How well can the macbook pro run games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JJBro1, May 17, 2009.

  1. JJBro1 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2009
    I was wondering how well the macbook pro plays games? I want to play games such as the orange box, left 4 dead, and call of duty 4. I want good graphics on a nice framerate. What kind of games do you guys play and what kind of FPS (framerates per second, not first person shooters) do you get?
  2. Garemz macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2008
    Edmonton Alberta Canada
    I have a new macbok pro 2.4 4 gigs ram

    PLay WOW on it everything maxed out average 40FPS
  3. JJBro1 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2009
    what kind of graphics card do you have?
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    For those games, I can get around 100FPS if I use medium settings, around 60FPS if I use maxed settings; this is on the laptop's LCD default resolution of 1440x900. If I play on my monitor at 2560x1600, I can only get about 50FPS with everything turned to low.
  5. UniPro macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    Depends on the game. I can run Quake 4 and Oblivion at maxed out settings in native resolution with no slowdown what so ever. Of course that in Windows 7 and not leopard.
  6. Benguitar Guest


    Jan 30, 2009
    I watched my friend play COD4 on his upgraded Unibody MacBook with max'd out settings and there was little to no lag.

    My guess, is that the MacBook Pro will run games extremely well. I for one have a Unibody MBP but have NO games what so ever on it. lol :rolleyes:
  7. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    I have a base Pro model w/4 gigs of ram and get around 60 fps on L4D @ native resolution with medium settings.
  8. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    Games run well, but you don't get $2000 worth of performance in games IMO. If games are important to you, I suggest you get a base MacBook, use the rest to build a gaming tower. You can put together a specialized gaming rig for like $800 that would outperform pretty much any laptop.

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