How will the new MBP compare to my current PC?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ElCidRo, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. ElCidRo macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    I currently have a desktop PC made of:

    intel i5 750
    Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard
    Gigabyte ATI HD 5770 1GB GDDR5
    4GB RAM Kingmax DDR3 1333 MHz
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 rpm Sata2

    I want to buy the new 15" high-end model - at $2200
    Do you think it will be able to match my current desktop in games?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
  3. ElCidRo thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Will I still be able to play starcraft 2 at max?

    I also plan to upgrade the MBP to a SSD once the new ones come out and add 4 more GB of ram.
  4. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
    You could but you aren't going to enjoy it, you'll get probably 15fps at the most
  5. toondw macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Northumberland, UK
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    I have the 15" top model, i can play starcraft 2 without any problems. I am using os x so no idea about bootcamp games. However my 2009 macbook pro 15" played bootcamp games without any problems so the new 2011 should be even better?
  6. iZero macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Macs are simply not designed with gaming in the forefront of the mind. At this point, it's more of an afterthought, but as games are becoming more popular on OS X and with more being released all the time, this may soon change.

    That being said. I don't run Bootcamp, I have no interest in putting Windows on my Mac, I leave that to the Windows machine. So I can't speak for Windows performance on it. My MacBook Pro (specs in sig) runs StarCraft 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Civilization 5 at max detail, perfectly smooth, without a single hitch. I imagine the top end 15 inch would perform just as well or near it. It actually runs those games smoother, and better, than my Windows machine with slightly higher specs. Would get rid of the Windows rig completely if a few other things get ported to/put out for OS X.
  7. eaf7s macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    For gaming, not great.

    For many other things, it will take a big steamy dump on your PC every time you touch it.
  8. akhbhaat macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    Short answer: no. Not even close.

    The desktop Radeon 5770 is roughly on par with the very fastest mobile GPUs currently on the market (e.g. 6970M). While it's respectable, the 6750M is still a class or two below this.
  9. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  10. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
  11. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    The processor in the MBP is better but the 5770 will run circles around the mobility 6750. The even the mobility 5750 in the iMac is faster than the 6750.
  12. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    Why would you want a MBP anyway? If you are looking for that kind of power in a laptop, then you should look at an Alienware, but I hear they are crap, but maybe since Dell bought them recently, they are better now.
  13. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
    Depends on the games. If the games will run perfectly smoothly, why does it matter if there is a numeric difference?

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