Can My Macbook Pro play Games

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shanx499, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. shanx499, Dec 27, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014

    shanx499 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2014
    Hi All,

    i was wondering if you are able to help me out.

    I have a new MBP 13' bought around Sept 2014. i would like to play games on it but i am not to sure if it capable of doing so, well i am more worried if i play games on it, will it destroy my MBP?

    specs of my mac book pro 13':

    processor: Core i7 (I7-4578U) 3.0 GHz (duo core)
    graphics:Intel Iris 1536 MB
    ram: 16GB

    i have run borderland 2 on my MBP but it gets hot pretty quickly and you can hear the running. should i worry about the heat?

    would you recommend me to play games on this MBP?

    your response will be much appreciated.



  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    Of course it's capable of playing games and won't be destroyed by it.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  4. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Its not the best-performing computer if gaming is all you want to do, but you will certainly not damage it by playing games.
  5. JohnyBoi88 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    There are tools on the internet which make it easier for the user to monitor the heating and fans. Some even allow you to customize the RPM of your fan which helps with the heating problems.

    The laptop should be fine though

    Go and game away :rolleyes:
  6. taelan28 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2014
    There are much more knowledgable people here than me but I'll throw in my thoughts.

    Its gonna get hot. The fan is gonna come on and since its aluminum its going to feel hot. Playing on you lap can get hot but your legs can act as a quicker heat sink than air. Everything in the Retina is soldered in. You can play for a long time but at some point its gonna get worn and torn on... so instead of 5+ years of life you may get 3-4... again thats just opinion and thoughts thrown out there. I also dont think it can be good for the battery being drained so quickly while running games.

    I'd like to play some LoL, but I got a PC bang across the street with a massive screen and a comfortable chair to sit in. The few times I play at home I turn down the settings so the fan isnt huffing and puffing and the stress is overall less despite being able to push it higher with good frame rates.
  7. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    Just look in the Mac App Store at all the games, why wouldn't it be able to play a game
  8. shanx499 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2014
    thanks all for the replies, you have been helpful. this is my uni laptop so i will be mainly using it for VMs and other assignments.

    i will close this thread. i will play a game here and there on he laptop the same time.

    Thank you all for your response :)

  9. joshlalonde macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2014
    Don't worry man. I play games on my MacBook Air just fine and that thing is even thinner than the Pro. The fans turn on (and they are audible), but a minute and they should turn off again after you quit the game. Your Macbook will get hot, but it won't ever get so hot that it damages itself. It would shut down before that happened.

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