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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2014
I really, really want to wait until the hardware is updated on the rMBP, but I need more cores for my work related stuff...

I play some casual D3, so I'd like to check with you guys how well it runs. Every now and then I play some on my 2012 MBA (lowest res, lowest settings) and the frame drops to 7-10 during intensive battles when the screen lights up like a christmas tree. :)

So, what kind of FPS do you guys get during big battles and what resolution do you use? (ctrl+r to toggle FPS display)


macrumors 601
Dec 13, 2004
In bootcamp, it runs fine on high at 1920x1200. I haven't tried it in OSX.


macrumors 6502
Dec 10, 2013
I uninstalled it so I can't check my settings...but it runs well on the 750m since it's a pretty old game...they finally made some optimizations so it runs better on all machines it seems. I never lag out in any fights and I think I played on medium-high...def was not on could prob go higher before it becomes unplayable.


macrumors regular
Mar 22, 2011
I don't have a 15" rMBP but I do run it on my 13" rMBP (mid 2014 BTO) and it runs well (IMO) on OSX - I don't notice any lag at all or framerate dropping etc. (or my tolerance level is just high :) )...


macrumors 68030
Oct 19, 2011
Can't help with the 750M. But I sometimes play D3 on the following systems:
2011 15'' MBP with 6750M GPU (512 MB), 1680x1050 resolution
2013 13'' rMBP with Intel Iris (5100), 1440x900 resolution

Playing alone it works fine (30 fps), though I get fps drops in the new RoS areas. Multiplayer can get very laggy and low fps when a lot of effects happen. The 2011 system does better than the rMBP but not by much. Graphics settings are somewhere average, (no AA, high textures, no shadows...).

I'm sure the game runs fine with the 750M. But I wouldn't be surprised if you still have to lower the graphics settings for solid performance in multiplayer situations. Also I don't think it will work that great if you intend to run in full retina resolution.


macrumors regular
Jun 13, 2012
Discovery Bay, Ca
I just purchased a 2.8ghz (4980hq) with 1tb SSD but the numbers should be consistant. On 1920x1080 with Medium/High settings I get between 35-50 fps. The color contrast of the retina screen is impressive, a significant improvement over my 27" Asus 278q (1080p). Plays really nice, and unlike the 650m didn't seem to run as hot for some reason. I had one of the early 2013 Retina's (650m and pre-PCIE SSD) and it ran really hot on Diablo 3, WOW and SC2. I played on it for an hour last night and it was great.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2014
Thanks everyone for the input!

So I've gotten my mittens on a 2.5GHz, 750M, 512GB RAM & 16GB RAM rMBP now. Diablo sure runs better than on my old 2012 MBA... ;)

Just for completeness sake, I though I'd post my gfx settings (which runs pretty good) in case anyone checks this thread in the future.
Resolution: 1920x1200
Texture quality: high
Shadow quality: medium
Physics: low (just because I'm not too picky)
Clutter density: medium
Low FX checked (since I'm not too fond of everything lighting up like a christmas tree) :)
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