Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 13, 2013, 03:25 PM   #1
BuCkDoG
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
World of Warcraft Concerns.

Hello everyone. I recently purchased a Retina MacBook Pro (Early 2013) with the 2.7 Quad i7, 16GB RAM, and 512 SSD (SanDisk). I am curious as to how it runs on World of Warcraft. I did read the thread sticked at the top of the page but that really hasn't been updated since last year. I would really like to know how the expected performance is at Retina Resolution (2880x1800), the expected CPU and GPU temps, a comparison in Mac as compared to windows, and as well as the stability of the game running on the GT 650M. Seeing how the GT 650M is over clocked by default, I am anticipating that it should run fine, however much of that GT 650M is spent driving the Retina resolution. If anyone has any information that would be willing the lend and hand and assist me this would be wonderful.
__________________
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.7 Intel i7 16GB RAM 512 SSD
iPad 3 16GB WiFi + 3G White
iPhone 6 16GB Space Gray
BuCkDoG is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2013, 03:50 PM   #2
cluthz
macrumors 68040
 
cluthz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Norway
Send a message via MSN to cluthz
At full retina res, no.
At HD or 1680x1050 res, probably very well.
__________________
-tb
MacBook Air 13" i5 osx10.7.5
HackPro 4.3GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX780GHz Edition, 3x SSD , win7+osx10.9.2
cluthz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2013, 04:01 PM   #3
Hastings101
macrumors 68000
 
Hastings101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: blargh
I haven't updated the WoW section for a looong time but the system requirements/performance section should still be spot on for most of the game as the MBP hasn't been updated yet. In the "new" Mists of Pandaria content your frame rate might run lower than the guide says as it was made with Cataclysm in mind running with the Mac's graphics settings put at medium. Can't really help you past that, you'll have to test for yourself if you want to know more.

As for the Windows vs Mac you'll probably see better performance on Windows due to better graphics drivers (not much though). Also, your Mac WILL run hotter under Windows due to Apple's iffy Windows support and could have stability problems. You'll have 0 problems if you play under OS X
__________________
Please use
continuous
text
Hastings101 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2013, 04:14 PM   #4
DaveNinja
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
you can run fine (30-40fps) in the highest resolution if you turn the graphics slider from "Ultra" to "high" (or whatever is a step below Ultra).
__________________
15" RMBP 2.6 GHz
DaveNinja is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14, 2013, 02:34 AM   #5
Leonavice
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Currently running WOW on 15" rMBP. It works fine but there is slight screen tearing and jerkiness. The best way to test this is to go to Valley of the Four winds, above the cooking dailies and fly around. You will see what I mean.

Previously artifacts also appeared when flying above Stormwind for example but it is largely resolved in 5.1. See this video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhBLgZg3u2M
Leonavice is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 02:13 AM   #6
SingularityG
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonavice View Post
Currently running WOW on 15" rMBP. It works fine but there is slight screen tearing and jerkiness.
Have you tried enabling vsync?
__________________
sINGULARITY uNIVERSE
SingularityG is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 09:35 AM   #7
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
People still play WoW?
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 03:04 PM   #8
Kissaragi
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
mop does push the computer a lot more than before but it should run fine.
Kissaragi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 04:17 PM   #9
Dirtyharry50
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
People still play WoW?
Hell yeah we do!
Dirtyharry50 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 04:33 PM   #10
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyharry50 View Post
Hell yeah we do!
Honestly I talk to my WoW addicted friend about the game which is what she thinks about most of the time...
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 05:08 PM   #11
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
People still play WoW?
Yep, but not as much as I used to. Not as much free time and the game design/play is much more casual now. I'm surprised you never came back.
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15, 2013, 09:16 PM   #12
Leonavice
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingularityG View Post
Have you tried enabling vsync?
Vsync is enabled, but the FPS dropped to about 15.
Leonavice is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 16, 2013, 02:24 PM   #13
TallManNY
macrumors 68000
 
TallManNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
I miss running an instance. I was a tank in vanilla and for a few years after that. Great fun having the responsibility of getting beat on and hoping your healer was going to come through for you. But haven't played in years as things got too busy and I couldn't get the crew together.
__________________
Mid-2011 3.1GHz i5 iMac (6970m); HP Spectre (Win 8.1)
BBRY Q10; iPhone 6; iPad Mini-R
Apple Stockholder (a nice dividend, stock buybacks and cutting edge innovation? yes please!)
TallManNY is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 12:05 AM   #14
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
Yep, but not as much as I used to. Not as much free time and the game design/play is much more casual now. I'm surprised you never came back.
I remember the encouragement and appreciated it. But once I quit the second time, that was it, time to move on.
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 07:03 AM   #15
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
I remember the encouragement and appreciated it. But once I quit the second time, that was it, time to move on.
I never understood that . Each expansion is like a new game. You play it for a while until you get tired of it and then you quit until the next expansion.
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 09:52 AM   #16
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
I never understood that . Each expansion is like a new game. You play it for a while until you get tired of it and then you quit until the next expansion.
Oh, I think it became been-there-done-that in a new setting. Of note, I've tried several MMORPGs since and none of them has stuck. WoW set a standard I've yet to see matched.
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 11:09 AM   #17
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
Oh, I think it became been-there-done-that in a new setting. Of note, I've tried several MMORPGs since and none of them has stuck. WoW set a standard I've yet to see matched.
There is some of that but I doubt you would recognize much of the game from when you played last .

If you are burned out on that type of game in general, I understand.
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:23 PM   #18
DaveNinja
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonavice View Post
Vsync is enabled, but the FPS dropped to about 15.
are you all up to date on firmware updates?

there was some combo of buttons to push to reset something that had to do with the EFI. I used to have to do that before playing and it would change the FPS from 10 to 40. but a firmware update fixed the problem
__________________
15" RMBP 2.6 GHz
DaveNinja is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 08:34 PM   #19
Leonavice
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveNinja View Post
are you all up to date on firmware updates?

there was some combo of buttons to push to reset something that had to do with the EFI. I used to have to do that before playing and it would change the FPS from 10 to 40. but a firmware update fixed the problem
Haven't tried it on my rMBP since 10.8.2 actually, as now I play it on my iMac instead.
Leonavice is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 09:19 PM   #20
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
There is some of that but I doubt you would recognize much of the game from when you played last .

If you are burned out on that type of game in general, I understand.
Besides new settings, changes in game mechanics? My hard core friend, spends a couple hours a day doing whatever it is to gather what she needs. But she is into serious raiding.
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2013, 10:52 PM   #21
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntn View Post
Besides new settings, changes in game mechanics? My hard core friend, spends a couple hours a day doing whatever it is to gather what she needs. But she is into serious raiding.
Other then the new classes, they re-wrote the existing character classes (changed the talent system, powers,etc). They also added a lot including farming, scenarios (10 - 15 minute mini three person instances where you don't need a healer or tank), looking for raid, etc. They also expanded on the professions.

The game is mush more casual now and it doesn't force you to be on all the time unless you want to. Some nights when I play, I'll just log on, say hi to people, do some farming, do a scenario, check the AH and then log for the evening (20-25 minutes). With the looking for raid feature, you can even do some raiding if you feel like it without being in a guild that raids.
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2013, 05:06 AM   #22
BuCkDoG
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Thanks for everyone's responses. The game actually runs perfectly fine on retina resolution with around 40 FPS. The only time it dips down is if I'm running a 25 man Raid and I have to change it to 1900x1200 and I get around 90 FPS. The temps are around 84-90 with fans spinning at 4500-5200. Overall a great experience.
__________________
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.7 Intel i7 16GB RAM 512 SSD
iPad 3 16GB WiFi + 3G White
iPhone 6 16GB Space Gray
BuCkDoG is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2013, 06:45 AM   #23
Nightarchaon
macrumors 65816
 
Nightarchaon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
People still play warcrack O.o i got bored after the lich king expansion, and quit completely after cataclysm (was hoping the reset of the world would refresh my interest, but i guess i outgrew the grind) laughed my head off at the kungfu panda add on and pokemon update i read about
__________________
iWatch in action http://media.joe.ie/wp-content/uploa...ael-Knight.jpg
MacBook Pro/iPad Mini/TV1/iMac/iPhone5
Nightarchaon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:58 AM   #24
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightarchaon View Post
People still play warcrack O.o i got bored after the lich king expansion, and quit completely after cataclysm (was hoping the reset of the world would refresh my interest, but i guess i outgrew the grind) laughed my head off at the kungfu panda add on and pokemon update i read about
You have no need to comment on it then. The OP was wondering if the current version would run well on his hardware. Not if you approved of the game or not.
Plutonius is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2013, 12:05 PM   #25
Dirtyharry50
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
You have no need to comment on it then. The OP was wondering if the current version would run well on his hardware. Not if you approved of the game or not.
You tell them! I now want to log in and hug my Panda and play with my pets. Yep, a 54 year old man likes pandas and virtual pets! Some kids never grow up!
Dirtyharry50 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OS-neutral: World of Warcraft Tech686239 Mac and PC Games 16 Feb 22, 2014 11:21 AM
OS X: World of Warcraft on your new Retina... performance? UnixMac Mac and PC Games 3 Nov 22, 2012 02:39 PM
World of Warcraft 5.0.4 Caviar Mac and PC Games 29 Sep 14, 2012 11:46 AM
World of Warcraft on 2012 Air? SlickShoes MacBook Air 7 Aug 3, 2012 12:22 PM
World of warcraft on a 2012 MBA Resseh MacBook Air 0 Jun 21, 2012 05:20 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 PM.

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

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC