List Your Games FPS on MBPr.

FatGuy007

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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:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5V4A/ref=gno_cart_title_1
 

stevelam

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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.
 

FatGuy007

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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.
Download the Smcfancontrol, it helps me alot. it is loud, but it is worth it.
 

ljx718

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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.
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?
 

gentlefury

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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 limited...in 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
Borderlands
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
Risen
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
Prototype
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
RAGE
Skyrim
Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road DLC
Fallout: New Vegas
OddBoxx
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)

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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?
I think the person you were replying to isn't use to gaming on a laptop.
 

striker33

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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.
 

stevelam

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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?
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.
 

gentlefury

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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!
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!
 

Dangerous Theory

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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!
Thanks, and I've not seen much of dark souls, but dishonoured certainly looks interesting. Personally waiting on AC3 and Darksiders 2
 

-MRB

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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.
 

FatGuy007

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

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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.
 

Mr MM

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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...
 

PCWebbJR

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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.
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?
 

ljx718

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Max Payne 3 : 2048x1553 - 30fps - High settings with Very High Textures...

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I think the person you were replying to isn't use to gaming on a laptop.
Prob, but how do come to that conclusion on just that
 

AzN1337c0d3r

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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?
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
 

Dangerous Theory

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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?
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.
 

stevelam

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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?
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.
 

ggabriele3

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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 :)