13" MacBook Pro and gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dannyTV, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. dannyTV macrumors newbie

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    Any feedback or insight as to how the 13" MacBook Pro Retina handles gaming?
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  3. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. JellyFish macrumors regular

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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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