Steam streaming is the greatest thing to happen to a macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zellio, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816

    Zellio

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    Esp. if the device you stream from is very powerful and does a 2560x1440 resolution or above. Was playing Ass Creed 4 and Bioshock Infinite at highest settings, 2560x1440, on my Macbook Pro earlier!
     
  2. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    haha that's an odd way to abbreviate Assassin's Creed... I don't think I wanna know what an 'ass creed' is...
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    So the games were running on your iMac?

    I'm not sure I'm convinced that this is a big thing. Wouldn't the games look better on the huge iMac screen?
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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    The other benefit is that you can play games normally only available on PC on a Mac. It's like remote desktop for Steam...
     
  5. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    OK so I can put a desktop or a steam box in the basement and then play on my MBP without having the fan noise and heat? And I'm not limited by the built in hardware and I don't have to dual boot?

    Yeah OK now it starts to make sense :)
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I haven't done anything crazy, yet. I've launched a game to see if/how it works. It DOES trigger the dGPU in my MBP but I'm not sure what load it puts on the system or how hot it gets as I didn't keep it running long. I presume the "host" system needs to be capable of running the game in order to be playable as I imagine it would be doing most of the processing.

    I also discovered that the games I somewhat care about are now available for the Mac also, with no further purchase needed.
     
  7. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You are receiving what amounts to a movie. As long as your machine can play a video at 2560x1440 or 1080p (and pretty much every gpu in the last 8 or so years can) you will be fine.

    The host plays everything and you receive a movie, it's pretty much an in home onlive.
     

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