Gaming Benchmarks - Iris Pro Only

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  1. actuallyinaus, Oct 29, 2013
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    actuallyinaus macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2.0GHz CPU, Iris Pro HD5200 Only - Windows 8.1 (OSX will be -0% to -20%)

    VIEW FULL RESOLUTION: click on an image > click on the three dots in the bottom right > click view original

    DOTA 2 images

    2880x1800 maximum FXAA 27fps
    2880x1800 maximum noAA 28fps
    2880x1800 minimum noAA 46fps

    1920x1200 maximum FXAA 52fps
    my setting: 1920x1200 FXAA, maximum except: Ambient Occlusion Off, World Lighting Off, Shadows Med: 84fps
    1920x1200 minimum noAA 110fps

    1680x1050 maximum FXAA 64fps
    1680x1050 minimum noAA 120fps

    (i only did min and max so you can get a feel for the performance range at each resolution, so you will get somewhere between those two depending on what settings you want)

    DOTA 2 OSX @ "Best for retina" (HIDPI mode) - Everything is BLURRY menu | game

    2880x1800 maximum FXAA 22fps
    2880x1800 maximum noAA 23fps
    2880x1800 minimum noAA 38fps

    1920x1200 maximum FXAA 36fps
    1920x1200 minimum noAA 71fps

    1680x1050 maximum FXAA 41fps
    1680x1050 minimum noAA 79fps

    DOTA 2 OSX @ 2880x1800 NATIVE (using setresx) - Everything is CRISP menu | game

    2880x1800 maximum FXAA 24fps
    2880x1800 maximum noAA 26fps
    2880x1800 minimum noAA 42fps

    1920x1200 maximum FXAA 40fps
    1920x1200 minimum noAA 83fps

    1680x1050 maximum FXAA 45fps
    1680x1050 minimum noAA 103fps

    Moral: Bootcamp > OSX @ Native > OSX @ HIDPI

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    CS:GO images (i chose the location on the map with the worst frames)

    2880x1800 high FXAA 16xAF 36fps
    2880x1800 high FXAA TRI 39fps
    2880x1800 high noAA TRI 43fps (49fps inside office in corridor)
    1920x1200 high FXAA TRI 82fps (107fps inside office in corridor)
    1680x1050 high FXAA TRI 99fps (133fps inside office in corridor)
    1440x900 high FXAA TRI 123fps (155fps inside office in corridor)

    2880x1800 medium FXAA 16xAF 39fps
    2880x1800 medium FXAA TRI 42fps
    2880x1800 medium noAA TRI 45fps

    2880x1800 low FXAA 16xAF 46fps
    2880x1800 low FXAA TRI 46fps
    2880x1800 low noAA TRI 49fps (73fps inside office in a corridor)


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    Team Fortress 2 images (all 2880x1800 unless specified)

    Model Detail High | Texture Detail High
    (pic01) shader high, shadow medium, 2AA 2AF 25fps
    shader high, shadow medium, 2AA TRI 69fps (1920x1200)
    shader high, shadow medium, 2AA TRI 88fps (1680x1050)
    shader high, shadow medium, 2AA TRI 112fps (1440x900)
    (pic02) shader high, shadow medium, noAA TRI 48fps
    (pic03) shader low, shadow low, 2AA 2AF 26fps
    (pic04) shader low, shadow low, noAA TRI 49fps

    Model Detail Medium | Texture Detail Medium
    (pic05) shader high, shadow medium, 2AA TRI 27fps
    (pic06) shader high, shadow medium, noAA TRI 50fps
    (pic07) shader low, shadow low, 2AA TRI 28fps
    (pic08) shader low, shadow low, noAA TRI 52fps

    Model Detail Low | Texture Detail Low
    (pic09) shader high, shadow medium, 2AA TRI 28fps
    (pic10) shader high, shadow medium, noAA TRI 51fps
    (pic11) shader low, shadow low, 2AA TRI 28fps
    (pic12) shader low, shadow low, noAA TRI 53fps

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    Starcraft 2 - looking at base (best case scenario)

    1920x1200
    texture = ultra| graphics = med = 78fps
    texture = high | graphics = high = 55fps
    texture = high | graphics = med = 81fps
    texture = high | graphics = med (terrain = ultra) = 78fps
    texture = high | graphics = low = 213fps
    texture = med| graphics = med = 85fps

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    Guild Wars 2 images (Exact settings are visible in the screenshots.)

    2880x1800 - Best Appearance 12fps
    2880x1800 - Autodetect 24fps
    2880x1800 - Best Performance 61fps

    1920x1200 - Best Appearance 21fps
    1920x1200 - Autodetect 50fps (60+ when running around on land)
    1920x1200 - Best Performance 91fps

    1680x1050 - Best Appearance 27fps
    1680x1050 - Autodetect 55fps
    1680x1050 - Best Performance 105fps

    (Location with water, fire, smoke, grass. Expect higher frame rates when running around on land.
    e.g. 2880x1800 - Best Appearance (looking elsewhere) 25fps image)

    Remember you can tune the settings better manually. Picking higher textures but lowering shadows is much more appealing to the eye (and better fps) than medium textures and medium shadows...

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    Diablo 3 - new tristram waypoint

    2880x1800 high = 21fps
    Textures = High
    Physics = High
    Shadows = High
    Clutter Density = High
    Anti-Alias = on

    2880x1800 low = 26fps
    Textures = Low
    Physics = off
    Shadows = Low
    Clutter Density = off
    Anti-Alias = off

    1920x1200 high = 46fps
    1920x1200 high (but shadows med) = 56fps
    1920x1200 textures=high, shadows=off, clutter=off, physics=low, lowfx=on, aa=off = 62fps (73fps in the inn)
    1920x1200 low = 62fps

    1680x1050 high = 59fps
    1680x1050 low = 78fps

    1440x900 high =76fps
    1440x900 low = 99fps
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    Temperature & Fan Speed

    85-99C temp
    5000-6000rpm fan

    The keyboard is not hot to the touch, only the strip of metal between the screen and the FN keys is hot to touch, but i can comfortably leave my fingers there for a long time.
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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  3. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Were these tests done in osx or bootcamp?
    Thanks
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have Starcraft 2 by any chance.
    CMD+option+F show fps and testing a 4v4 replay at 2x or 4x speed while looking at a big battle would be interesting. This is game is mostly CPU dependent. Would be nice to know how Iris Pro shuffles CPU+GPU resources around. Graphics settings shouldn't be too high obviously for this to work.
     
  5. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see a comparison of Dota 2 on OS X and Win.
     
  6. actuallyinaus thread starter macrumors regular

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    bootcamp

    i did some quick measurements of a zerg base with a few structures and zerglings, and it does not perform very well - i'll try get some measurements of a battle like you want later if i get the time
     
  7. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    For an iGPU, these numbers are exciting. Can't wait to see what the future holds. Great, great work.

    Now, Apple/Sony/Others, please adopt the same strategy with battery tech. Give us machines with 3 day battery life!
     
  8. actuallyinaus thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey, i just benched it for you and the results are crazy!

    running in "Best for retina" (hidpi mode) gave worse fps and everything looked blurry!
    running at native using a tool (i used setresx) gave better fps and everything looked crisp
    running in bootcamp still gives the best fps
     
  9. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, kind sir. :)
     
  10. DeGarmo macrumors newbie

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    thank you very much actuallyinaus

    If only i could knew iris pro's performance on X-Plane
    I'm on the fence about buying the new base 15' with Iris Pro or the early 2013 base model with the 650m

    I was playing X-Plane on my early 2011 with the crappy 6490m with only 256mb,so both iris pro and 650m will be light years better but i have a mental block about buying a macbook with only an igpu
     
  11. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Those look good thanks.
    The nice thing about big replays is that you can adjust die cpu demand by just switching the speed slider form normal to faster to 2x and so on.
    The best test would be a multiplay battle where two or more armies clash but I know it is really difficult to not forget to look at the fps counter in the action packed situations. Replays are predictable.

    With my 2010 15" MBP Starcraft completely breaks down in any bigger battle. It is difficult to micro in 1-3 fps when 3 armies clash in a 4v4 battle.
     
  12. actuallyinaus thread starter macrumors regular

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    here are some images:

    OSX @ "Best for retina" (1440x900 HIDPI) - Everything is BLURRY
    menu screenshot
    game screenshot

    OSX @ 2880x1800 NATIVE (using setresx) - Everything is CLEAR
    menu screenshot
    game screenshot

    if the above links break the images are in this folder, remember to view full resolution click on the image > click on the three dots in the bottom right > click view original
     
  13. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Some other ideas for testing (interested specifically in OS X):
    • Temperatures, noise during gaming
    • Battery life during gaming
    • Heavier-duty games (Deus Ex, Witcher, Dragon Age etc.)
     
  14. hargeth macrumors newbie

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    Hi, may I ask if I could play GTA IV in a decent resolution with good details and fluidity ? (Also if some of the 13 inch's users could tell me if the iris could run it too)
    I'm not asking if I could play at max details & res, but I also want to play comfortably.
    This is the only game I'm planning to play with the MBPr I will buy. (oh and maybe GTA V when it will be coming to PC but I'm not sure if I could run it, anyway!)
     
  15. zombiedave macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this.....i was getting the low end 15" but as i am a gamer i was advised to spend a bit more and get the other one. But i see the iris pro is doing ok.......
     
  16. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    By the way have you tried disabling the steam overlay and the console for Dota 2? I've heard that they severely reduce the performance.
     
  17. actuallyinaus, Oct 29, 2013
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    nope, i'll try disable steam overlay in the morning

    exact temps should be easy to get, roughly the package sits at around 90C when gaming (compared to 75C cpu + 75C nvidia that others are reporting) so the two fans are dissipating less total heat in the iris only set-up. they are also quite quiet, you can hear them obviously, but you don't need to turn the volume up much to mask it, it is much quieter than the 13" airs or 13' cmbp's i have played dota on

    battery is hard to tell, it would take time to let it just run down, calculating expected life from watt usage is possible, however the time can vary greatly (especially in windows) as you can pick performance vs quality, which will effect fps and battery

    i have deus ex, witcher, witcher 2 so i can try some of those, any one you want specifically?, also look at the pastebin link at the bottom of my post it has a list of all the games i own
     
  18. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your efforts once again :)

    What about the enclosure temperatures? Is the keyboard above the cpu comfortably warm? Is the bottom of the laptop cool enough for "throne gaming"?:D

    I have no game I'm specifically interested in, just curious to see the capabilities of gaming in OS X on an Iris Pro. Witcher 2 is rather power-hungry, so I guess it will be interesting to see its performance.
     
  19. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the time you put in OP. Hopefully this thread becomes epic and is a nice resource for people to make an informed decision.
     
  20. everfangomanga macrumors member

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    Keep in mind the 13" only has one fan now
     
  21. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind this thread isn't about the 13".
     
  22. theKitch macrumors member

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    Great work. Thank you for the tip on setresx. I'm hoping this gives me a little boost in Diablo 3. It is a bit disappointing to see the gap between bootcamp and osx. I don't game very much so I'll probably just suffer through the osx performance, but a little part of me will always know there was a 10-20% boost to be had in bootcamp.
     
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  24. everfangomanga macrumors member

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    I misread the post about the quieter fan noise on the 13" cmbp he was talking about. No need to get snappy :)
     
  25. TarrantHightopp macrumors newbie

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    I have some game requests...
    Could you test Diablo III, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, and Guild Wars 2?

    Thank you so much for this thread OP, you're awesome :D
     

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