How does World of Warcraft run on the base 13" MBP

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  1. wishman35 macrumors regular

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    Is it better spend the extra for the Pro as opposed to the regular MacBook performance wise?

    I have a last gen base 20" iMac (from Aug 2008) .. the game seems to run pretty well, except now that I am in the Wrath part of the game it is starting to stutter more frequently.

    Does the base 13" MBP run the game good? in comparison to the last gen base iMac?

    Just looking to find some justification into purchasing either the MacBook or base MBP
     
  2. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Personally I wouldnt even consider the macbook anymore. I mean the base MBP is better all over. ANd it has the new unibody enclosure and 7 hour battery. For $200 more ($150 on edu discount) it is way worth it.
     
  3. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be more than fine with the base 13" MBP.
     
  4. wishman35 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well my base iMac seems to be running between 40 and 50 fps

    Is the MBP going to match that?
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Probably something better. It does have a newer graphics card and faster/newer clocked CPU.
     
  6. sanddunes21 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook with the old X3100 graphics, and while I haven't played WoW on it, I have played games with similar specs, and they all run extremely smooth on high settings. With the new base Macbook having the NVIDIA graphics you should have no problem.
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Depends how you tweak your settings. It's possible to get it to 60 fps+ but it's not going to stay there and will drop lower than 40. I know for me, after installing Wrath of the Lich King, fps dropped and stayed anywhere from 30-40 fps. It's playable but don't expect to play on high settings. Medium to high a pushing it a bit and I'm on a 2.4GHz MacBook Pro running on the 9600M GT.
     
  8. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    What??? Im the 13" MBP 2.53 ghz 4 gb ram and the 9400m gfx card, im getting constant 50 fps on all high settings. I cant believe you are dipping below 40 with the 9600gt??
     
  9. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    He's also playing at 1440x900 while you are playing at 1280x800.
     
  10. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    Still does not equal out.
     
  11. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Well he could be playing the mac version, which could result in a performance drop as well.
     
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  13. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I researched it and some were saying that you actually do get worse performance in OS X compared to Windows. I haven't tried and I don't feel like installing Windows and downloading all those patches to find out. 30-40 FPS is fine for me, not a serious WoW head anyway.
     
  14. g3funk macrumors member

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    /console maxfps XX

    WOW will use absolutely the entire power behind it and this little keystroke will limit it to whatever max fps you want. Will save a lot of listening to the fans go crazy.
     

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