MBP Spec ok for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Joyus, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Joyus macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I am buying a MBP in the next few weeks, before i go back to uni and im fed up of most things windows. I am looking at getting the following spec:

    15-inch: 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB Memory
    500GB hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB

    I like to play games like COD (also online) and i was looking at getting SimCity and Spore also. Will the above spec be able to handle those games? Or should i upgrade the Chip and/or the RAM?

    I know i can use bootcamp, but i'd rather just stick to Mac :apple: when i get it.

    I did search, but i couldnt find anything as sepcific, so i apologise if i have repeated a thread.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. StefSSU macrumors regular

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    I got a config similar to this, and I find that the 9600 (256 mb) suits my needs for gaming, although Im not a hard core gamer, i was very impressed with its gaming abilities in games such as crysis and cod 4, so If you're looking to play sim city and spore I reckon you'll be fine. Just so you know, in cod 4 under boot camp, you can expect to run everything on high in native res without much aa and get good framerates.
     
  3. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be fine. COD4's probably the most demanding of the games you mentioned and I can still play it fine on medium/high-ish settings on my 2 and half year old MBP.
     
  4. aar2697 macrumors member

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    My iMac runs those games fine so why not?

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  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I'm satisfied with my MBP's performance for gaming, most of it via BootCamp/Windows.
     

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