Retina Macbook Pro Gaming Performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pgeske, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Pgeske macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy myself the base model retina macbook pro for college. I am primarily going to be using this laptop for work and to carry around with me to lectures. However, I will not have a gaming console with me, so I would like to use the retina macbook pro to do some gaming as well. Some of the games I would like to play include Skyrim (on bootcamp), Diablo 3, Civ 5, Portal 2, and Tf2. Also, I would like to run these games on high (not completely ultra) smoothly. Oh, and I will not be playing these games at the max resolution (which doesn't seem to be suggested for gaming on the retina mbp). Instead, I will be doing 1080p or so for gaming. So, how would the retina macbook pro handle these games at 1080p?
     
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    It should be able to do it. My 2010 MBP can do it.
     
  3. golu14 macrumors regular

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    Ive heard theres a retina update due for diablo 3 soon.
    Im not quite sure about real world performance but spec wise, it should handle them with real ease.
     
  4. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    my high end 2011 works with all of those games at 1680x1050, so the retina should have no problems whatsoever.
     
  5. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    Played L4D2 with steam today on my base rMBP (8GB ram), runs totally fine, fans are really silent where my old MBP would make a lot of noise :)
     
  6. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

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    As long as you're happy with 1080p, then yeah you should be able to max out the other visual settings and still have a FPS hovering around 60. Especially on older games like TF2.
     

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