Can the 2011 13" MBP handle any gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Scope1230, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Scope1230 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2011
    I was wondering if the MBP 13" 2011 can handle MW2 or blackops cuz I don't know if I'm going to game or not. Thanks for the help.
  2. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I can play COD 4 with 75-125 FPS with a special config at 800x600 resolution. It doesn't look that good, but I'm used to my games not looking good.
  3. csjo00 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
    I game on my 2010 13" MBP. You really have to tweak performance settings, and it depends on the game. I assume the 2011 will do better.

    But I don't play FPS or anything like that, that depend on higher performance.

    I played through Sims 3, Starcraft 2 (campaign only, as multiplayer got really bad when lots of units were on screen), and Civ 4.
  4. Ieo macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    I played L4D 1&2 just fine via steam on my core i5 13" (I was even outputting to a 23" 1080p monitor). Once I get my replacement machine (original had a dead pixel right in the middle of the screen that was bugging the hell out of me; apple is swapping it out no problem), I'm going to try civ5 (I do own starcraft 2, but I didn't get a chance to install it before I sent it out for the swap. This guy ( says SC2 runs just fine.
  5. AH88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2011
    Not meaning to high jack this thread but figured I should ask here instead of making a new thread.
    How would the 2011 13'' MBP handle an older game like Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines or maybe TESIV: Oblivion?
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    it should handle it fine on low to mid-low settings without any problems
  7. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  8. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    It won't have any problems with both these games. I used to play Oblivion with 9400M. I also played through Fallout 3 on 9400M and it was enjoyable. People really overrate the GPUs for modern games... while its true that a good GPU is required to play at very high settings/high resolutions/AA/FRAPS recording, a mediocre GPU will do just fine with most games on good settings.

    I mean, HD3000 can handle Crysis on a decent enough level:

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