Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:10 PM   #1
macrumors member
Join Date: Feb 2010
My take on the RMBP fan noise and gaming with Diablo III

I felt I should post about this after my experience with playing Diablo III on my new RMBP for the past several days.

First off, I'm not sure if Diablo III has already updated to Retina quality or not. All that I know is that when I loaded it up the other night and started playing...I was absolutely blown away! There is SO much detail in the game (although I've only been playing single player so far) and the fps has been so good I haven't noticed anything bad about it at all! (not sure what gps in getting. Just loaded the game, started playing, and it's never been less than stellar)

Now it is an intensive game so the fans of course will kick on like their supposed to. However, even on high I notice that the fans have to be somewhere between 40%-50% quieter than last years model. With that being said, there is ALWAYS going to be noise. This is not due to bad fan design though as fans themselves dont actually make too much noise. Moving air fast creates noise. That's how it is, that's how it's always going to be. Ever heard of a noise-less wind? But as I mentioned it's a great improvement over the last generation and Diablo III is such a joy to play on the new RMBP.
Smiller4128 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:29 PM   #2
macrumors member
Join Date: Jun 2012
exactly, the noise of the rmbp comes more from the flow of air itself than the fan. The flow of air makes noise as it goes through the system components and the vents. This is a huge improvement because the noise of airflow is way less disturbing than the noise of a fan imho.
For me that's one of the greatest feature of this laptop
alexiszorba is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rMBP 15 (2013) Fan Noise JAISULLIVAN MacBook Pro 1 Oct 14, 2013 01:18 AM
rMBP temperature on Diablo III golf1410 MacBook Pro 9 Sep 10, 2012 12:33 PM
Fan noise when gaming on Retina MBP rambosamboo MacBook Pro 15 Aug 17, 2012 12:22 PM
diablo III on rMBP? marcolino MacBook Pro 20 Jul 9, 2012 02:52 PM
MBP Retina fan noise: 45,3dB in Diablo 3 (German review) Arni99 MacBook Pro 1 Jun 14, 2012 06:36 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC