Those of you with shiny AMD/Nvidia cards in your MP, what games are you playing?

michaelwalkertoye

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Jan 19, 2017
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What mac games are you playing where these cards make a difference?

Or are you simply bootcamp'ing into windows to game?
 

Draeconis

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May 6, 2008
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What mac games are you playing where these cards make a difference?

Or are you simply bootcamp'ing into windows to game?
Converted my machine entirely to Windows 10. Play a few games; Warhammer Total War, The Division, Stellaris, DOOM. All play on a 27" ACD at 2560x1440 very high settings at over 60fps.

Was previously playing The Division on a GTX 680 Mac Edition at 1080p and getting around 40-45fps, moderate settings.

Based on some benchmarking, I think the PCIe 1.1 16x bottleneck, along with any potential issues running a GTX 1080 FE on a Westmere chip and 1066Mhz memory only reduces the 1080's performance by 10-15%; less than if it were connected externally via thunderbolt (I think).
 
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H2SO4

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Nov 4, 2008
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Alien Isolation, (still). F1 2013 and 2015, (not too much). Splinter Cell Blacklist and Tomb Raider.
I boot natively into Windows as the controller support on Macs is a crapshoot, (regardless of what the devs say). Can't remember FPS at the mo.
Also it seems some features don't work properly or I can't find the right info, one of the two. Has anybody actually managed to put anything in this field...........??? Have that on more than one title.
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eyeangle

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Jan 2, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Radeon RX 560
playing

The Witness (on Mac)
Yooka-Laylee-Laylee (on Mac)
Just started playing Hollow Knight (on Mac)

no bootcamp. I couldn't at all play The Witness before hand as it required Metal, but now I can.
 
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pixelatedscraps

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Jul 11, 2017
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Hong Kong
Playing Company of Heroes on Steam using Crossover - unfortunately no mods working but I haven't delved far enough. Occasionally FM2017 as well but other than that, not much time for gaming.
 
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thornslack

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Nov 16, 2013
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Windows 10 100% for gaming. Titanfall 2 has been fun xD

Barefeats recently posted some gaming related stuff, just another grain on the mountain of evidence for all the benefits windows brings to gaming on a cMP.
 
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BillyBobBongo

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Jun 21, 2007
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On The Interweb Thingy!
Had a GTX 1060 in my system, I play a lot of driving simulators such as rFactor 2, F1 2016 and Assetto Corsa. From time to time I also dabble with First Person Shooters such as Overwatch and PUBG.

I recently sold my GTX 1060, due to graphical glitches from the Mac driver, and dropped my HD 7950 back in. I've got a RX 580 8GB on order but for now I'm roughing it. Plenty of screen tearing going on and PUBG is unplayable.

Looking forward to my shiny new card. Should arrive in a few weeks time and then from September 22nd I'll be playing Project Cars 2 on it! :)

Oh...I only game in Windows.
 
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