Intel Iris Pro Graphics for DOTA 2

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Escritor, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Escritor macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hi imac users,

    I would like to ask if does anyone of you have tried playing DOTA 2 in the late 2013 model of the imac, entry level? The one with the intel iris pro graphics?

    How's the performance? Can the machine handle it smoothly? At high settings?

    Thanks in advance and your answer will help me decide if i will go for this sweet machine
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator
    the iris pro is about the same as a 650m (in some areas its even better than the 750m), which is more than enough

    so yes it will be fine
  3. librarian macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    doubt it can run it smoothly @1080P at high settings. The 650m / 750m should be steady 60fps most of the time with maxed settings. All under Windows of course.
    If you expect to play this game smooth on OSX prepare for disappointment, it lags even with the geforce gtx 680MX.
  4. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    thank you very much for the reply

    I am just wondering how come the INTEL IRIS PRO GRAPHICS resulted in a better FPS in DOTA 2 compared to the GT 750M of its high end counter part?

    anyone can enlighten me on this one?

    and lastly, does this mean the entry level 21.5" imac has enough power for me to play DOTA 2 smoothly?
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Note that Notebookcheck uses the GDDR3 variant of the 750M.

    The 750M in iMacs are way faster, because they're the GDDR5 variants.

    Iris is better than 750M only in OpenCL tasks. When it comes to games, the 750M totally trashes the Iris.
  6. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    thanks for the information

    May I ask if anyone of you have tried dota 2 on both?

    on the Iris (entry level of the 21.5" imac) and the GT 750M GDDR5 model?

    how's the performance on both?
  7. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2010
    Note that the thread is about the Iris Pro.
  8. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    He/she was only giving comparison. It was still with the realms of the Iris Pro. All this user was saying was that Iris Pro won't reall do what the OP wants, and 750m would be better. You would hake a rubbish salesman; "have you got any of these?" "Nope goodbye" "Anything similar tht will do better?" "That is not what you were asking me in the first place so comeback tomorrow, shoppes closed". :) Just messing.
  9. BoyKot, Feb 10, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014

    BoyKot macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2014
    Iris Pro Dota 2 [BootCamp]

    Hi, guys

    I'm not a pro gamer and I need my computer generally for work and creativity. Nevertheless it is very important for me to be able play Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 with 60 FPS.

    I was selecting new Macbook (I have late 2008 aluminum) very long and finally decided to chose rMBP 15" with Iris Pro. I've learned from benchmarks, that it is able to run Dota 2 at 60 FPS on medium settings. So yesterday I've finally installed Boot Camp Windows 8.1 and run Dota 2 on it.

    Guess what? Iris Pro runs Dota 2 on Full HD (1680x1050px) with Vsync off and all settings Ultra High (even anti aliasing) at 75-80 FPS with 40-50 FPS in the most epic team fights with blackholes, ravages and epicenters simultaneously.
    If you turn on Vsync it is 60 FPS (60 FPS is cap with Vsync) game play with drop to 30 FPS only in the most tough moments. Never below 30 FPS.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

    p.S. Hello from Ukraine! Sorry guys for my poor english.
  10. bry223 macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    No it's not, it's closer to a 640m, it doesn't even come close to a 750m, and the performance increase you'll see from a iris pro is really just opencl


    Note that this person was responding to the previous poster who compared it to the 750m
  11. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    Sir Does this means it will even run smoother in iMac with the GT 750M DDR5? i mean DOTA 2? even if I won't use bootcamp?

    thanks in advance
  12. harybd macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2013

    So, how about Starcaft 2 and diablo 3, what settings do u get? Have you tried wow or eso?

    What is the configuration of your rMBP?

    I'm between rMBP 13, 16ram, 256 ssd, 2.4 i5 and the rMBP 15 base model.
  13. randian macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2014
    I'm curious about the name. Does Intel own some of SGI's patents?

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