macbook pro 2.5ghz 512mb 8600

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by gingerling, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. gingerling macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    I am really considering going to a Mac rather than a PC.
    How well will a MBP 2.5ghz 512mb 8600m run WOW?

    At max settings will I get good frame rates?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Are you sure you want to get a MacBook Pro just to run WoW?
  3. gingerling thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
  4. durant0s macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I've yet to try WoW on mine, but I have the 2.5 ghz with 4 gigs of RAM and I can run Warcraft 3 fine, while burning a disc, d\ling stuff, and IMing people. Though it will get hot when your using the graphics card a lot so be ready.
  5. katorga macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2006
    Works fine for me

    I run WoW in Bootcamp and in OSX with no problems on my 2.4 MBP. It gets HOT. I prefer bootcamp because I can install faster nvidia drivers and use RMclock to keep the temps down a little.

    Heck, I even run Guildwars on OSX using wine. Works like a champ.

    All said, it runs things about as well as a mobile 8600 can, which is a lot worse than a desktop 8800.
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Yes, the 2.5GHz MacBook Pro will run WOW fine on Max settings. :)
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I play wow on my MacBook C2D 2.0GHz, 4GB ram, intel GMA950 and the only time the screen stutters is when there's about 10 other players on my screen.

    A MacBook Pro 2.5GHz, 2GB ram, 512 8600m gt should be fine:p
  8. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    My brother is getting a MBP like yours, 17", for WOW. Ill tell you how it runs on friday. They only difference is 7200rpm hard drive.
  9. mongrol macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Wine or Crossover? I was under the impression that GL was broken on Wine on OSX.

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