2014 13" rMBP runs Cities: Skylines like molasses. How can I correct this?

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  1. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a

    Dekema2

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    Ever since I was born in 1996, I have used slow computers. Whether it was an IBM Aptiva, Compaq Presario or a 13" MacBook Pro, I have had frame rate issues and I can't seem to figure out a fix.

    Upon running the program I get around 15-20 FPS, and this is just by eye measurement. Surely there is a way to increase performance, no? The stats are in my signature.
     
  2. tubeexperience, Jan 14, 2017
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    tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    You need a laptop with dGPU.

    I suggest a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming for $800.
     
  3. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    As the post above says you need a laptop with a dGPU. Laptops with iGPU's don't tend to handle gaming very well.
     
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    There's the issue.
     
  5. Dekema2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What desktop PC can run 2017 games at a decent speed under $500?
     
  6. an3s, Jan 16, 2017
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    an3s macrumors newbie

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    None

    But descent is quite subjective. For me there are no <$500,- computer systems incl keyboard, mouse and monitor that can run 2017 with decent rate's.
     
  7. eroslws macrumors 6502

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    BYO PC if you follow sales and buy parts at the right time. The most important thing is your GPU and will set you back about $200. A more reasonable budget is $800.
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Find a gamer that is upgrading. You may be able to pickup a deskside PC with GTX 970/980 Broadwell/Haswell i5 for under $500. I have one I am taking apart that will do GTA at 70 fps.
     

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