Retina MBP Screen Scaling in Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hatchoo, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. hatchoo macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2013
    I've been a longtime Thinkpad user. One thing that I've loved about it is the option of getting hi-res screens (FHD) so I can more when doing development work. I recently tried a rMBP in the store and found the screen scaling option a great feature.

    Is such an option available when running Windows on Bootcamp?
  2. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

    Ultra AleM

    Jun 22, 2012
    When you run Windows you can scale the resolution and make the elemens bigger/smaller with the DPI.
  3. hatchoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2013
    Oh. I thought that it was the display hardware that did the scaling (somewhat like how laptops stretch images if you choose a resolution lower than the native res). Does this mean that games on Windows or even on the Mac would require significant GPU horsepower to run?

    I was somewhat hoping I could still play games on it. (Civ 5 and the Total War series)
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    The rMBP 15" has quite a good dedicated graphics processor, so you can still play some games at its native resolution. Either that or 1920 x 1200. It's not impossible.

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