything else running and tons of memory available. I just don't get it. My iMac handles most games and graphic intense applications on high or very high settings, but for some reason UE4 is too much even when set to the lowest settings.

Anyone experiencing the same thing or have a solution?

Thanks in advanced!

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asked Apr 01 '14 at 11:44 PM in Installation & Setup

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Hey mitchtreece,

Check out this information an iMac user posted about upgrading his performance and see if it works for you: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/18693/info-only-for-imac-users-it-may-help.html

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

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answered Apr 01 '14 at 11:54 PM

avatar image mitchtreece Apr 02 '14 at 01:47 AM

Hey Ben,

Thanks for the help! Unfortunately this didn't resolve my issue :( Any other tips?

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We apologize that we were not able to resolve this post at the time it was created. We have since improved our systems and workflows to provide better coverage going forward. Many changes have occurred to the Unreal Engine since this post was made, so we are marking this as Resolved for tracking purposes. If you still require assistance with this issue, please let us know. If the issue has changed in any way, we recommend you create a new post.

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