17" MBP WOW Performance

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Staufman, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Staufman macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2007
    Hey all! Question that I hope someone can answer. I am finally getting my 17" MBP soon, just shipped out today!

    Has anyone with a similar machine run WoW at the native resolution of the 17" with most graphics options up all the way? 1920x1200 would be awesome for playing WoW. I'm curious of the performance because i'd love to hook it up to a 46" 1080p LCD that I have.

    I am getting the 17" MBP with the 2.93GHz processor, and 7200 rpm hdd. The rest is stock. I am also playing WotLK, so it has that graphics bump as well.

    I completly understand that this is not a gaming machine and I'm not expecting 100fps at max settings, wow is my only non-console gaming vice. I'm just looking for a playable framerate at as close to max settings ad possible.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Uma888 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2005
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Iv got the same model except the 7200rpm hdd

    max setting on windows vista i get 30fps. In dalaran i get 15-20. Raids are about the same (Naxx). Bear in mid i have like 100mbs worth of addons

    Sorry i havent installed wow on OSX so im not sure what the performance would be like
  3. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Buddy of mine from works plays on his 2.53, 2gig unibody MBP and I've seen him full power on the GT card run 25 to 35 FPS in Dalaran and well over 60 FPS out flying around farming for herbs or whatever. I was impressed with how well his MBP ran it all things considered.
  4. adamvk macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    On my bottom of the line Macbook Pro I play WoW Natively on OSX, and I usually average 30-40 with the 9400m, and 50-60 with the 9600m GT.(1440x900) So you should be fine with the 17" Macbook Pro. Wow is not a graphics intense game at all, so I wouldn't worry if I were you.

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