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

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by michaelwalkertoye, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. michaelwalkertoye macrumors newbie


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

    Or are you simply bootcamp'ing into windows to game?
  2. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    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).
  3. H2SO4 macrumors 601

    Nov 4, 2008
    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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  4. eyeangle macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Radeon RX 560

    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.
  5. pixelatedscraps macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2017
    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.
  6. thornslack macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2013
    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.
  7. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    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.
  8. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
    In MacOS I play World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm. On the windows box I play Elite: Dangerous in VR.

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