I haven't been able to find much in the way of gaming benchmarks under bootcamp for a core 2 macbook pro, so I did my own. http://truffle666.livejournal.com/121481.html For the lazy I will cut-and-paste below: Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Gaming Benchmarks I wanted to do some gaming benchmarking of a Core 2 Macbook Pro in Windows using boot camp. The purpose was to allow a realistic evaluation of the Windows gaming capabilities of a Core 2 Macbook Pro. I mirrored all tests on my boyfriend's Dell XPS M1710. This is not a comparable lap top, it has a Geforce 7900 GTX GO. This represents the almost-highest end representation laptop gaming performance, and it should blow away the Mac on all benchmarks. I'm sure I'll get flamed for comparing the two but the point was to compare the mac to something that would highlight how it compares to a more gaming oriented machine. My computer: * Core 2 Macbook Pro 2.16Ghz * 2 Gigs of ram * 128mb Radeon X1600 Pro * Windows XP Service Pack 2 + Boot Camp 1.1.2 Fear Performance Fear has a built in performance test. I tested Fear on max settings with 1440x900 resolution. I received a warning that the settings I'd chosen I did not have sufficient video memory - oh well I'm not here to test on low settings. Resolution was set to 1440x900 with max textures. Macbook pro performance: 13 fps average XPS performance: 56 fps average at 1600x1200 resolution. I was not able to get the XPS to match the macbook pro's resolution. XPS outperforms Macbook Pro by over 4x. Additional commentary: I tried testing with medium texture size at which point I didn't get the warning about not having sufficient memory. At that point I got 15fps. Quake 4 Performance For this test I ran again with max settings on 1440x900. I used "playnettimedemo id_demo001" with "com_showfps 1" to track my fps. My video settings were "ultra settings" with 4x anti aliasing and dual core cpu enabled. Macbook Pro Performance: Quake 4 does not have aggregate statistics. Observing framerate during the demo it appeared to be between 12 and 20 fps the vast majority of the time, spiking higher during periods of very low activity. XPS Performance: Basically always at 60fps. Quake 4 seems to be capped there. I was able to set the XPS to 1440x900 resolution. XPS outperforms Macbook pro by over 4x. World of Warcraft World of Warcraft is one of the most important games to demo, and it also has a widely varying framerate. This results in many pointless comments like "ZOMG MY FRAMERATE IS USUALLY 40fps!!!!" The point is to compare in a consistent framerate challenging situation. In Ashenvale in Raynwood Retreat at coordinates (53,45) is a moonwell. Sitting in the moonwell while looking through the entryway arch seems to thrash the FPS on many computers including my old desktop PC. At 1440x900 here are my results: Macbook Pro Performance: 17.5fps XPS Performance: 60fps. World of Warcraft is capped at 60fps. XPS outperforms Macbook pro by over 3x. Side comments - I played with my settings to try and find good "bang for the buck" settings. I found leaving everything maxed, except minimizing anisotropic filtering and tweaking down spell effects a little produced the best overall results. I also tried the same benchmark under OS X and got about 14 fps. Conclusions The XPS generally outperformed the mac by more than a factor of 3. The full extent to which it was outperformed was not accurately measured as Quake 4 and WOW both cap FPS.