I play gw2 on RmacbookPro 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by koulmj, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. koulmj Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    On the retina MacBook Pro I just got, with all the bells and whistles turned off I was getting a pretty steady 20-40 GPS during game play. The game would run at higher resolutions but not very well.

    If u have to play and travel u will be able too; but not gonna wanna make a retina MacBook Pro it primary gamer machine....

    2.4ghz, i5, 8gb ram, iris graphics, 256gb ssd(ran using the MacBeta client. Not in boot camp)

    Enjoy !
  2. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    If you play games, you obviously need have bought the version with the 750m.
  3. koulmj thread starter Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    Well I have a desktop tower, but lately people have been reporting how well games work with the Iris stuff, so i thought I'd throw my two cents in.

    a 4670haswell with 16GB of RAM and a 760GT is what's driving my desktop right now...
  4. Flowiee macrumors member

    May 16, 2013
    Also looking to play gw2 on macbook, but what are your settings? can you maybe make some screenshots of your settings with fps on different locations in GW2?

  5. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Pretty sure you would see a dramatic increase in performance under bootcamp. Isn't the mac client notorious for poor performance?
  6. koulmj thread starter Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    all settings on low, 1280x800 resolution.


    Someone else can try bootcamp, i won't bother with it...
  7. SuperCop macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2013
    I am super interested in the GW2 performance under bootcamp so if anyone knows or willing to try it....... :)

    On average, how much of an increase between mac & bootcamp? I know the GW2 mac client is an animal within itself regarding that comparison, but in general how much better do games perform in windows versus their OSX counterparts?
  8. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2008
    most cases, you get a better performance on the windows side, due to the drivers support. in this case.. i believe gw2 on mac is just a wrapper and not a native client, so you have your overhead there.
  9. teotuf macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2012
    everything on low (auto-detect) and 1920x1200 in windowed full screen, i get about 18-23 fps walking around in crowded Lion's Arch.

    FXAA takes about a 1fps hit.

    Impression is definitely playable. I like my interfaces small without screwing up tradepost UI, so I keep it at 1920x1200. If you drop the res I'm sure you can hit up to 30fps.
  10. cirus macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    Thats like HD 4000 on windows.
  11. teotuf macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Some screen shots on 1920x1200 windowed full screen mode... in boot camp. Mac client performs about the same fps at lower resolution like 1400x900 or 1680x1050.

    Setting is on auto detect - so basically everything low. Definitely playable - coming from overclocked 6770m/sandybridge quad core system.

    My model is late 2013 rMBP 13, 2.6ghz/8gb/512gb.

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  12. actuallyinaus, Nov 2, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013

    actuallyinaus macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    i gather from the i5 that the op has a 13" (and he really should have put that in the thread title), some people didn't pick that up i.e UBS28 who suggests the 750m model

    i've got 15" iris pro only benchmarks over here, and they are much better (obviously)

    windows is usually 0% to 20% faster, see my 15" benchmark thread here for some examples in dota2 osx vs dota windows

    you might get some more fps if you run osx at native through setresx (don't use the 'best for retina' option), see my thread on how osx hidpi and osx native can make an impact on fps here

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