Playing games with the Macbook hooked up to 24" Apple display?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macintologist, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Hey everyone

    I've read a lot about how the unibody alu Macbook have far better graphics than the old Intel graphics chips. My question is, however, what kind of frame rates do you get if you play games at 1900x1200 resolution on an external display? How do games like Unreal Tournament 2004, Civilization 4, WOW and others perform? Is it playable or should I get a Macbook Pro?

  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    I personally don't have one, but I bet they will play just not on the highest settings. From what I've read, WoW is around 30-40 FPS on the native MacBook display, so I think a 1900x1200 will make it a bit.
    But I would wait for someone who actually has experience with this.
  3. macintologist thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    At some point after the summer I plan on buying a Macbook and use it with the 24" Apple display. Whether or not I get a Macbook Pro will depend on if the frame rate is acceptable on the low end Macbook.

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