Mac Gaming Benchmarks

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Killery96, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Killery96 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    The idea here is to get as many people as possible to get accurate FPSs and settings up for different games, and different machines. People can then come here and maybe get their questions answered, or post new questions.

    I'll start with a few of MY benchmarks.
    MY RIG: (not really a rig...)

    CPU - Intel C2D 2.26Ghz w/3mb L2 shared Cache...
    RAM - 4gb DDR3 1067mhz... (2x2)
    GPU - Nvidia 9400M w 256mb VRAM
    HDD - 250GB HDD w 5400RPM
    Screen 1280x800 Glossy Apple Display
    OS: Mac OSX 10.6.6

    Starcraft 2:
    All settings are on ultra, minus shaders which are on low (so are lighting and shadows). FPS max is around 52, and FPS minimum on 8v8 custom games is of course around 3-4. Average FPS during ladder is 34. Load times are quick.

    Dragon Age: Origins:
    All settings are on low, resolution is 800x600. FPS minimum is 0.4, maximum is about 26-27, average being about 9. Runs terribly and is such an inefficiently coded game.

    Being an ancient game, I run it at around 70 FPS with manual AA and max settings + full res...

    Halo: Combat Evolved: Runs at max settings with 8x AA at an average FPS of around 34...

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:
    Everything is on the normal or on setting. Resolution is 800x600. Average FPS is about 23. So much for running '2x better'

    Neverwinter Nights 2: All settings maxed, I receive about 21 FPS average. On low, around 45 average.

    Portal: Runs fine full settings and smooth FPS (don't remember FPS avg)

    Dawn of War WH40K: Full settings max resolution get an avg FPS of around 25. Lower the details a tad bit and avg FPS goes to around 38.

    Those are ma games. I intend to upgrade drastically to a Macbook Pro 15" with 2.3 i7, AMD 6750 1G, 8GB, 750GB HDD, and 1680x1050.

    Love to hear some responses chaps!
  2. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
  3. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    I mean, usually at least one person replies! :(
  4. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    I would love to through my findings into the mix but all my money goes towards school. I'm running a late 2006 macbook that barely runs halo.

    It is a very interesting post though a lot of good information.

    What did you mean by saying "so much for 2x better" on cod4?
  5. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    That's interesting. My laptop is faster than your comp and I've never got those FPS numbers on Starcraft 2.
  6. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Apple advertised that the macbook pro ran CoD4 around 1.8 times as fast. To get normal settings i Have to play at below half resolution...
  7. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    do we care about this? look. you posted yourself. all of those games are too old. people have no interest such an old game anymore. if you post 'crysis 2, or black ops, portal 2, dead space 2, dragon age 2, assassin's creed brotherhood, need for speed shift 2, and so on', then people will be interested seriously.
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I agree. I have a 9400m and no way can it get those numbers on Ultra settings...
  9. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    I'm running an old machine. I myself wasn't seeking to interest people, but I was hoping that people with more modern hardware and games could post their stats and benchmarks here so I and others could learn from them...
  10. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    I tell you all: Ultra settings MINUS SHADERS. shaders, lighting, and shadows are the most drastic difference. I get 7-8 FPS on Ultra. 24 on Medium (unplayable IMO), and around 11 on High.

  11. bulareo macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2011
  12. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Because torrenting is for poor people who don't want to support the people who made the game and receive crappy support.
  13. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Actually it's a great way to get games that are no longer sold or are near impossible to find. :)
  14. Killery96 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Okay, that's true. Stuff you can't find as hardware and as software only on TPB or somewhere else, I suppose it's justified. But I figure if there's a game or program or music I want, I should buy it to help out the manufacturer or publisher.


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