2016 rMB Gaming performance, compared to 2015?

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  1. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all

    Anyone have any benchmarks/details on the gaming performance on the new skylake Retina MacBook, as compared to the 2015 Broadwell version?

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  2. rixard macrumors member

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    I am waiting for tests on games AND my m7/512 - I'll do some tests when I get mine if someone doesn't beat me to it.

    I usually play:
    * Minecraft
    * Left 4 Dead 2
    * Counter strike: GO
    * Old DOS games and emulated consoles
     
  3. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Try Civ 5 if you get the chance and have it :)
     
  4. Ovedius macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to hear how Starcraft 2, Invisible Inc, Deus Ex Human Revoution (this one is a stretch, I know), Homeworld Remastered and Civilization 5 run if anyone have any of them.
    :D
     
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  7. keviig macrumors 6502

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    I was about to post the exact same question. Would love to hear if the less throttled nature of the Skylake chips make the difference in gaming performance more than the 25% Apple quotes.
     
  8. Ovedius macrumors 6502

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    I'd also love to see how Pillars of eternity runs on the 2016 MB.
     
  9. keviig macrumors 6502

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    My guess would be whatever fps the 2015 rMB runs it at x1.25-1.4 (apple/intel performance increase claims).
     
  10. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually seriously impressed by how well that Broadwell rMB performed! Considering its size and that it's completely fanless and using iGPU it's quite something. I'm guessing Civ 5 will be entirely playable judging by that.
     
  11. lite426 macrumors regular

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    How much higher frame rates does new Macbook get on left 4 dead compared with old?
     
  12. rixard macrumors member

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    I'll test left 4 dead as soon as I get my computer. It's projected for may 4th to may 9th.
     
  13. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Anyone with M7 able to test WarThunder on minimum settings? Or Diablo 3 please?
     
  14. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in how the m7 performs as well. Very well may sway me to get the rMB over the upcoming rMBP. Wasn't impressed by my 2015 1.2ghz rMB that could barely run smite, a dx9 game on low.
     
  15. in Cider macrumors member

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    I hope this is truly the case, I would upgrade my 2015 immediately if I see 40% increase in OpenGL games.
     
  16. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    I'll be able to test Diablo 3 sometime this week when I get my rMB, though it'll be with m5 instead of m7 and under OS X instead of Windows, so whatever the result is, expect it to be a bit smoother since m7 has slightly higher iGPU clock.
     
  17. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Don't expect miracles as (at least under windows) the HD515 is just a bit slower than the HD6000 on my 3 year old rMBP13, which is only barely playable in most newer games at the lowest settings. Be prepared to game at 720p...or 10+ year old games like HL2.
     
  18. keviig macrumors 6502

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    True... +25% on such a small number of fps to begin with doesn't suddenly make it good for gaming. Even the Iris 6100 in my 2015 rMBP won't run any newer games at decent resolution/graphics/framerate. But older games, or 2d games will work just fine.

    I just tried Dark Souls 3 in bootcamp Windows 10 for ***** and giggles, and i barely managed 25 fps at 800x600 everything at the lowest setting
     
  19. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    Well that's fine being that the scaled resolution is 1280x800 on rMB. The 2015 wasn't even able to handle low on most games.
     
  20. kitt9000 macrumors member

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    Hi there, I don't post here much (a "lurker?"), but just received the m7 macbook yesterday. Overall, a notably smoother experience just getting around the OS. However I am not much of a gamer..but one of my fav games on the mac is Batman Arkham City, quite old now. Sorry to say that even with the upgraded specs, and at 800x600 with all settings to low (literally everything checked off), the game is barely playable and has frequent frame drops and slowdowns...really unplayable. My 13inch macbook pro 2015 (which I was considering selling) with i7 and iris graphics, runs it at 1440x900 (i believe is default) with "high graphics" without a hitch. I'm not a gamer really, but was hoping it would be able to do this one. Otherwise, still some stutter with high graphic websites but overall very impressive performance compared to the 2015...overall smoother. Also did an iMovie conversion of an .mp4 file (a 2 hour video) took about an hour and 40 mins to convert and really kept pace well with the macbook pro 2015. In fact with video conversion, the macbook pro's fan came on the entire time and the battery drained very very fast...macbook was maybe 5 mins slower but kept its battery going very well. and of course silent. That was impressive. So I think its still the graphics card that not quite capable but the m7 processor seems to be doing its job.
     
  21. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    My 2012 rMBP 15 was the last decent performing Apple laptop when it came to gaming for it's time. The most recent dGPU's in rMBP have all performed almost at the same speed. Hopefully Apple is able to get Polaris into the next gen rMBP 15 to end this stagnation...
     
  22. keviig macrumors 6502

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    I agree! I sincerely hope AMD pulls off Polaris. Nvidia needs some serious competition in the mobile GPU market.
     
  23. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    Was Arkham played on Mac OSX or bootcamp btw?
     
  24. kitt9000 macrumors member

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    MAC OS, downloaded via App store during one of their sales last year. I guess the bootcamp windows version would have been faster.
     

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