Is the retina macbook pro with GT650M good enough to play DOTA 2 at high settings?

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  1. bballaz macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to buy a retina macbook pro and would like to be able to play games on it. The only game I play is DOTA 2 and is the GT650M good enough to play DOTA 2 comfortably (at least 60 fps) at high settings? I was planning to save some money. If 650m is not good enough should i get the retina macbook pro with 750m. Please help!!!!!
     
  2. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    i don't think dota is that graphic intensive

    like at all i think you'll be fine
     
  3. bballaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the macbook pro retina 15 inch with 650m be able to play DOTA 2 using an external display with a resolution of 1920x1080?
     
  4. cirus macrumors 6502a

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    The desktop GTX 650 plays it maxed at 57 fps. Given the clock speed reduction for the 650m you should be able to almost hit 50 fps maxed.

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  5. bballaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a big or small difference between desktop 650 and laptop 650m on retina macbook pro
     
  6. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, there is diff between the gtx 650 and gtx 650m. I can play all high with no aa on 1680x1050. When I try 1080x1200 there is a slight lag. Also gets super duper hot.
     
  7. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Neither. It's HUGE.
     
  8. bballaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so will I be able to play dota 2 on 1920x1080 with the 2012 retina MacBook Pro?

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  9. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, although I dont think the pro has that resolution. You will also have to turn off AA and also play at medium settings.
     
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  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    I have the 15" retina 2.6ghz and I play steams borderlands 2 on it in "native mac os". while the game is playable on on low setting, it frequently stutter and hiccups that is very distracting. this is not because the system is incapable of playing games smoothly, it's just that the rmbp cooling system sucks, and therefore, the GPU clock speed throttles down to compensate for the high temps.
    so now let me address your question directly; you will not be happy with the rmbp for gaming purposes.

    I hope that helps
     
  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    desktop 650 and laptop 650 are two very very different cards

    This is a desktop nvidia 650:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-1024MB-Graphics-01G-P4-2650-KR/dp/B00966IU4M

    Note that it is thicker than a macbook pro. In addition, it alone most likely draws more power than the entire macbook pro itself.
     
  13. cirus macrumors 6502a

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    No its not. Funny how you can link to amazon but not read anything on the page.

    Both the 650m and the 650 desktop are on the same GK107 chip. Both chips are fully enabled and use GDDR5 (1GB for the EVGA you linked and 1GB for the rmbp). The only difference is the clock speed. The actual physical dimensions of the package don't mean anything with regards to the performance.

    Rmbp 15" 650m - GK 107 - 384 shader cores at 900mhz core/ 1250 mhz memory- GDDR5

    GTX 650 - GK 107 - 384 shader cores at 1058 mhz core/ 1250 mhz memory- GDDR5

    Desktop chip has 18% higher clock speed. In games assuming perfect scaling it will be 18% faster (more like 15% real world). So according to the toms chart if the desktop 650 gets 57 fps, the 650m will get 48-49 fps.
     

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