Retina Macbook Pro Skyrim

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  1. Apple2000 macrumors member

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    Turns out its great for gaming, after struggling through some driver issues.

    Made a quick off-screen youtube video, showcasing 1080P Ultra Settings for Skyrim.

    http://youtu.be/Zaw7bXiLRqg

    Anybody try any other games on it?
     
  2. Melih macrumors member

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    That looks really cool man. Can you give it a try with all the high-res texture packs and add ons and stuff?
     
  3. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    This is with the high-res texture pack from bethesda. I will def. look into installing some mods and stuff tomorrow and see what I can get.
     
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    Thanks for posting this! I was wondering how it would run Skyrim myself.
     
  5. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, thank you very much for posting this. :D
    Skyrim is my favorite game and i was wondering on how well it runs.
    I expect it to run even better wehen turning off AA.

    Could you try a higher resolution with no AA to compare plox?
     
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    How do I get skyrim on a mac?!
    DO i have to buy windows +bootcamp/parallels AND Skyrim?
     
  8. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    You would need to buy windows and use bootcamp which is already installed on your mac.
     
  9. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

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    That seems pretty good to me actually. It seems like the rMBP is turning out to be a decent mid-range gaming laptop as per what I've seen so far.
     
  10. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    The new fan and vent system work very well. I've played GTA IV and Skyrim on Ultra on it, monitored the temperatures, and the 650m gets temperatures lower than it's average temperature playing those demanding games thanks to it.
     
  11. Croneberg macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the video!!! ;)

    How is the sharpness at 1920 x 1200 and did you perhaps happen to test 1680x1050 too? How sharp is the picture at this slightly lower resolution.
    I think however at 1920 x 1200 those are some pretty impressive fps for a notebook! :eek:
     
  12. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Pretty identical. A bit sharper at 1080P. Both resolutions looked great.
     
  13. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    What’s really fun is turning it down to high, turning AA off, and running it at full panel res. Runs surprisingly well and looks really good—the significantly higher resolution really brings out texture detail.
     
  14. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    2800 x 1800?? Dang!! I will have to try that.
     
  15. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    why do people cry so much about the 650m? this is awesome!

    it will be able to handle gaming for the traveling video / photo editor without problems.. sometimes people compare laptops to high-end gaming systems that weigh 8 kgs..
     
  16. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I tried it in OSX (I don't use Windows, and yes its possible), and I was able to get it running very playable with near ultra settings at 2880x1800... the GT 650m is a very impressive mobile GPU.
     
  17. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    I have never done bootcamp. But if I did, if i just wanted it for gaming. what do you think should be my recommended partition size? 64 gigs?
     
  18. ugp macrumors 65816

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    What games do you plan on installing?
     
  19. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    probably skyrim. Diablo 3. ...stuff like that. I'm not a big PC gamer. In fact, i haven't played a pC game in 2 years. I'm more of a console gamer. But i heard that windows version works better than the OSX version.
     
  20. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Diablo 3 is over 10GB I believe not sure on Skyrim. But a 64GB partition should be optimal. Give you the friend to install around 5 large games at a time.
     
  21. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I partitioned my 256GB SSD to be 80GB for Windows 7. Skyrim was around 8.3GB I believe, when I downloaded it from Steam.
     
  22. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    Okay good to know. yeah. I'm going to be getting the 256gig ssd. and I have lived with only 128SSD from my old macbook air. I don't want to waste alot of my partition in windows. I could live with 70.
     
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    I realise I've just dragged up an old thread, but I figured that was preferable to starting a new one on the same topic. I am having a lot of problems achieving anywhere NEAR 30 fps on anything more than 1280x800 with all settings on medium and AA/AF off. What might be the problem? The 'options' screen indicates that it's trying to use the Nvidia 650M, but I can't seem to figure out why Skyrim's performance is so much worse on my MacBook Pro (Windows 7, 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM) than other people's. Any suggestions?
     
  24. TheIceman macrumors newbie

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    I've struggled into the exact same problem...
    It seems that it has to do with some EFI Update the rMBP recently received.
    Try to do a SMC Reset (Shut down rMBP, Press left Shift Button+CTRL+ALT+Power Button at the same time, wait a little bit and then start your Bootcamp or MAC Partition), it will help!
     

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