macbook radeon 460 game

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  1. emmgr23 macrumors newbie

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    any one who receive their macbook with 460 already try gaming with boot camp?
    i would like to know what it looks like just for curiosity.
    i checked on youtube or some forum, but didn't find anything about it

    please i will be very happy if everybody can add their feeling :)
     
  2. Jaekae, Nov 18, 2016
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    Jaekae macrumors 6502a

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    its around nividia 960m performance, but dont think amd bootcamp drivers are updated for these new cards yet, so it could improve with up to date drivers later on too
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    There were a bunch of reports (look on reddit). Basically, performance-wise its between the 960M and 965M. So perfectly adequate for some gaming. If I remember correctly, someone reported being able to run Skyrim on Ultra with good performance (in full HD).
     
  4. emmgr23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    finally its not so good of i was expected :(

     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    What were you expecting? That laptop can run Mafia on full HD and still get playable FPS, its more than good for an ultraportable.
     
  6. emmgr23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know something like the dell xps :)
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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    Dell xps has a slower GPU
     
  8. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

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    Theres another youtube test showing that a maxed out dell xps 15 aint better than the 460 on these macbooks
     
  9. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    He could probably get little FPS bump if he turned off Vsync
     
  10. bxsonic macrumors member

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    This seems to be a pretty good comparison. Seems about equal between the XPS 15 & MBP 15. Haven't really seen many gaming focused videos for the MBP. Again, nobody should buy MBPs specifically for gaming ;)
     
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    I don't know what to think about it. I understand that the MBP is not a gaming machine but the top of the line MBP with the upgraded GPU as in the video for 4300$ that bad for playing game.... Maybe it's better to buy a desktop machine and the cheapest possible macbook for mobility....
     
  13. leman macrumors 604

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    Its not bad at playing games. Its between the 960M and 965M, which are still being sold as GPUs powering mainstream (upper-mid-end) gaming laptops.
     
  14. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    It's not a bad machine at being what it is, but I really wish Apple had a second Mac product line for higher-powered stuff.
     
  15. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that strip on the screen plastic (that MacBook Pro is printed on)? It looks really out of place.
     
  16. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I did. MacBook Air 13" (10-13 hours of battery life, better than the TB models') and a high-end PC with a GTX 1080. Get the best of both worlds.
     
  17. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    And if you have to game on the go, just get a PS4 and use remote play.
     
  18. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Not really a console guy, and I don't see the need to invest $400+ on a console, and much more on games. Isn't there a lot of input lag in remote play?
     
  19. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest I have not used remote play extensively, and you're obviously at the mercy of whatever network you're using. With that said, I know it will do 1080p/60fps with the latest update. The times I have used it, I have never seen any lag or anything like that.

    It depends on what you're going for, but I would say anyone trying to squeeze gaming performance out of a MacBook Pro would be more than satisfied with a console/remote play. Unless of course, there's a specific title on PC you really want to play like Starcraft, etc. In your case, you have a 1080, so you're looking for more.
     

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