Gaming on 2016 model? (13/16)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Voley, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Voley macrumors regular

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    Can anyone post his FPS in different games on new laptops. I searched all I can, but the info is very scarce.
     
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    There's not much out there at the moment for the 13". Arstechnica's review has a few GPU benchmarks showing relative performance to other computers. There are a couple of reddit threads on the apple subreddit mostly revolving around Civ 6 and League of Legends.
     
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    2016 MBP is still very new so it will take time to "get out there" First and foremost the MBP is not designed with gaming in mind, a point worth considering. It`s designed to be the best most portable platform for FCPX etc. Safe to say it will be a little better than the 2015`s, equally it`s not going challenge gaming laptops, that`s not it`s purpose.

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  5. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    I'm having great results with the Iris 550 on the 13" at 1400x900.
    • Ark Survival Low - 32FPS Average
    • Smite Maxed Out- 160FPS
    • The Division Med - 35FPS
    • Battle Front Med - 32 FPS
     
  6. Jens1983 macrumors regular

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    Did you also try Civ VI? I would really like to know if this game runs on a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
     
  7. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    You shouldn't game on these. People need to stop posting this every time new models come out and then complain about their burnt out GPUs. Apple is partly to blame for promoting gaming benchmarks.
     
  8. Voley thread starter macrumors regular

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    You shouldn't buy macbook pro. See, I can do this too
     
  9. Jens1983 macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but this is an absolutely unqualified post. Of course, you can play on these quite well. I just played CIV 5 on that notebook, and it works very well without any problems. Anyhow, I wonder if it can also make CIV6.

    And as you should also know, games do not burn graphics processors. Typically, there are safeguards build into a processor.

    So, please, stop to post such nonsense.
     
  10. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Ok Civ, Solitaire and nappy wetting excluded...
     
  11. Jens1983 macrumors regular

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    Don't feed the troll...
     
  12. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    'Gaming' is a very broad term. I think the 13" handles online poker surprisingly well, and as a bonus if you win at that you could get a gaming PC. Win win!
     
  13. Jens1983 macrumors regular

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    Again, do not feed the troll.

    Anyhow, what is your mission on a Mac forum? Don't you have a hobby?
     
  14. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    Don't have it or I'd try it. I did a gaming benchmark post before for the m7 MacBook 2016 12". I could start another with requests to benchmark.
     
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  16. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    There wasn't a sign up, and I was unaware there was a troll lurking. Thank you for your assistance, I will thread carefully from now on.

    Also my mission? Did we all get sent assignments from the mods, did I miss something? I also have lots of hobbies, did you want to start a club or something?

    Anyhow back to the topic. Gaming performance will be poor, it will be better on a 15" or a dedicated gaming laptop/desktop. As I mentioned 'gaming' is a broad term, so what games do you want to play? If it's the latest games then no, you will have a bad time. If you're playing older games it's probably capable but I wouldn't expect much.
     
  17. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Depends what you define by gaming. When I read that a laptop does great with gaming, I immediately think, well, what games?

    Civilization games aren't those that I look for in particular, because they aren't demanding. There are Windows computers, with trade-off of course, that can have GPU's similar to their desktop equivalents, ranging from 1060-1080.

    For MBP's, sure, you can play some very light games at good enough frame rates. But performance to cost is absolutely horrible. For the $4000 MacBook Pro, I can get the sense performance with a $1500 Windows laptop, but again, with trade-offs.

    So yes, while you may be able to do some games like online poker or Civilization V, to say that these are "perfectly apt" gaming machines that do well is not accurate when you're looking at the market
     
  18. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

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    I have, and it works! It's my first time running WoW on a retina display, so I need to play with the resolution and figure out the best settings. But seemed fine, definitely runs better than my 2012 13" mbp at 1280.
     
  19. azntaiji macrumors member

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    So far I've played on my 15" with Radeon Pro 455:
    • Civ VI - Runs fine on low, medium and the water starts glitching. Still runs smoothly on higher settings, just more glitchy
    • Life is Strange - For such a great looking game, this runs awesome. Settings on high, only get lag during really intensive scenes, and even then it isn't bad
     
  20. littlepud macrumors regular

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    I've run Diablo 3 in macOS a few times on my 13" Touch Bar. At 1440x900 with medium-low settings I get 45-55 FPS.
     
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    guy on youtube is reviewing is very similar to the 13" nTB 2.0 processor (different laptop - similar CPU (1.8 vs 2.0) / same GPU) and seems to be able to just squeak by playing BF1, Overwatch, etc:




     
  23. dapork macrumors regular

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    In the video I posted, the guy says he has a completely maxed out 15". I was wondering, does the CPU have any effect on gameplay? I ask because I plan on getting one with the 460 GPU but lower end CPU, and I just wanted to know if it makes any difference.
     
  24. The Mac Doctor macrumors newbie

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    I have. Cranked it all the way up and it works reasonably well. I do have the 15inch 2.9 GHZ with radeon 460 model though. Didn't delve deep into the game. My 2010 MacBook used to be able to run it (somewhat)
     
  25. Codybby1 macrumors newbie

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    What is reasonably well? That's the exact config I plan on getting.
     

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