Gaming on a Macbook Pro! Stats and Videos Here!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrAzYoNe, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. CrAzYoNe macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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 -
    GRAW2 - High 1024x768 - Average 35 FPS (If you want screenshot, ask)
    WoW - 1600x1024 - - FPS Average in Corner
    Counter-Strike: Source - High 1600x1200 - - Stress Test said average 115fps
    Call of Duty 2 - 1024x768 Max Texture - - Average FPS was 40
    Halo PC - High 1600x1200 - - FPS average in corner.
    GTA:SA - High 1600x1200 - - Average FPS was 50
    Battlefield 2142 - High 1024x768 - - Average FPS was 85

    Videos: (First uploaded videos ever, very basic.) Call of Duty 2 BF2142
  2. Smurfed macrumors regular

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

    Do you have BattleField 2142 you can test out?

    besides that, games look like they run pretty smooth.
  3. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    BF 2142 Comming Up...
  4. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007

    At these settings I was getting 85-90 FPS Average. When a tank blue up right next to me, the fps dropped to 45. I wasn't suspecting this, I mean for it to be running so good. Probably the low resolution.

    I can try to do a fraps later, but that proggy always drops my fps by 30 or more when I start recording. Even when I have it set to 80fps.
  5. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
  6. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
  7. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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.

    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.
  8. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Did you overclock the 8600 back to its factory default speed or is it running at its puny Apple-crippled speed?
  9. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    interesting question. I seem to have missed this "problem" when reading on the forum :)
  10. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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.
  11. 4np macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    The Netherlands
    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...
  12. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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...
  13. Mr. B macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    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?
  14. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I had the Quake Wars beta running fine @ 1440x900 w/ medium to high settings. It was too choppy to play with all settings maxed out at that resolution.
  15. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    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.
  16. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    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.
  17. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    Now if they can only come out with some games that are worth playing.... ;)
  18. CrAzYoNe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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.
  19. bigglesworth003 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2007
    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?

  20. mongoose8p macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    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.
  21. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    Get a OEM version it's legal and cheap.
  22. diogovans macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    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?
  23. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    If someone could repeat the tests with 128MB vram I would be happy.
  24. diogovans macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    Yeh... cuz not everyone has that much money for a 2.4Ghz MacBook Pro
  25. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    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.

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