Palying Games on MacBook Pro 13,3

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mangusta, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mangusta macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I'm about to buy a new loptop and just wanted to ask you guys. Do you think/know/have experience a MacBook Pro 13,3 is good enough to play games, (e.g. CIV 5, Battlefield 3). I know that the graphics card is not too good.

    I was also looking at a Sony Vaio S series model, VPCSA390X CTO, which is more powerfull and a bit cheeper.

    What do you think?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Both those games will run after you adjust the settings, but it's not going to be a good experience on a laptop anyways.
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    Games run decently on laptops... depending on the laptop.

    For gaming and getting a Mac you should really look at the 15"+ Macbook Pros that have GPUs. The Intel HD 3000 in the 13" is going to keep you at very small resolutions with low graphics settings to be playable.
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Those games will suck on any 13" Mac laptop. Should be just playable at the lowest resolutions and quality settings...
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I wouldn't reccommend the 13" models for gaming. I very much doubt BF3 will run as it requires a dedicated GPU with at least 512MB of RAM. Civ V may run with small maps but large maps will come to a crawl if they run at all. Most high end/hardcore games will struggle or not run at all. Casual games will probably be OK.
  6. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    did you mention BF3? 13 inch model has only intel HD 3000. even if you set it on lower, it would be barely over 10fps. I guarantee it. if you want some serious games, buy 15 inch macbook pro or better. or some great lower price gaming laptop like Asus G74, or Toshiba Quesmo, Dell Alienware. you will pay almost the same or less price to buy one of them comparing to 15 inch macbook pro. but performance can't be competed with any gaming laptop. 15inch model doesn't use high end graphic card.

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