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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alphonsus, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Alphonsus macrumors member

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    I know the MBP 2016 is not a gaming machine but if I do get one I will be doing a good amount of moderate gaming. So far the 2 games I plan to play on it most of the time is Robocraft and Contract Wars. I believe these games don't need much to run it however does anyone have experience with gaming on the MBP.

    I don't play those popular titles such as Battlefield 4, League of Legends, GTA 5, Overwatch etc.
     
  2. mythdemon macrumors newbie

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    I haven't tried the games you are referring to, but I get a very decent performance on Diablo 3, Lord of the Rings Online, Team Fortress 2, and Factorio. As you said, for me the MBP is not for gaming but it's great that it supports the games I like :)
     
  3. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Most of the games you refer to,can run on iPads. However,I had ok performance when running open sim and second life on my MacBook Pro. Of course,I don't get full power,but enough to make it work.
     
  4. leman macrumors G3

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    The Pro 460 will play any contemporary game if you don't insist on running games at highest possible settings and 60 fps. It will certainly play all the games you mention on highest possible settings and 60 fps ;)

    I you want a comparison: the Pro 460 is more or less equivalent of Nvidia GTX 965M, which is still one of the most popular midrange mobile gaming cards.
     
  5. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    The question was about gaming on MacBook Pro,not Mac Pro that's a desktop machine.
    The MacBook Pro is a bit weak for hardcore gamers,and graphics is sometimes a bit limited,but for less processor intensive games,it's ok.
     
  6. AgentAnonymous macrumors regular

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    The GPU even on the max spec 4000 dollar model isn't very good.
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    This thread is originally about light gaming on MacBook Pro,andif you play casual games oflighter kind,it works well. But of course,for more advanced gamers,most laptops are sort of useless. However,as I wrote earlier,for less intensive games and simulations like open sim,second life or frogger it sure works.
     
  8. leman macrumors G3

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    I don't think that anyone in this thread was writing about the Mac Pro? But again, the MBP will run any contemporary game, including the most demanding ones.
     
  9. Alphonsus thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay! Yeah I will watch some Youtube to see people's review!

    Any games that people play for example?
     
  10. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

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    I have League of Legends on my 2016 pro. Max settings frame rate on the highest resolution is anywhere from 60-120fps.

    I have a wineskin running Skyrim but the had to lower the resolution a bit to get smoother gameplay. I'm sure that's due to the wineskin wrapper.

    You will be able to play whatever games you want but some will perform better than others.
     
  11. p910115 macrumors member

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    overwatch is very OK on bootcamp
    with 460
    graphics high still get around 60fps

    by the way I use 2880X1600 res
     
  12. killawat macrumors 65816

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    I played Battlefield 1 on mine while my Alienware was in the shop and it worked fine in Windows. It gets toasty, but these things are not dandelions.

    Point is MBP is not a gamer machine but the 455 and 460 are not useless, just crank down the settings.
    People saying that a "$3500-$4000" machine can't game are missing the point. Fully $1.2k of that is for 2 TB flash storage.
    And if you've got fat stacks of cash you can hook up a 1080ti.
     
  13. Alphonsus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys!

    It seems people have Window 10 in their MBP, do you guys have an external drive?
     
  14. killawat macrumors 65816

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    Windows is installed on a separate partition from your Mac install, so the two coexist on the same disk. The program that facilitates this is called Bootcamp.

    You can use bootcamp on an external drive but this configuration is not supported by Apple, and requires using a thunderbolt based external disk.
     
  15. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    If you're looking to buy the Pro 460 model, I saw a two video series by EverythingApplePro on YouTube which shows the limits well. CPU intensive games or unoptimized games in Windows 10 had to run on low settings. However, high end optimized games like GTA 5 were able to run at pretty high settings so I'm sure your games will do fine.
     

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