SC2 on a macbook pro 13"

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by HyperSun, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. HyperSun macrumors newbie

    HyperSun

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    Question, I have a mid 2010 macbook pro 2.66ghz, 13" now I've been playing sc2 on it since it came out on medium settings with avg fps about 30 avg, and it gets lower on big battles. Now what I want to know is how can I get better fps without lowering graphics settings.
    i want better fps on big battles, is there anyway I can do anything the mac outside of the game, as in hidden programs running on the background. I do tend to close everything before I play and I want to know if there is anything running that I don't know. Or what other ways can I in prove my fps without lowering settings? Thanks guys.
     
  2. locke90 macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't the 13 inch have no dedicated vid card? plus it tops out at 256mb, which means it's not really gonna handle starcraft 2 well. The original one had a minimum of 16 mb or something, but the new one is much more graphics intensive. i have the 15 inch macbook pro and i get around 50 fps during battle after lowering most settings to medium/low. The game might play better if you run if off bootcamp but it's unlikely you'll get too high a fps on the 13 inch. That said, I've heard people get 20 fps on ultra settings so idk.
     
  3. Messy macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the OP has a 320m whereas I have a 9400m in mine so I can only speak for that.

    I use low-medium settings (effects on high though). Ive found the best combo for the power of the graphics card, taking into account the amount of memory it also has to load the textures etc.

    Im impressed you can play it at full medium settings, ive heard the 320m is superior to the 9400m but wasn't aware of how much.

    Tbh, if you can play on full medium settings, you should be happy with that.

    As for getting better fps, you can switch to Windows, that will obviously help a tad, that and should you wish within Windows you can OC the Graphics Card -Not recommended though.
     

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