2.0 Alum Macbook good enough for gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gnikcjack, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. gnikcjack macrumors member

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    I don't really understand the benchmarks, so will there be a huge difference with regard to games?
     
  2. ATimson macrumors regular

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    Compared to the old MacBooks, yes, though I don't think they'll be as good as the old Pros were.
     
  3. Aniki macrumors regular

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    Depends. For WoW, starcraft, spore, CoD4, Yes. For crysis, Fallout 3, oblivion (or at least not setting EVERYTHING to low and smallest resolution), You would be better off getting a pro. Some new games like starcraft 2 may work, but if you want to run all the latest games. Get a 2.4 GHz regular. A refurb pro (cheapest one can run crysis on high), or if your willing to shell out more $$$ get the new pro. It all depends on your needs. Lack of firewire may not be good for you as well.
     
  4. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    If you are buying a laptop primarily for gaming stay away from the Macbook. Either go with the Pro or a PC.
     
  5. Paramecium macrumors newbie

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    Unless you're talking about really high-end games like Crysis, the new MB's are fine. I can run games like the Sims 2, X-Plane, and WoW with almost every setting maxed out and still get around 25-30 fps.
     
  6. ATimson macrumors regular

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    Crysis is admittedly high-end. But there's a huge span of games that have come out between Sims 2 and WoW, three-plus years ago, and now, which probably aren't going to run that well on max settings. ;)

    You also have to consider that most games would have to be run in Boot Camp (a pain), or in a VM (slow), whereas there are Mac ports of all three games that you mentioned (which is what I assume you're running).
     

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