light gaming on Macbook Air 2018

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by my_head_is_in_the_clouds, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. my_head_is_in_the_clouds macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hey hey,

    how do you guys think will the new MBA perform in terms of light gaming. I ordered the 16gb / 512gb version for university and as I don‘t have any other computer etc. for gaming I want to do some gaming on it. I don‘t want to play the newest games but what about older titles like lets say battlefield 4 (2013). Lot of people here on MacRumors talk bad about the new processor in the MBA but still it‘s faster than a nTB Macbook Pro from 2016 and just uses 7 watts. I know full reviews are yet to come but i hope you can give me at least some thoughts on what you think.

    Cheers.
     
  2. stratokaster macrumors member

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    Yes, but the GPU is still much slower than the GPU in nTB MBPs.

    Honestly, this laptop just isn't suitable for gaming unless you're willing to buy an eGPU.
     
  3. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    you can forget about all gaming in 3D on a 7W chip. especially on macOS, this chip won't be able to play anything.
     
  4. symmi macrumors newbie

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  5. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    with the new eGPU Vega 56...you can game on the mac, light games and also big games, but not on 4k high settings
     

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