MacBook Pro Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by showtime008, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. showtime008 macrumors newbie

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    I am a mild gamer and would like to be able to play games such as Command and Conquer 3 and Civilization 4. I would also like to purchase a MacBook Pro. If any of you have any gaming experience with it, could you tell me what kind of games the MacBook Pro is capable of playing? What would be my limitations?
     
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    CnC3 should run just fine on an MBP.

    The 8600 is just fine for today's games. Granted, it's no Crysis killer, but you can expect medium settings.
     
  3. showtime008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Medium Settings on Crysis?
     
  4. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I believe so. I personally don't have an MBP (yet), but from benchmarks I've seen and from what others are posting, that seems about right.
     
  5. showtime008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, are there any other good games that I could play maxed out on the macbook pro?
     
  6. showtime008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
     
  7. showtime008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will it run intensive games such as F.E.A.R on MAXED out settings well?
     
  8. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    Crysis on medium settings is a little overstated. I tried Crysis on my MBP and it was pretty choppy on some of the lowest settings. But for the most part, there is quite a lot that will run well. F.E.A.R. maxed out seems a little ambitious, but I haven't tried it.
     
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  11. eXan macrumors 601

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    umm... what?

    1) 256 is low-end now
    2) VRAM =/= performance
     
  12. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    oh i didnt think 256 was bad at all..... now i know how much we have moved on.
     

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