No thread on gaming would be complete without it! I actually have a PC, a Dell, I switch back and forth from time to time.Hard to mention gaming and Macs without the obligatory "PCs are better at gaming" post.
In terms of game performance the added GPU VRAM helps with both texture size, texture quality (anti-aliasing levels and as well as individual texture resolution), level of detail distance (texture draw-in) and overall resolution.What I really want to know is if the 8GB option is worth the extra money.
Should be slightly faster than the 1650 mobile edition (non max-q). The performance of Pro 5500M is somewhere between 80-90% of the mobile RX 5500M, so I’d expect it to score 3800 in time spy.Based on what I've read the Vega 20 was roughly equivalent to the GeForce 1050, so what is the rough equivalent to the 5500M? Is it too much to hope for Geforce 1650 level performance?
Navi 14 might not have that big of an advantage over Vega in compute performance, but it is a gaming-optimized GPU, so I expect games to perform much better.This is all guesswork though based on Apple's alleged 55% improvement in Fortnite and the fact that 8GB of VRAM will help (possibly additional 15% increase) with the native resolution.
According to AMD's leaked press kits, the 5500 is positioned to directly compete with the 1650 (of course this was before Nvidia announced the 1650 Super which now presumably beats the 5500).Based on what I've read the Vega 20 was roughly equivalent to the GeForce 1050, so what is the rough equivalent to the 5500M? Is it too much to hope for Geforce 1650 level performance?
do you play WoW in boot camp or MacOS? Also play WoWNo thread on gaming would be complete without it! I actually have a PC, a Dell, I switch back and forth from time to time.
OP, I play World of Warcraft, Elite Dangerous (Bootcamp), Ghost Recon Wildlands, Elder Scrolls Online and Fortnite. I play a lot of WoW. My Radeon 455 handles it great.
Vega 20 didn’t have one amd driver update so games never get optimised that’s the problemMy old Vega 20 did around 40 fps in Black Ops 4 with native res, low settings. Modern Warfare is pretty much the same, so I'd guess the 8GB 5500m would do around 60 fps under the best case scenario.
This is all guesswork though based on Apple's alleged 55% improvement in Fortnite and the fact that 8GB of VRAM will help (possibly additional 15% increase) with the native resolution.
Apple has been slowly closing the gap between lightweight gaming laptops. I remember the 2015 MacBook struggling to reach 25 fps in Black Ops 3. Now we're potentially flirting with 60 fps in Modern Warfare.
Yeah, gaming in MacOS is pointless since most games run way worse than Bootcamp (that’s assuming there is a MacOS version to begin with). The only downside of bootcamp is battery life but I guess no one is gaming with the laptop unplugged.If it can top a GTX 1650 then the 5500M should be good for at least moderate gaming (you will undoubtedly have to turn down the settings on most of the latest AAA titles though) - the bigger problem is games often run terribly under MacOS, even on the same hardware, so prepare to bootcamp into Windows if you want a decent experience.