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

    michaelwalkertoye

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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?
     
  2. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    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 68040

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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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  4. eyeangle macrumors member

    eyeangle

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    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.
     
  5. pixelatedscraps macrumors regular

    pixelatedscraps

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    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 regular

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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.
     
  7. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

    BillyBobBongo

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    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

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    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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