MBP+Gaming???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul17win, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. paul17win macrumors member

    paul17win

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    im in sort of a jam, i love the ability of the MBP as far as picture editing and the OS but i really want to play some current games on the MBP? i cant decide between the New MBP SR and a medium range gaming laptop? some help and insight would be nice.:):confused:
     
  2. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    The new SR Macbook Pros have great graphics cards in them. It's the 8600M GT, so it should be able to cope with most fairly recent stuff out there. The lower end 15" have 128 MB VRAM while the 2.4 Ghz 15" and the 17" have 256 MB VRAM.

    I have the lower end 2.2 GHz 128 MB VRAM model and plan to play Oblivion on it with Bootcamp. I've heard it plays well at medium-high settings, and its a fairly demanding game. So I'm all set, and you should be too!
     
  3. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    what games do you play
    also, games run natively now in MBP with bootcamp + Windows. Some youtube videos and some forum posts posted some amazing scores in games such as half life 2.
    Gaming in MBP should be great.
     
  4. paul17win thread starter macrumors member

    paul17win

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    well my PC just crashed 3 days ago and i loved to play BF2 and far cry i also really am excited about COD4:):):):)
     
  5. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    I installed bootcamp / XP SP2 on a 30Gb partition and played Half Life 2, HL2 Lost Coast, Counter Strike Source, Call of Duty 2 and Sam & Max and it all runs very well. The MBP does not even run very hot either; in my opinion it even runs cooler than my old PB G4 (while playing intensive 3d games).

    Also, the reason why I waited for this release and did not buy the previous model was because this last revision has the Nvidia 8600M GT GPU while the older MBP's had the AT X1600 GPU which is quite outdated.

    If you want to play games; get the last revision...
     
  6. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    Oblivion over boot camp has been fine with medium-highish settings with the 8600m 128
     
  7. diadem macrumors regular

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    I have the rev with the X1600 and Its great on all games i have played on it bar on.
    Rainbow six:Vages does not run to well the graphic ops are a little sparce. But i got i playble after messing with some settings and completed it :).

    Bf2142 runs great as well as HL2, world in conflict, Company of heros and meny meny more so the new version will be fine :)
     
  8. ToXicWaSTe macrumors member

    ToXicWaSTe

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    Are you running company of heros with DX10. I just installed Vista and i can't get Lost Planet to work which is also DX10.. says Missing .Dll... I can't download the latest nvidia drivers either :S
     
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  10. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    Just run boot camp on your macbook pro, and you can play all the games you want :rolleyes:
     

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