Skyrim and bf3 performance on my MacBook early 2011

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Rookies1000, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Rookies1000 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    I've been lurking on the forum in a while and thought I might share my experience.
    My spec
    Early 2011
    i7 2.2
    8gb ram
    6750m (overclock 800/900)
    Running windows 7 64-bit professional on bootcamp
    Catalysm driver 11.10

    High setting with AA off
    40-50 fps

    Medium setting
    60-70 fps

    Medium setting
    40 fps

    High setting with AA off
    25-30 fps

    Both games run really well and look great.

    I choose to run at 1440x900 instead of 1680x1050 because I prefer the increased fps. Also note that my win7 installation is fresh with nothing else installed.
  2. Ovenall macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Hey, how can you tell how many FPS you are getting? I've seen people post these numbers, but don't know how to determine them. Thanks.
  3. MasterTick macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    Some games will let you see how many FPS you're getting, some 3rd party programs will also tell you, FRAPS comes to mind.

    I don't know how in Skyrim, but in BF3 just hit the "~" key and type Render.DrawFPS 1 then press enter
  4. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    Will Skyrim run on the 3000HD? Anyone tried? I have it on 360 but a little mobile Skyrim never hurt anybody :)
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    I know some people have used the Wineskin port floating around and run it on the HD 3000... so if Wine can handle running it on a HD 3000 in Mac OS X, I'm pretty sure using Windows it should run ok. Yes you'll have to do low res and low graphics options, but it *should* run.
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
  7. AeroSatan macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2011
    I don't have a MAcbook I have an Alienware M14x, but when I got Skyrim through Steam the game defaulted to playing through the Intel 3000 graphics rather than the dedicated GPU. If you mess with the settings and turn off a bunch of reflections you can have it run on medium. It's not the greates experience but it can be done.
  8. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    Have you tried it in clutter scenes and stuff? Particularly, fire scenes often tax the video card. I was under the impression that most of the good graphics require a 256-bit video card.
  9. hell dragon macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    hello my friend thanx for letting us know wat ur mac can run its really helpfull for people like me . i have the same gpu as u and i have both mac OS and win7 on bootcamp also the same driver 11.10. the problem is i cant play bf 3 , once i click on it nothing happens , it pops in task manager for a second or two then disappears , i tired to change the compatibilty of the game to windows 98 n it works but with horrible graphics and many weird colors. i dont know want to do now any ideas ?

    thx alot

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