Windows Running witcher 2 on bootcamp

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a 15" macbook pro with retina display. I mostly want to use it for school but i also want to play games on the side. I really want to play the witcher 2 but all i see online is ranting about horrible performance. I was wondering if i ran the game with windows 7 on bootcamp how well the game would run?
    These are my specs
    intel core i7 2.6 ghz
    8gb of ram
    nvidia gtx 650m graphics card (1gb)
    i heard there was a driver issue for the 650m but is that only for running on mac?


    Also i have an xbox 360 so is it possible that it will run better on that?
     
  2. MRU
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    Your 650M and decent CPU / memory in the rMBP should allow you to run the game at decent settings at 1920-1080p at around 30fps.

    Don't run in Native retina resolution ( it's too high )

    Yes it will look better than the Xbox 360 version. (Which is equivalent to a Sub 1280x720 resolution, low-medium settings, 20-30fps gameplay)

    Run at high settings, do not try running with Ubersampling - this is for massive GPU's in SLI style mode. It kills performance on nearly all but the most elite systems.
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok ill just buy the game since its only $20 so it's worth risking that it might not work.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    There's no "risk" involved. It ran well even on last year's model. You not only bought an extremely powerful computer but an upgraded model of it, so I'm surprised you don't know that already. :) Enjoy!

    I'd suggest waiting a bit though because its frequently been going on sale for about 7 dollars recently and should again soon.
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    You can't believe everything you read online. :):) I've got a 2011 MBP and it runs all the big name games wonderfully- Planetside2, Skyrim, GuildWars 2. Disclaimer, no it does not run them at top resolutions.
     

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