Will the macbook pro 13" with Intel HD 4000 graphics be able to play Diablo 3?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mibrin, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mibrin macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    I'm considering purchasing this macbook. Will I be able to play diablo 3 on this macbook pro? I'm really worried about the intel HD graphics

    13-inch: 2.9 GHz
    2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    750GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2
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  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    well my mba can do it just find with the intel 3000 hd, everything on low though. And with the increased horsepower off the intel 4000 hd/and cpu you should be just fine
  3. mibrin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
  4. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006
    If you're looking for a gaming machine, the HD 4000 is not going to cut it. That said, you'll be able to play it at low settings pretty well (I run it on my wife's original 11" MBA w/ 320M and terrible CPU and it's tolerable).
  5. Androidpwns macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2011
  6. tdream macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2009
  7. Hundizz macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    It will run perfectly. These people above don't know what they are talking about

    I run D3 on high settings with shadows and AA turned off
    I get approximately 35-40 fps

    I play on my MBP 13' i5 Intel HD 3000 8GB RAM
  8. C4FF macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
  9. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2012
    It will play diablo.


    the reason why i say it can is because hd3000 can play diablo, not very well but enough so it is easy to assume that the hd4000 will play it at an even better level.
  10. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    Playable? Yes.

    Enjoyable? No.

    I'd expect an average of 25 FPS on low-ish settings, less on taxing scenes.
  11. keelio macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2011
    Great question OP. I was going to ask the exact question myself.

    I'm looking to buy a new 13" MBA for my wife; most of her use is Excel / Word / internet, but with occasional Bioshock 2 and Diablo 3.
  12. p0werline macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2012
    Seriously does anyone give advice from actual experience?

    I've played and beaten D3 on my MBA Early 2011 with Intel 3000, most settings on low to medium with AA/shadows off. It runs fine, haven't gotten under 27-30 FPS. I'm assuming the 4000 will be fine, since some early benchmarks I've seen mark it at 30-40% better than 3000m.
  13. donutdude246 macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    It will run diablo fine. You should be able to run it A LOT faster if you were to bootcamp and install windows on it. Windows tends to play games better than osx. So yes the hardware is perfectly fine. Once again, install Windows 7 using boot camp and play games on windows if you want the best and fastest experience! I can play games like diablo perfectly fine on my 2010 13" Macbook pro using windows.
  14. pnyc macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    If you want to game on a Mac install BootCamp/Win7. I play D3 on 13" MBP with HD4000 in Win7 and it runs fine, no issues whatsoever most settings on high/med, playing on Hell level 55.
  15. Celedral macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I was able to play on my 13" MBA with the HD3000 chip

    was playable at 1024x640 i believe with everything on low. Hard pressed to tell the difference on such a small screen. Framerates are anywhere from 40fps to 15fps. I would assume it will be much better in Bootcamp, maybe by 5-12fps better. Shadows OFF does wonders

    On my imac i was averaging 30-40fps at 2560x1440 with shadows off
  16. f4d3 macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2011
    I have the 2012 macbook pro with the i5 2.5ghz. It handles Diablo 3 just fine. I turned some settings down but I left texture and physics on high. So far I'm in act 2 and I feel like it's hanging on fine.

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