MacBook Air outperforming MacBook Pro retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bruenor9, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. bruenor9 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2011 macbook air which I use to use. It has an I5 and 8gb RAM. I recently got a macbook pro retina 13 newest model 8gb ram 256 SSD. I play a game call league of legends. I put the settings on both computers too low on the game. On the macbook air I get 50-60 fps. On the Macbook pro I get 20-30 fps

    Something must be wrong..
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    The retina might be running on 2560x1600 resolution...
     
  3. bruenor9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh that might be why. What resolution should I lower it too to make the fps seem like the same then?
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Set them to be the same if you want it to be as close as possible...
     
  5. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Which is 1440x900 if you have a 13 inch MBA...
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    If that's what League of Legends is running at on the MBA (it could be less)...
     
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    For the sake of comparing performance, you should set the resolutions to be equal. Can't you just set the resolution in LoL?

    For gaming you can set it to 1440x900 or 1680x1050 to see what you like better. Half of the native resolution would be 1280x800 but I found that looking rather bad for gaming.

    You can also try to compare lower settings and higher resolution versus higher settings with lower resolution, see if there is a sweet spot.
     

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