4K Crysis 3 Gaming in BootCamp on the Late 2013 Mac Pro with 6 27 Inch Screens [4K]

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maclover69, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. maclover69 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2013
    4K Crysis 3 Gaming in BootCamp on the Late 2013 Mac Pro with 6 27 Inch Screens

    Pretty cool!

    Guy set this up to show what the mac pro can do. Not because he actually plays it like this.

  2. Sinx2oic macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    Cool, thanks for the link not bad, is that using D700. As his unboxing link does not seem to be his unboxing?
  3. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    That's what 7970 crossfire gaming is like.

    While its cool on a Mac, its 2012 PC
  4. macsForLife macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2008
    Very cool, not even a top-spec system either. Love this thing more and more every day.
  5. Sinx2oic macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
  6. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    Good Video. Here's a GTX 780 TI Comparison

    I'm quite surprised at that, the Anandtech benchmarks seem to imply that performance would be around the same as a single GTX 780 TI, but if you look at the video below it looks to be between a single and dual GTX 780 TI's.


    The performance of the nMP is better than I thought it would be, but it's still a damn expensive way of gaming. I'll be sticking with my mini as a desktop and s separate PC for games for now as it doesn't make sense to consolidate yet.
  7. Merlin65 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2014
    I don't think anyone is buying a nMP purely for gaming. It is a secondary role but it is good to see what it can do and it looks like it can do better than was initially thought.
  8. dermike macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tried some gaming yesterday in Windows 8.1... Battlefield 4. 1920x1080 on Ultra settings. The nMP got very hot and the fan went on max after just a few minutes. Is this normal? Haven't been gaming on a PC for 15 years maybe, so I have no idea hehe... I wasn't expecting the fan to go so loud so fast at only HD resolution.
  9. Anim macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2011
    Macclesfield, UK
    I have heard people that have been rendering for hours with all CPU's maxed out and they can hardly hear it. The posts are in the forum somewhere so knowing yours was loud after a few minutes is.....different. My PC is the same but I thought the nMP was almost silent under heavy load :confused:

    Edit: Might want to run a CPU and GPU temp monitor if you can find one?
  10. Sinx2oic macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    I find my 2009 mac pro with a EVGA GTX 680 SC, is not very loud in OSX but in windows 7 the 680 revs up a lot! Think most people have been rendering for hours in OSX not windows - so wonder if that makes a difference?.

    You got your nMP yet Anim?
  11. mikeezero macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    I too would be very grateful if somebody could post more feedback on noise levels when gaming in windows.....

    TBH I cannot see how even this machine does not make some noise when its been put through its paces by a game like BF4, my Hackintosh was like a bleeding jet engine when any taxing game was launched.

    Don't get me wrong I have not bought this machine for the purpose of gaming but it is a nice addition to have especially when the Core 6 D700 combo seems so adept, however maybe wishing for this little tub of goodness to do this in silence was always a step too far?
  12. lesferdinand macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2013
    Mine starts pumping out hot air after a few minutes too. I wouldn't call it loud. It's not as loud as my 2010 MacBook Pro when that runs a game for example. But it is definitely noticeable, compared to the near silence when browsing the web, doing basic photo editing, etc. for example.

    But given that Crossfire is enabled in Windows, both GPU's will be used, no matter what resolution you pick for a particular game. I'm no expert in this particular area, but my understanding is games push GPU's as hard as they can. If you use a relatively modest resolution, it'll push up the framerate as high as it can. And if the two GPU's are being pushed, the thermal core will get hot and hence the fan speed increase.
  13. Anim macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2011
    Macclesfield, UK
    Feb - Still Processing :mad:

    haha grrrr
  14. dermike macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Yeah that must be it. Wouldn't call it loud, but its definitely going on max.. and gets very hot. Gonna try without crossfire next session.
  15. dermike macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tried Tomb Raider in OSX in 4K resolution on Ultra settings. Fan was quiet as a mouse. Weird, or just Crossfire doing it's thing in Windows.
  16. Onmybikedrunk macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    So what was the framerate? This is important man!
  17. Sinx2oic macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    I have just been playing Cysis 3 on my nMP 8 core D700 1TB

    With every single thing maxed in the game (2560X1440) and I mean everything I am getting 25fps but just dropping a few settings gets me 60fps OR MORE these cards are really impressive for gaming.

    before I was using a superclocked 680 on my old mac pro (2009) and D700 crossfired are def better.

    for example I am getting 90-120FPS in Battlefield 4 Max settings D700
    and got 55-70fps on my SC 680

    I would go into more detail but want to play more :D
  18. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    It depends if they render with OSX or Windows. I notice that on OSX, even under heavy applications the nMP controls the fan RPM very well. However on Windows, it cranks up the fan much faster.

    I've been using SolidEdge for some animations and it does get hot but the 13" MBP next to it is still louder. :D

    With games, the nMP simply cranks up the fan to max (presumably) and it becomes a portable chimney :cool:
  19. thedot macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2014
    The reason it gets louder when you play through bootcamp is that bootcamp supports Cross Fire (which uses both GPUs simultaneously). Cross Fire isn't supported in OSX (yet) and hence the "thermal core" only needs to cool down one of Firepro cards and the processor during gaming.

    With Cross Fire enabled in bootcamp the "thermal core" needs to cool down 2*Firepro cards being fully used + the processor at once.

    I've got a hex/d700 combo myself and I must say that it's a tough little beast to play video games on ^^

    You do hear it when the fan runs at max speed, but I'd still say that it's amazingly quiet, especially considering the size & performance. When I play games that doesn't need the extra juice I disable CF and then it's whisper silent (even after hours of gaming :))

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