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macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 9, 2015


I was looking for a discussion to show real gameplay with FPS on my older macs.
It s useful to understand what we can run and it s always fun to see a mac on heavy tasks :)

Post your MAC Gameplays video here pls.

- Only Mac with Mac os or Bootcamp. no pc or console gameplay.
- No Reports or Reviews without a video showing your gameplay.
- NO personal conjectures on FPS : you must use [Steam "Show FPS" option] - [In game FPS counter] or - [MSI AB] (under bootcamp)
- We need your FULL MAC SPECS : not in the sign, pls write em.
- You can post unplayable games : it s more useful to see low fps and unplayable games than only perfect games.

this thread can be fantastic if just 2 or 3 mac users are going to support it properly! I always look for proper documented gameplays on macs!
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macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 9, 2015
Macbook Air 13 Mid 2011


1,7 GHz Intel Core i5 (i5-2557m)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
128 GB SSD

Mac OS SIerra 10.12

Diablo 3
[Macbook Air 2011] - Intel HD 3000 - [Mac OS Sierra]

Heroes of the storm
[Macbook Air 2011] - Intel HD 3000 - [Mac OS Sierra]


Macbook Air late 2008

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz (SL9400)
SSD 128GB (1.8" zif)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256 MB shared)

Both games i tried are Unplayable: there are drops to 6 fps while in fights (at min resolution and details)

Heroes of the Storm
[ Macbook Air 2008] [9400m] [El Capitan]

Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls
[Macbook Air 2008] [9400m] [El Capitan]

next time i m going to use MSI AB under BOOTCAMP to show bigger FPS (these are a little small)
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macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 9, 2015
Holy.... Heroes of the Storm runs on Intel HD3000? I'm on the road with a spare mac mini... time to test.

Hello! I think your Intel HD 3000 is better than mine : i5-2557m in macbook air is undervolted !

BTW in close combat ( 0:54 in the video) fps dropped from 45 to ... 2 for a second
with this occasional stuttering you can t be competitive, also if usuals fps are ok

ah, i tried HoTS also under Windows 10 too: usually fps are better with directX, but not in this case :(

edit: Flint, if you are going to try some games on your mac mini, can you record a small video ?
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Flint Ironstag

macrumors 65816
Dec 1, 2013
Houston, TX USA
Useful thread! So I played an AI match on adept. The game was still downloading in the background. It stuttered enough to be annoying on occasion, but playable. Will test again once it's all there.

Sorry I got so excited that I forgot you asked for specific feedback. I'll see what I can do for FPS and video as I don't use boot camp.

Mac mini mid 2011
Intel HD 3000 384MB
booting from external thunderbolt enclosure with 10k drives in RAID 0

A quick match mid day when I need to clear the cobwebs is just perfect!
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