Civ 6 on the max

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by dukebball16, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. dukebball16 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2017
    I just bought civ 6 for my MacBook Pro 2016 with a touchbar and I am scared that my mac is getting too hot. Will my mac overheat, or is this a normal occurrence?

    Thank you
  2. kbearh macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2014
    I played Civ 5, then Civ 6, on my 2013 Macbook Pro for the entire life of the machine (about 4 years), and currently play Civ 6 on my 2017 Macbook Pro. It will get alarmingly hot, pretty much every time. Like, so hot if you rest it on your lap you need a book to keep it from burning your legs.

    But after researching it in 2013, and being told it was normal for the Mac to disperse heat in this way, I stopped worrying about it. And 4 years later, I don't believe it affected the life of the machine in any noticeable way (except making the fans work harder, and thus probably leading to more dust inside the computer). (So make sure to keep the air intake ports on the side as clear of dust as possible--it really does make a difference.) But that was just my experience, everything I read online does say heat can affect the life of your CPU, so really take it with a grain of salt.

    A difference I have noticed w/ my 2017 machine, is that the CPU throttling when it gets too hot is actually way more noticeable. So keep that in mind if you're finding the game performance fluctuating.
  3. WhiteKnightMac macrumors newbie


    May 21, 2017
    United Kingdom
    I don't think you have anything to worry about. Looking at the way that model of MacBook is built that looks like the way the heat-sink has been designed to dissipate the heat. Macs are very clever and will auto-shutdown if they do get too hot.
  4. KAR025930 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2017
    Civ 6 was the game that finely convened me to upgrade from my 2014 base MacBook Air. My Air would get pretty hot, but it'd also take like 5 minutes for the computer to take its turn later in the game. So I just got a base MacBook Pro 2017, and while the speed is there it still gets pretty warm, but I can still play while its laying on my lap. Part of the Macbooks thermal dispersion is through the chassis, this is normal.

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