Will it run skyrim?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macbro17, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Macbro17 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Hello, I recently ordered the new MacBook pro with retina display configed
    2.3ghz quad core
    16 GB ram upgrade
    Will this be good enough to run skyrim at 1920 by 1200 on max settings? I also plan to add mods. How would it run at 1680 by 1050? Thanks for responding in advance as I have time to change my order if it isn't good enough to be consistently higher than 30 fps.
  2. Macbro17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Thank you! I really appreciate it. Will there be much of a diff between 2.6 ghz and 2.3 though as that was running 2.6.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
  4. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    Very minimal difference, but the card used in the link had another 512 MB of dedicated video memory. Regardless, it should still run great.
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The 2.3Ghz Retina MBP has 1GB of VRAM, same as the 2.6.
  6. Macbro17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Thanks a lot guys, I've been worried that I would get it and it wouldn't be good enough so thanks for helping me out.
  7. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    I stand corrected. Must've been thinking of the non-rMBP.

    In that case, it'll make little to no difference at all.
  8. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2009
    Your better off running at 1440x900 as this is 50% of native the other resolutions make games look blurry.
  9. Macbro17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
  10. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    On my early 2011 MBP with the ATI 6750M, I can run Skyrim at 1680x1050 @ 25-30 FPS. I have no doubt that the new 650M can do much better than that.
  11. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Wow, I am surprised at how well it runs on ultra. Skyrim isn't the demanding game I thought it was.

    What are load times like, anyone know?
  12. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    A simple MacRumors search for retina skyrim returned this thread: Retina Macbook Pro Skyrim. If your wondering the search took less than a minute.
  13. Macbro17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    That's running 2.7 ghz as opposed to 2.3 that's wht my question was regarding but thanks great piece of info!
  14. Exana macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    I run Skyrim 1680x1050 with my desktop settings (all at max, texture pack, FXAA, AA 4x, AF 8x, some mods) except resolution (1920x1200 on desktop). It reach 35 fps at worst. I got MacBook Pro 15 classic 2,6 GHz. I did not expect so much. :)
  15. Madvillain Guest

    Jan 15, 2008

    I was interested in this topic once I saw it. I would never have seen it if it was not posted.

    This post took less than a minute to write.

    Thank you OP!

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