Gaming on a Macbook Pro! Stats and Videos Here!

CrAzYoNe

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Jul 22, 2007
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17" MBP Santa Rosa 2.4ghz - 8600M GT 256MB DDR3 - (Normal, BootCamp Driver) - Specs in Sig - Bootcamp Partitioned.

CPU hit degrees 87c Peak in GRAW2. Alt tabbed out of FEAR, menu screen posting this, I'm peaked at about 65.

Games I have tried so far: (Screenshots are in very low quality for fast upload)
These were all taken with normal stuff running. AV/Anti-Spyware/Firewall + Firefox. Also, I don't use AA very often.

F.E.A.R - Highest 1024x768 - http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/108/fear2007072722105557ef0.jpg
GRAW2 - High 1024x768 - Average 35 FPS (If you want screenshot, ask)
WoW - 1600x1024 - http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9100/wow2007072722501503cd8.jpg - FPS Average in Corner
Counter-Strike: Source - High 1600x1200 - http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/396/hl22007072723181867ct1.jpg - Stress Test said average 115fps
Call of Duty 2 - 1024x768 Max Texture - http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1706/cod2sps2007072723095107ec6.jpg - Average FPS was 40
Halo PC - High 1600x1200 - http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4337/halo2007072722453798sg3.jpg - FPS average in corner.
GTA:SA - High 1600x1200 - http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6973/gtasa2007072722560073jr1.jpg - Average FPS was 50
Battlefield 2142 - High 1024x768 - http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1233/bf21422007072803490248woq8.jpg - Average FPS was 85


Videos: (First uploaded videos ever, very basic.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hc_uY9F_Sj4 Call of Duty 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Y37RCJVPJA BF2142
 

Smurfed

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Apr 2, 2007
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I'm liking what i see. ;)

Do you have BattleField 2142 you can test out?

besides that, games look like they run pretty smooth.
 

CrAzYoNe

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Jul 22, 2007
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Sorry for the double post. Just wanted to say I received a stuck pixel randomly when loading one of my games. A green stuck pixel. I was absolutely furious about it, never had one before.

I was able to get it unstuck thanks to JScreenFix. Ran the app for about 30 minutes (wanted to give it some time). Fixed it. Before that I also ran it for about 1 min, that didn't fix it.

http://www.jscreenfix.com/basic.php

To be exact, I was loading into Battlefield 2142. I tilted my screen down to see the yellow tint, how it looked on a black background. Titled the monitor back up and bam, green stuck pixel. I pray that does not happen again :(

Oh, on topic... Does anyone want me to test out any benchmarks/games etc. This is all on the laptop in my sig.
 

PimpDaddy

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May 9, 2007
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Did you overclock the 8600 back to its factory default speed or is it running at its puny Apple-crippled speed?
interesting question. I seem to have missed this "problem" when reading on the forum :)
 

CrAzYoNe

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Jul 22, 2007
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Did you overclock the 8600 back to its factory default speed or is it running at its puny Apple-crippled speed?
I haven't done anything. I just installed windows on bootcamp and let the bootcamp drivers do its thang. I don't feel like overclocking a video card that is running my current games just fine, and the heat is enough as is.
 

4np

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Feb 23, 2005
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I just had a LAN Party last weekend and I arrived there with my Freitag back with my matte 15" (SR) MBP and my Airport Express while the others had to bring big pc towers; CRT screens; etc. They were quite impressed with the performance and the looks of my MBP ;) I'm glad I didn't get the glossy though; I even had reflections on my matte screen; it would have been horrific to have a glossy instead...

FEAR, UT2004, Counter Strike source, Half Life 2, Call of Duty 1 / UO, Company of Heroes, etc all play very nice and fluently. The only game I have a bit of issues with is CoD 2 but I think that's just a badly programmed engine. :) Especially if you look at HL2 Lost Coast and FEAR and you compare it with CoD2...
 

CrAzYoNe

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Jul 22, 2007
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CoD2 is acting weird on my MBP. Sometimes it glitches, maybe a bad install.

I wonder if this could handle crisis, or Quake Wars ok...
 

Mr. B

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Dec 25, 2005
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I've always wondered something about FPS...

above 60 is there any noticable difference to the human eye?

I mean, getting 90 or higher is nice and all in a future proofing kind of way, but can you actually *see* the difference?

For that matter, would 30 fps be acceptable? Most movies run at 24 fps and they seem more than good enough to the naked eye...

Or am I missing something here?
 

dimme

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Feb 14, 2007
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So what is your average CPU and GPU temperatures. I hit 79C with my GPU in windows with FLIGHT SIM X on a SR MBP.
 

Sbrocket

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I've always wondered something about FPS...

above 60 is there any noticable difference to the human eye?

I mean, getting 90 or higher is nice and all in a future proofing kind of way, but can you actually *see* the difference?

For that matter, would 30 fps be acceptable? Most movies run at 24 fps and they seem more than good enough to the naked eye...

Or am I missing something here?
The thing is, 30 constant FPS would be fine for most people but games that typically put out that will slow down in areas with more details and such. I think that people want more than 30 to deal with those areas, so that they won't ever fall below 30 but still have more than that on average.
 

CrAzYoNe

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Jul 22, 2007
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80c seems about normal for me, when the pc just boots and I start a game.

Also, I just dropped by my local game shop and bought Test Drive Unlimited and Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition. Going to try those out.
 

bigglesworth003

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Jul 30, 2007
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Anyone tried Rainbow Six:Vegas on there Bootcamped, MBP?

I've got it running plays great for a bit then the fans go crazy then blue screen of death, and restart.

Ive got a brand new MBP 2.2 (Which by the way is the best comp i've ever had first Apple NEVER going back)

Any one else havin problems with R6V?

Thanks,
 

mongoose8p

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May 15, 2007
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Chicago
Anyone tried Rainbow Six:Vegas on there Bootcamped, MBP?

I've got it running plays great for a bit then the fans go crazy then blue screen of death, and restart.

Ive got a brand new MBP 2.2 (Which by the way is the best comp i've ever had first Apple NEVER going back)

Any one else havin problems with R6V?

Thanks,
i get the same thing with halo 2 vista but then again i have a bad vista torrent not the real software. btw if anyone has vista and can like send/burn me the disc ill pay you via payapal. lol i feel desdperate but i need a good version of vista.
 

dimme

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i get the same thing with halo 2 vista but then again i have a bad vista torrent not the real software. btw if anyone has vista and can like send/burn me the disc ill pay you via payapal. lol i feel desdperate but i need a good version of vista.
Get a OEM version it's legal and cheap.
 

diogovans

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Jul 4, 2007
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I would like to ask if the guys that have the low end MacBook Pro (2.2 15" NVidia 8600 GT with 128mb) how does Battlefield 2 or 2142 runs?
Can you change the settings to highest?
 

aliquis-

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May 20, 2007
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17" MBP Santa Rosa 2.4ghz - 8600M GT 256MB DDR3 - (Normal, BootCamp Driver) - Specs in Sig - Bootcamp Partitioned.

CPU hit degrees 87c Peak in GRAW2. Alt tabbed out of FEAR, menu screen posting this, I'm peaked at about 65.

Games I have tried so far: (Screenshots are in very low quality for fast upload)
These were all taken with normal stuff running. AV/Anti-Spyware/Firewall + Firefox. Also, I don't use AA very often.

F.E.A.R - Highest 1024x768 - http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/108/fear2007072722105557ef0.jpg
GRAW2 - High 1024x768 - Average 35 FPS (If you want screenshot, ask)
WoW - 1600x1024 - http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9100/wow2007072722501503cd8.jpg - FPS Average in Corner
Counter-Strike: Source - High 1600x1200 - http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/396/hl22007072723181867ct1.jpg - Stress Test said average 115fps
Call of Duty 2 - 1024x768 Max Texture - http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1706/cod2sps2007072723095107ec6.jpg - Average FPS was 40
Halo PC - High 1600x1200 - http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4337/halo2007072722453798sg3.jpg - FPS average in corner.
GTA:SA - High 1600x1200 - http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6973/gtasa2007072722560073jr1.jpg - Average FPS was 50
Battlefield 2142 - High 1024x768 - http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1233/bf21422007072803490248woq8.jpg - Average FPS was 85


Videos: (First uploaded videos ever, very basic.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hc_uY9F_Sj4 Call of Duty 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Y37RCJVPJA BF2142
If someone could repeat the tests with 128MB vram I would be happy.
 

aliquis-

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May 20, 2007
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Did you overclock the 8600 back to its factory default speed or is it running at its puny Apple-crippled speed?
The 15.4" 2.4GHz 8600GT is only underclocked by 5MHz core and 100MHz ram isn't it? So that is close to nothing. The 17" even has overclocked core.