Gaming on rMB 1.3 Processor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tech324, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. tech324 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    Lets see some gaming results for the Macbook 1.3 processor. I would be interested to see how BF4, Team Fortress 2, GTA (any new release) and any other game would play. Be good to see FPS and video settings as well.
  2. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    The computer has hardware from 2011... Good luck with that.
  3. keviig macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2012
    I wouldn't hold my breath... Even the 15" rMBP with the 750m GPU has trouble running new games at decent settings and FPS.
  4. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    The Core M 5Y71 and Intel HD 5300 were around in 2011? :rolleyes:
  5. vanimal, Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    Unless we are talking "indie" type games or something like Hearthstone it will prob be ok or older source engine type games like CS GO. Other than that, a Xbox One and PS4 are CHEAP compared to a MBR and serve you MUCH MUCH better gaming wise. :) Great little media centers too if you have one in the living room.

    Best part you can still USE your MBR while you game on your lap or next to you :)
  6. tech324 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    I was able to play team fortress 2 on my old Macbook Air that had an HD 5000. I know the CPU is probably not the same but I would think a 1.3 with 5300 might play TF2 pretty well. Left 4 Dead and maybe other steam games might work.
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    Yup, that is what I was referring to when I said source games. Like Left 4 Dead and TF2. Just didn't feel like listing them all lol.
  8. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    The problem is not all games are available on consoles and some people just prefer a mouse.
  9. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    The level of performance of the Core M and HD 5300 were pretty much what Sandy/Ivy Bridge chips offered back in 2011-12 (the beauty of the Core M is the 5W TDP and not needing a fan).

    Overall, the HD 5300 is about as powerful as the old HD 4000.
  10. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    I played bioshock 2 on a 2009 13" air using boot camp. Low fidelity options of course

    This laptop specialty as you say is the impressive 5w. It will game ok but not a gamers machine.
  11. Yamisky0 macrumors member

    May 17, 2007
    I've been playing a ton of Kerbal and several indie games on my 1.1.
  12. s54 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Do you guys think the new 1.3 MacBook could smoothly run a somewhat of a less graphically demanding game like Counter Strike Global Offensive?
  13. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014

    That runs on a older source engine, so i don't think you should have a problem. Not sure if you would get max frames. I would think it would be playable. ;)
  14. Jcmabee macrumors newbie


    Apr 22, 2015
    MacBook 1.3Ghz 256 SG running iRacing. Low auto setting but runs very smooth! Upper right hand corner you can see its running at 68fps. This is online practice will try online multiplayer later today. Very impressed so far.

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  15. squirrrl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    I wouldn't worry about this guy. His only comments in bailouts threads is his 2011 comment. He has nothing intelligent to say other than this one statement
  16. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Undoing the work of Priuses: burning gas & rubber
    Turn off the cheater lines! You'll get better without them anyway, and you'll be able to pressure better as you will know your braking points (albeit 1 car length further back when tailgating)
  17. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    Just to add I played Sid Meyers spaceships a few hours last night at 50% battery (no wall charging). Game never stuttered and laptop got a little warm at the end. Still had 15% battery. Admittedly starships is no halo 4 but this laptop will rock casual and strategy games due to their typical lower fix fidelity.

    Civ v plays fine but I'm not yet used to trackpad on that.

    Price bitching aside damn good laptop.
  18. steinmb macrumors newbie


    Sep 2, 2008
    Portal 2 is working just fine and that is enough for me. I do most of my gaming on my PS3 and 4 anyway.
  19. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    You can try searching youtube for "HD5300 gaming" and you will find lots of Macbook retina gaming tests. I found those very helpful.
  20. Ardral macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2015
    I play with medium settings the Sims 4 and LoL. Generally my Macbook doesn't heating up so much (from intel power gadget the temperature is between 79 and 82 °C, less than my old surface Pro 2 with the same settings). It's clear I can't play with high settings or high resolution ingame, but it must deal with it. For me it's not a problem, other maybe yes...but there are a lot of notebooks out there for pure gaming, not the new Macbook.
  21. PsychicRutabaga macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2015
    I've been playing StarCraft 2 on medium settings on the 1.2ghz MacBook, and so far it is running very well. Occasionally I'll notice a brief (1-4 seconds) slowdown and frame rate drop when it gets a little hot and the CPU throttles, but for the most part it is barely noticeable. I play most of my games on my iPad or PlayStations, but StarCraft was the one "must have" for this baby and I'm not dissappointed!
  22. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    if anyone can test starcraft2/heroes of the storm on MBr... that would be awesome
  23. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    You missed all the threads where the performance has been stated many times to be that of a 2011 MBA?

    You should probably wiki what a core M is ;)
  24. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Good to know , will try it on mine this weekend

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