Gaming & Benchmark Macbook 2017 12" i7

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  1. Koudspeel, Jun 15, 2017
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    Koudspeel macrumors regular

    Koudspeel

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    Hello all,

    Today I received my maxed out 12" MacBook 2017 (Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD). I've been running a few benchmarks and I'm planning on some gaming benchmarks for the sake of it. If you want to see me doing more benchmarks then please tell me which ones I should run and where I can find them. The same goes for gaming benchmarks; tell me which game you want me to test on which OS (Windows or MacOS).

    Specifications
    MacBook: (Retina, 12-inch 2017)
    Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 16GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3
    Video: Intel HD Graphics 615 1536MB
    Solid State Drive: 512GB

    Generic benchmarks
    Geekbench 4 (64 bit)
    Single-core: 4217
    Multi-score: 8096

    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
    Write speed: 1215MB/s
    Read speed: 1331MB/s

    Gaming benchmarks MacOS 10.12.5
    Team Fortress 2: 25-45 FPS (Full 24 man server 25FPS, empty server 45FPS)

    Resolution: 1440x900
    High settings

    Oldschool Runescape: 20-30 FPS
    No settings to be configured

    Killing Floor: 30-35 FPS (Full 6 man server)

    Resolution: 1440x900
    High settings, including anti-aliasing

    Counterstrike Global Offensive: 25-30 FPS
    Resolution: 1440x900
    Medium settings, no anti aliasing

    Portal 2: 35-40 FPS
    Resolution: 1440x900
    High settings, no anti-aliasing

    Borderlands 2: 25-35 FPS
    Resolution: 800x600
    Low settings, no anti-aliasing

    Minecraft: 30-45 FPS
    Resolution: not configurable
    High settings, anti aliasing not available

    Starcraft 2: 25-35 FPS
    Resolution: 1440x900
    Medium settings
    Render API: Metal

    Gaming benchmarks Windows 10 Pro

    Will be doing some benchmarks tomorrow (still installing Windows via Bootcamp)
     
  2. catalyst07 macrumors member

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    Thanks for this– looking for more benchmarks. Is the 512gb drive faster than the 256?
     
  3. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would imagine so. I'm not certain though. Could someone fill me in on this?
     
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  6. Vendoz macrumors newbie

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    Hello! (sorry for my english, i'm new in this forum ^_^)

    I'm in love with this macbook, since 2015! Now finally it seems powerfull enough for my use :)

    I know it's boring, but can you test league of legends and blizzards games? Such as hots, wow, hs, sc2! All in macOs environment :D

    Thank you anyway :)
     
  7. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    I have HS and SC2 installed on my 2017 i5/8Gb/512gb MacBook , haven't had time to really play around , il check it out later today!

    What do you guys use to find out fps on Mac? I'm new to Mac , and usually used afterburner on windows
     
  8. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tested Starcraft 2 on MacOS. I must say that it's really playable! I've updated the main post with the results, but here you go:
    Starcraft 2: 25-35 FPS
    Resolution: 1440x900
    Medium settings
    Render API: Metal

    For even smoother gameplay you should put the settings to low and you'll easily gain 40 FPS. By cranking the resolution down even further you should be able to achieve 60 FPS.

    I tested Counterstrike Global Offensive, check the main post.

    League of Legends I will test soon. World of Warcraft I can't test as I'm not subscribed to the game. Hearthstone I can test.

    Starcraft 2 I just tested a few minutes ago! Check my previous posts.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 16, 2017 ---
    Starcraft 2 has a built-in FPS counter. For all the other games I use the Steam built-in FPS counter. In Windows I use Fraps.
     
  9. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    Wicked that's awesome news! Are you playing MP or SP btw ?

    Can't wait to see how Starcraft Remastered runs when it's released!
     
  10. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Cities Skylines would be nice :)
    Btw, is the HD 615 clocked higher in the i7 compared to the i5 and m3 respectively?
     
  11. palmwangja macrumors regular

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    I surmised that CS GO would be Computer Science Go language or something...
     
  12. Vendoz macrumors newbie

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    I have one Windows PC for gaming, but i want one MB for portability... but it's a lot better if i can do some daily quests on train or when i'm away for work, without bootcamp or VM! So my "gaming use" is just casual with this notebook! The 80% of time is used by netflix, social and documents... but that 20% of casual game is important for me :D
     
  13. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    I have a windows gaming pc as well but use my PS4 Pro and Xbox One... be nice to play some MP SC2 when I'm away for work
     
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    Nope. Not played games like OP, but its summer here in the UK and its still cold to the touch.
     
  16. Vendoz macrumors newbie

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    News ^_^? I'm really curious on how league of legends works on 2017 model :D
     
  17. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh hey, I would have loved to update the main post with more benchmarks but... read my post below:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ordered-the-new-macbook-12-2017.2048918/page-6
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    Well.. bad news.. I only got to use my Macbook for a few days until it died.. I plugged my Macbook to my Panasonic TV via the HDMI adapter. After using it for a while on the TV and unplugging it I got crazy artifacts. Upon rebooting the thing I didn't get any sign of life out of the Macbook. The screen just stays black. So I brought my Macbook to the Apple Store yesterday and they we're clueless as well. Got my money back and I'm ordering a new one. Another 2 weeks delivery time..
     
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    Funny, my '16 m3 can get REALLY hot if it is under heavy extended loads.
     
  19. munakib, Jun 20, 2017
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    munakib macrumors 6502

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    Please play these games for approx 30mins each as the cpu throttling takes over once the device starts to heat up. CSGO is barely playable on my macbook 2016 in bootcamp - and you dont want that when everyone else is at 60fps and shooting you in your head.
     
  20. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    Finally got around to playing a couple matches in StarCraft 2 in VS-AI mode playing in 1440x900 with Metal@medium settings and man the game ran awesome, very playable! start of the game was around 60fps and once there was things going on it was more around 40fps and once I had a decent size army and slaughtering the enemy base I was sitting around 28-33fps. there was zero hiccups!

    after the match and quickly exiting game to check my Turbo Boost Switcher app for temps my cpu was at 65C, was pretty warm to touch on the bottom of the MacBook, top was just warm. (I was playing a really cold air conditioned room!)

    defiantly want to get a usb-a cable or the port adapter thing from apple as playing the 2 rounds and winning with trackpad as hard and fatiguing lol.

    will defiantly play around with the setting within medium and try and boost the performance a bit with out hurting the visuals.
     
  21. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    Can any install Mass Effect 1,2 and 3 and let know if any of them are playable ?

    Mainly interested in 1&2
     
  22. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for testing and posting--I've been waiting for these benchmarks for a while, as have many others.

    It's an impressive ultra-light laptop. It's almost at the level of power I need. Next year's MacBook with a Gen. 8 or 9 i7 should be a must-buy device for me; this one is so close, but I can wait.

    Here's to hoping they use a 10nm Gen. 9 i7 in the next MacBook, hopefully out in June 2018!
     
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  24. Vendoz macrumors newbie

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    No one can test Diablo 3 and League Of Legends for MacOS with MB17? :(
     

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