Gaming on SR MBP's

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Wallace86, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Wallace86 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    How well do these new SR MBPs work with games (windows or osx)? Max settings for most games?
  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    They won't run at max settings/ The chip is less powerful than a desktop 7600GT. The main advantage comes in its DirectX 10 Compatibility.
  3. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    Not really an advantage if it can only run the games at under 10 frames a second. :p
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    They shouldn't be too bad, but if you're a hardcore gamer wanting to play the latest games with all featurews turned on, etc. then I would say you should be using a desktop, not a laptop, as that is a better fit for your needs.
  5. RustyM macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2004
    So far, I've been impressed by the performance.

    Prey in OSX runs about as good as my 2.5 Dual G5 with a 6800U.
    (How much better or worse, I'm not sure. I just played through a few levels again.)

    Last night I installed XP via boot camp 1.3.

    Supreme Commander ran beautifully. With the settings on high, I played with 5 AI on a medium size map. I expect it'll run just as well on the full size maps (especially with the new patch), but I haven't tried it yet.

    Counter-Strike: Source performance blew me away. Even at max settings with 16AA and 16AF it ran at ~30 FPS. I ended up turning down the AA and the AF to 2x to keep the FPS above 60, but can't tell the difference visually. The HDR maps look great.

    I've been playing Supreme Commander on my roommates 2.66 Mac Pro (1GB RAM, 7300). With medium settings, this thing won't go above 15 FPS but won't drop bellow 10 FPS. The 7300 really does suck, but even at 10 FPS the game was 100% playable. Though the FPS is locked down because of a GFX card bottleneck, the CPUs, keep the simulation speed at 100%.
  6. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    thats kindof dissappointing...i was expecting these machines to be capable of everything:confused: do you find out how many FPS your game is running?
  7. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
  8. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    cool thanks. basically these SR machines should be sufficient for anyone accept harrdcoore gamers than right? I just want to play a few FPShooters like CS:S and callofduty etc.
  9. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    From what I've seen and read, the new MBPs can run those games well. It's just games that have come out within the last 1-2 years do not perform tremendously well on them.

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