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Hello guys,

I installed Sierra yesterday and this is the first time I'm running a hackintosh. I wanted to play league of legends on this build (the only game I play) but I got 30FPS in game and when I lower the settings nothing changes in the fps (about 10FPS gain when it's on the lowest settings) Well my question is is this normal, or do I still need to install something?

Specs:
CPU: i3-4160
RAM: 8gb-1333mhz
GPU: MSI gaming GTX-660
Mobo: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5

EDIT: I have installed Nvidia's web drivers.

[Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place]
 
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Hello guys,

I installed Sierra yesterday and this is the first time I'm running a hackintosh. I wanted to play league of legends on this build (the only game I play) but I got 30FPS in game and when I lower the settings nothing changes in the fps (about 10FPS gain when it's on the lowest settings) Well my question is is this normal, or do I still need to install something?

Specs:
CPU: i3-4160
RAM: 8gb-1333mhz
GPU: MSI gaming GTX-660
Mobo: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5

EDIT: I have installed Nvidia's web drivers.

[Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place]

You don't need web drivers for GTX660. GTX 660 support natively with SMBIOS 14,2. I don't have any experience with games.
 
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thank you for your reply, I just deleted the web driver, I still get 32FPS in cinebencz (other people get 44) I downloaded an app to see my CPU and GPU usage and only the GPU was on 100%, so it is quite strange...
 
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Cinebench is completely CPU bound, it's not reliable at all as GPU benchmarks. You're most likely held back by your slow CPU.

Well I used a usage monitor while running cinebench and it showed that my cpu wasn't using 100% and my GPU was using 100% :(

EDIT: I see you have a r9 280, do you know if you can play league of legends on your pc with that GPU ?
 

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I would try repairing corrupt game files:
https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en...ow-Frame-Rate-FPS-Troubleshooting#section-mac

I would expect a modern i3 3.6GHz processor with a GTX 660 to be giving you no problems in a game like League of Legends. There can be problems with some ports of games and a recent patch (7,1? in January) gave many people problems - check the games forum if you haven't already.
Might give this a try when LoL isn't working after the re-install I'll keep you guys updated (prob in 10 mins)
Cinebench won't fully utilize your CPU but just use a single thread.

I don't play LoL, so I don't know, sorry. Don't have macOS on that system at the moment anyway, since my SSD has failed recently. :(

Well just re-installaed Sierra and got 45FPS in cinebench, now downloading league of legends and hope for the best



EDIT: Just started a custom game and got 77-100 FPS, but with some screen stutter, can be from League.
 
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Stutter can come from the CPUs first core maxing out (hitting the rev limiter on a car/bike engine can have a similar appearance) Try using Intel Power gadget to check what the CPU is doing - if t is hitting 3,6 GHz then this may be seen in stuttering effects on screen. it could be something else but check the CPU first.
 
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Stutter can come from the CPUs first core maxing out (hitting the rev limiter on a car/bike engine can have a similar appearance) Try using Intel Power gadget to check what the CPU is doing - if t is hitting 3,6 GHz then this may be seen in stuttering effects on screen. it could be something else but check the CPU first.
Mhhh, I just played with another champ and had no stutter kinda strange, but intel power manager showed 100% CPU usage when I open the league client and goes down when I close it. So that might explain the still somewhat low fps on medium setting, going to look in cpu power management topics, or will buy another CPU
 
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