List Your Games FPS on MBPr.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FatGuy007, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    I am suprised of the capability of the MBPr on gaming.

    I ran Battlefield 3 (bootcamp) 1920x1200 on Auto Setting, it got 30-40fps! UPDATE: but since it is a fast paced game, i recommend lowering the resolution.
    Team Fotress 2 ran 2880x1800 and it got 30-40fps!
    Skyrim Runs ultra quality on 1920x1200 and 30-40fps.
    I put Counter Strike Source on 2880x1880 and everything high, it got 50+ fps.
    So i was wondering how are your games fps on your MBPr?

    All games I run are under Windows 8 Release Preview except TF2 and CSS.
    I have 2.6/16/512 model.
    Please don't list cider ports, they decrease fps and have issues.

    and honestly I don't think increasing processor will barley make a difference with the game, and 8gb ram is more than enough for any game. The GT650m is a new and powerful chip, but it would've been better if apple put in the 2gb model than the 1gb.
    EDIT: I recommend using a cooling pad and hiring the fan since the MBPr above 95c and can fry your chip.
    EDIT 2: Here is the Cooling Pad I ordered:
  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    i've noticed the mbpr can get REALLY hot REALLY fast. i was testing out trine 2 at only 1440 res and 'high' antialiasing setting. within less than a minute of playing my wsad keys were noticeably hot.
  3. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    Download the Smcfancontrol, it helps me alot. it is loud, but it is worth it.
  4. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    really? i havent noticed. i play L4D2 for hours at 1920x 1200 maxed out and the most it gets up to is low 70s. i dont notice the heat at all. maybe your enviorment is too hot or maybe youre more sensitive?
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Max Payne 3 : 2048x1553 - 30fps - High settings with Very High Textures

    Borderlands : 1920x1200 - 45 FPS - Maxed settings

    Skyrim : 2880x1800 - 30-45 fps - High settings or 1920x1200 - 40 - 60 fps. Both using high res textures

    Homefront : 1920x1200 - 45fps - Maxed

    Crysis 2 : 1920x1200 - 30fps - Very High

    Portal 2 : 1920x1200 - 60fps - Maxed, 2880x1800 30fps Maxed - 720x480 windowed 250fps (I just thought that was amusing.)

    Call of Duty 4 : SP - 2880x1800 30 - 45 fps - maxed, MP 1680x1050 60 fps (MP is frame SP this goes 120fps) maxed.

    Far Cry 2 - 2880x1800 - 30fps (game has to be frame limited or it stutters) Ultra High

    Amnesia: The Madness Descends: 2880x1800 - 30fps Maxed, 1920x1200 45fps

    Saints Row 2: 1920x1200 45-60fps - maxed with Nvidia controlled AO and AA

    LA Noire: 1920x1200 35-45 fps - maxed 2880x1800 20-30fps

    The Witcher 2:
    thats the best quality I could get it. It runs at higher res but those settings look and perform great.

    Mass Effect 3: 2880x1800 30+fps maxed

    Metro 2033: I didn't spend enough time tweaking...but it ran best at 1680x1050.

    Mafia 2: 2880x1800 30fps (drops to 18 in some places tho) 1920x1200 45-50fps

    Alice: Madness Returns 2880x1800 Max Graphics, PhysX High - 45fps

    Dead Island: 2880x1800 maxed 25-30fps 1920x1200 45-60fps (some stuttering, could need frame limit.)

    Assasins Creed: Revelations: 2880x1800 Maxed 30fps, 1920x1200 45-60fps.

    Dragon Age: Origins - 2880x1800 Maxed 33fps

    FEAR 3 - 1920x1200 maxed 45fps (this game really sucks btw...I finally decided to play it...what an insult to the fear series!!)

    I think that's about all I've tested so far. Here is a list of all my steam games if anyone has any requests:

    Dishonored Pre-Purchase (ROW)
    Dark Souls Pre-Order
    FEAR 3
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    FarCry 2
    Velvet Assassin
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Saints Row: The Third
    Midnight Club 2
    Torchlight II Gift: Torchlight
    Red Orchestra 2 (ROW)
    Alan Wake American Nightmare
    The Walking Dead Pre-Order
    Max Payne 3 Pre-order 1(ROW)
    Dungeon Siege 3
    Assassin's Creed Revelations
    Two Worlds 2 - Pirates of the Flying Fortress
    Two Worlds II
    Alan Wake CE
    Skyrim HD Texture Pack
    Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
    L.A. Noire Complete Edition
    Mafia II DLC - Jimmys Vendetta
    Mafia II
    Mafia II DLC Joe's Adventures
    Serious Sam Gold Pack (US)
    Star Wars: KOTOR
    Fallout 3 - Game of the Year
    Aliens vs Predator
    Divinity II - Dragon Knight Saga
    Mount & Blade: Complete
    Saints Row 2 (ROW)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    Homefront (ROW)
    Red Faction: Armageddon
    Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road DLC
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Oblivion Game of the Year
    Half-Life 2
    Jurassic Park
    Dead Island (NA)
    Max Payne Bundle
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Standard Edition
    Alpha Protocol
    GTA IV Complete Bundle
    Just Cause 2
    Monkey Island Complete Pack
    Lucasarts Adventure Bundle
    Bully: Scholarship Edition
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    Hydrophobia: Prophecy
    Metro 2033 Retail
    Alice Madness Returns
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Dead Rising 2
    Red Faction Guerrilla
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
    Steam Store
    Splintercell: Chaos Theory
    SplinterCell: Double Agent
    Total War: Shogun 2
    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    The Witcher 2 (NA)
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Standard Edition
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
    Dead Space
    Dead Space 2
    Crysis Maximum Edition
    Crysis 2 SE
    Portal 2
    Back to the Future: The Game
    Portal - Complimentary (Mac)


    I think the person you were replying to isn't use to gaming on a laptop.
  6. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    Only really tried Alan Wake so far. 1280x800, everything maxed except the lighting. 30-40fps.

    I've come to the conclusion that its just a very poor Xbox port.
  7. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    my environment is pretty cool temperature-wise. i only tested this within my home which is AC'ed. not a big deal to me though as i don't really play games. just wanted to test a few things out.

    i do have fan control software installed (istat menu) in case i need it. the one good thing is that the fans at fullblast aren't as noticeable as the fans from my 2008 macbook.
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Many up votes deserved, sir! I am particularly interested in JC2 and BFBC2, if you get around to it.

    Cheers. Awesome library btw, except duke nukem!
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I can give those a shot. DN:F I bought on a super cheap (like $7 deal..installed it, played it for a few hours and deleted it)

    I'm really looking forward to Dark Souls and Dishonered!! What I saw at E3 was very impressive!
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Thanks, and I've not seen much of dark souls, but dishonoured certainly looks interesting. Personally waiting on AC3 and Darksiders 2
  11. -MRB macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    30/40 fps when standing still, looking at the ground lol?

    Pretty sure when there's any action you will drop below 20 fps making it choppy as hell.
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Which game?

    All of those numbers are actually gameplay for at least an hour each.
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I have a feeling he's responding to OP's BF3 FPS test.
  14. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I still have to test bf3, I hate that game and it's huge so long download.
  15. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    Haha, I hate steam summer sales.
    they empty my wallet.
    how could you hate bf3, its an amazing game!


    I said I reccomend lowering the resolution to 1440, fps should always be 45+ since they are fast paced.

    I really don't recommend running any games at 2880 as it looks the same as 1920, it makes the crosshair super small and hard work for a game to run that resolution since its barley supported yet.
  16. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I'm with you on that one man, it's simply crap. How they could steer so wrongly after BFBC2 (which I still love to play) I don't know.
  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah BC2 was an amazing game! BF3 was a hot mess that I regret buying! Even at half price!
  18. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Jun 29, 2011
    could you guys test shogun 2 total war? I wanna see how this fares and given that rome 2 is coming out and has the same base line specs...
  19. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Haven't got any evidence but I bet you can run it absolutely maxed with 50+ frames
  20. PCWebbJR macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    I heard somewhere that antialiasing is unnecessary because the retina macbook pro can achieve such high resolution, and the pixels are already imperceptible to the human eye, with the retina display?
  21. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    Prob, but how do come to that conclusion on just that
  22. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    No, line aliasing is still quite visible at 2880x1800 (although reduced).

    Antialiasing is in essence a technique of tricking your eyes blending colors across pixels so that the stair-case effect becomes less noticeable. It also has other more subtle effects for objects in motion.

    Upping the native resolution basically increases the number of steps and decreases the size of those steps and thus also makes it less noticeable.

    But it'll be a while before we'll see resolutions high enough to completely eliminate aliasing
  23. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Sounds about right. I don't notice AA much in 1280x800 tbh. In my experience it's an expensive option where you're better off spending those resources on higher fps or more detail elsewhere. Same with shader/shadow settings.
  24. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    thats only if you set it to 2880 native res in certain games where aliasing becomes less apparent. in trine 2 it didn't support that high of a resolution.
  25. ggabriele3 macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2012
    one thing that seems to be apparent is that I can run games at substantially better quality than my X360 while still using my X360 Controller, and it's portable.

    Might not be a god-tier gaming PC, but this'll do :)

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