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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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13" MacBook Pro and gaming

Any feedback or insight as to how the 13" MacBook Pro Retina handles gaming?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:17 AM   #2
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Any feedback or insight as to how the 13" MacBook Pro Retina handles gaming?
Look up HD 4000 gaming benchmarks, that will give you a general idea. Expect the rMBP performance to be slightly lower due to additional image scaling overhead.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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went from my loaded PC gaming rig (i5 2500k, Radeon 6970 2GB etc etc) to a 13" cMBP.

For the most part I can play the same games I used to play. Admittedly I was a little worried about going from a dedicated GPU to an integrated 4000, but it handles itself quite nicely.

Games I have tried out on the Mac:
League of Legends
Diablo 3
Starcraft 2
Bastion
Lord of the Rings Online

The 13" games adequately, don't expect mind blowing fps, but it wasn't a big disappointing going from a fairly high-powered desktop to a much more compact solution.

I have yet to try gaming in bootcamp.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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I got World of Warcraft to over 30FPS on my 13 inch retina MBP. I am a very casual gamer, so that works fine for me. But I imagine that hard-core gamers will want a laptop that has a dedicated GPU to max out all the effects. I scaled mine back to the lowest, then went up from there until I arrived at a good balance between performance and prettiness.
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