Gaming and fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Vazza, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Vazza macrumors regular

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    Although I'm not planning on gaming often, how noisy does the 2016/2017 15" MBP get when playing for extended periods with games like BF1 in boot camp? Does it get to an unbearable temperature like my mid 2010 MBP used to?
     
  2. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Playing Civ VI the fans do run quite a bit, but they are extremely quite. Really only notice if the sound is off. Computer can get warm, but nothing major.
     
  3. Patcell macrumors 6502

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    It is not unbearable at all. I play GTA V in BootCamp occasionally on my 2017 15" and the fans run at what I assume is full blast and it is not anything even the builtin speakers can't overcome. Also, according to GPUz, the Radeon Pro 560 never gets above about 72-74C. Decent settings also... 1920x1200 and high settings almost never dips below 60 fps.
     
  4. Waski macrumors newbie

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    This is actually pretty impressive to hear that you can get stable 60 fps on this machine. Could you specify what processor option you have.
    It would be also nice to see the exact graphic settings in GTA V so I could check same on my mbp and compare the results.
    The last thing is did you download the lastest radeon drivers from Bootcampdrivers.com or you just using default ones provided by Apple?
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Its rather subjective what one perceives as loud and hot. I wouldn't put it on my lap when gaming, it can get a bit uncomfortable. But its certainly far from terrible. After all, its a 11mm thick laptop. Its incredible that it even has the gaming capability it does.
     
  6. Vazza thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm tempted to get a 13" and run an eGPU with High Sierra as it should run cooler?
     
  7. Patcell macrumors 6502

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    I have the stock upgraded model: 2.9Ghz, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560. I am using the stock drivers in BootCamp; it actually didn't occur to me to download the latest drivers. I'll look into that!

    I'll post the actual settings when I have a second to load it up... I run it at 1080p (actually slightly less than 1920x1200) on my external monitor (mostly, if not all, high settings) and I leave v-sync on for 60hz. Almost never dips below according to fraps.
     
  8. Waski macrumors newbie

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    Thx! You can also share your experience with lastest drivers, if they made a difference for you.
     
  9. Barbados macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried Eveonline, I'm using a Retina 15" mid 2015 would like some feed back if pos
     
  10. Boneheadxan macrumors regular

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    BF1 stays around 71-73C on Bootcamp. Running the 2016MBP Radeon 460.

    So far I've played, BF1, Overwatch, Halo Wars 2, League of Legends, and BF4... It runs much cooler than the older models.
     
  11. saynax macrumors newbie

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    Hey, can you say how much of a performance boost you get from installing these drivers vs the apple ones?

    I am very happy with the apple ones so far (Overwatch on Medium/High 2880*1800 50% scale gets me around 90-100 FPS). How much of a % boost could I gain from these other drivers?
     
  12. Waski macrumors newbie

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    I decided to return my macbook pro 2016 and replace it with 2017 model since the retailer have provided me with that opportunity due to rattling noise in screen.

    So right now I can only compare these two drivers on my 2017 mp with 560 which should be pretty the same performance wise.

    What I can tell is that in synthetic gpu benchmarks there is no difference but in games, drivers from bootcampdrivers.com are more stable (a few more fps generally and performance drops are fewer and less noticeable).
     
  13. Precursor macrumors 6502a

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    BF1 runs well, but my battery keeps running out while playing, even though it's connected to power.
     

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