Windows GTA V on MacBook Pro 13?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by jamesjingyi, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    Has someone bought it yet and tested it on this model? Mine is the 2.5GHz i5 4GB RAM 128GB SSD+1TB HDD. I'm just worried about the lack of a GPU. If someone has time could they try it on this model? (Especially if its an extra one lying around..)
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    As you should be. Unless Rockstar was able to pull out some fairy dust, it's probably a pretty safe bet that the game is not going to run well on your system. It's probably not going to run well on the current 15-inch MBP's discreet GPU. You'll either need some beefy desktop PC hardware, or just buy the game on a console.
  3. jamesjingyi thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    Hmm ok thanks.. I was going to wait for the next gen 15". The requirements say that 2GB of DDR5 RAM is pretty substantial, surely since its NVIDIA it should be fine?
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    It's not only the quantity of RAM but the quality of the GPU. The 750M might have 2 GB of vRAM, but the GPU itself is two generations out of date. Even when it was new, its performance was mid-pack at best. A dedicated gaming system from Asus, Alienware, MSI, or Sager/Clevo with at least a GeForce GTX 970M is going to be the best choice if you want to play it on a notebook.
  5. JronMasteR macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2011
    I'm playing it on my MacPro with a 780 6GB. I'm able to max it out
    without MSAA at 1440p. Runs around 80fps on average.
    The Game is very well optimized for PC, one of the best ports I've seen in years.
    However, to run it well you need to have a powerful machine.

    I think that iGPU's are not supported anyway. They mention a 9800gt or 4870 desktop card as the minimum.
  6. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    what are my chances of running it on a 2011 imac, 3.1ghz with a 6970m 1 gig? pretty slim i guess
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    It'll certainly run, just don't expect 60 fps at 1920x1080. 30 fps at 720p at low-medium details is probably more realistic.
  8. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    oh, okay, i can live with that.
  9. actasci macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    you have no idea dude, even with my slightly clocked 6750m i can do more than 50fps at 720p at low-medium.

    this is some serious port, i have to admit that.
  10. merijn, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    merijn macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2015
    Will GTA V run on my mid 2010 iMac? Radeon HD 5750 1GB, i5-760 @ 2.8GHz, 4GB Ram
  11. Essenar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    I'm installing this as we speak and I will give a breakdown of general performance expectations, playability and a rundown of how the game feels and whether I consider it "playable enough".

    My specs: Mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13" Base (8GB DDR3, 128GB SSD, i5 2.6 GHz, Intel Iris HD5100).
    I'm going to be playing with the internal screen and an external ASUS 19" 1440x900 screen. I'll be using a PS3 Sixaxis, a K65 RGB and a SteelSeries Rival gaming mouse.

    I'm going to be running it from a Windows external USB 3.0 drive (The game alone, at 65GB, in tandem with a Boot Camp partition, would eat up my entire SSD) so people with smaller hard drives can get an idea of not only how it runs, but a feasible way to run it without completely losing their internal drive or space for OSX applications.
  12. actasci macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    it will run at lowest settings at 720p.

    afaik iris pro 5200 can play this game fluidly at 720p low-med settings, 5100 though, it might be a struggle.
  13. PoopsyDoopsy macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2015
    I think I already know the answer to this but would it run on these specs?
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
    Processor - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory - 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
  14. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  15. Tony Danger macrumors member

    Tony Danger

    Dec 19, 2014
    It will run on an Intel iris pro and even (at a push) Intel hd4000.

    You'll be looking at similar frame rate and graphics as the PS3 version and at about 20fps on the 4000. 5000 and above you should be able to clock 30.

    Iris pro at 720 I've had it hovering between 30fps and 55fps on low graphics.
  16. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    If you played at 800x600, then you should get 30fps on lowest settings, but its pointless splashing out 40 pounds on GTA V PC, and another 85 pounds for Windows for that experience. You would be about the same price to buy a PS£ and GTA V bundle and have a better game.
  17. Jimmycccc macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2016
    Sorry I know it's been quite a while, but how do u do that?
    I overclocked 800/900 and turned on fxaa, 1280x800 and still barely getting 30 frames
    I have the same build as you

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