MacBook Pro upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pstocke, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Pstocke macrumors newbie

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    hello all!

    So I was having some troubles with my old MacBook so when I went in they just handed me a new one (yay apple!). What they gave me was the 15inch MacBook Pro with 2.2ghz 16gb ram 256 flash storage
    http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MJLQ2LL/A&step=config

    I am considering trying to pay the difference and upgrade to the next level. The one I am looking at is the AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 upgrade
    http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MJLT2LL/A&step=config

    The main reason that I would do this is that I would love to boot camp it and play the witcher 3. I had given up hope of being able to do this with the old machine but now it seems the possibilities have opened up!

    So my question is: do either of these machines have a chance at running the game? Will they both be able to run it or if I want to get some witcher action do I need to get the upgraded model.

    Also, I don't really care about the storage difference so it would be the better gpu that I would be going for. If I do it will I notice any other differences in how the machine runs?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You do know you could simply google the system requirements for Witcher 3 and see for yourself, right? It would've gotten you your answer a good 6 hours sooner.

    It's not that hard, and a good rule of thumb is : bigger number in my computer, I'm good.

    http://thewitcher.com/news/view/927
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    look on you tube there will be endless videos of witcher 3 running (or not) on these macs.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote:
    "So I was having some troubles with my old MacBook so when I went in they just handed me a new one..."

    My advice:
    Don't look a "gift horse" in the mouth.
    Be happy with what you've been given!
     
  5. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    It will run the game. The AMD MBP will run any current game. Now keep in mind the MBP is not a gaming laptop. So while it will run it, and at decent settings. Don't expect it to run a t retina. Probably just 720p with normal to high settings. I currently run GTA V on my MBP and I can to 1080p on low at 30fps or 720p on Normal at around 50 to 60 fps. Plays very well, but its not ultra
     
  6. Pstocke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! I went ahead and did the upgrade and will post how it goes!
     

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