Does plugging in your mac change something?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bruenor9, Mar 30, 2014.

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  1. bruenor9 macrumors newbie

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    So, new to the whole macbook thing, only had it for a few days. Im on a 13 inch RMBP 8gb ram 256SSd version.


    Anyways the only game that I play was is league of legends, and I get a solid 60 fps when playing plugged in. But if Im at 100% and I take out my charger it drops to 30 fps. Any idea why it does that?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    When gaming the demands for power exceed what the battery can output so usually it will step back on performance.

    When plugged in you will notice a slight drain to the battery at the same time the full mains power will be used to power the system.
     
  3. bruenor9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh alright, yeh it kinda sucks that i have to leave it plugged in now
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Think of it this way..

    It's a compromise, the laptop would have to be heavier and thicker if a larger battery was used and the power brick larger too. It's a balance
     
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