Is the Macbook Pro with Retina good for gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radon87000, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    I am thinking of buying the top tier model with the GT750M.I am going to be doing video editing,and gaming in a 50:50 ratio.Will the MBP suffice for that?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The 750M is a pretty outdated card by today's standards. Still, it can handle some light to medium gaming.

    That said, I play BF4 at 1680x1050, mix of high and ultra, 16xAF and FXAA, and get around 47-50 fps on average, with the lowest being 35 fps and getting 60 fps in quite a number of situations.
  3. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Yes it will suffice, but it's not a gaming laptop so don't expect any kind of comfort. It gets very hot and very noisy. If you intend to game a lot and you're not on a tight budget, better build/get an equally powerful gaming PC and get a bit cheaper Macbook instead.)
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    It is basically just very bad value for the money. You can get twice the performance on similar Windows notebooks that already have 850M which Apple for some reason refuses to update to. Or 4 times the performance on a still cheaper gaming oriented notebook.
    The 750M can play some games but for money you pay it is quite bad.

    Desktop PC are always better simply because they don't get so noisy and loud and you can just upgrade the GPU after 2 years and basically match a $2000 notebook in performance released in 2 years for $200 of expense. If you have the space a desktop + a notebook is the best solution for the money.
  5. xav8tor macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2011
    Just put Windows on it in a BC partition. I don't game but I do run X-Plane, the most demanding OpenGL sim app out there and the 15"rMBP will run it fine under Win 8 with a few sacrifices, but not unacceptable ones. Under OS X, forget it. If your app is OpenGL, the Nvidia drivers are FAR better in Windows. Does it compare to my 4790K/GTX 980 PC? LOL, not by a long shot, but it performs as well as my new Mac Pro for this sort of app. Actually, at some settings, the 750m is beating the hex with dual D500 in frame rates. YMMV.
  6. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    no. the standard lenovos have the GT 860M, and thats with 2gb of GDDR5 and is upgradable to 4
  7. vbedia macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    It's very difficult to recommend buying a laptop with a price tag well over $2000 equipped with a two year old video card for gaming.

    I dont think it is a smart choice, sorry. Specially considering other choices, which are cheaper and much more powerful. If you still want a rMBP for gaming I would wait a few more months until the update, then things may look differently.

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