World of Warcraft. Macbook PRO Santa Rosa nvidia 8600GT

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  1. senc01a macrumors regular

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    Hi. I've just ordered a new MBP SR nvidia 8600 128 ddr memory.
    I've searched the forums very intensively and I havn't found a nice thread about Wow on the new macbooks.
    I hope that any of you can answer the following questions.

    1. How many FPS do you get while playing it on either of the models, 128ddr, 256ddr? This question should be answered considering:
    Different graphics mode. Solo playing in Outland, Party on a dungeon, Raiding 25 or 40 man.

    2. Have any of you been able to play in on Windows XP or Vista with Boot camp using any kind of official or non official drivers?

    3. How much compromised is performanced while playing listeing to music with Itunes and using Ventrilo or Teamspeak.

    4. Heat questions such as fan noise while playing for more than one or two hours. Temperature on different parts of the MBP such as keyboard, bottom side, etc.

    5. Difference on heat & performance while playing on windows and OSX.

    6. FPS using a full UI with all the raiding addons such as ORA2, Swstats, Sraidframes, etc.

    7. Batterly life while playing it unpluged.

    8. Ping, heat, lifetime battery and performance differences while playing with Ethernet or Wireless adapter.

    Please add up any other questions.

    Thanks in advance and sorry for my spelling (I'm from Europe and english is not my "born language").
     
  2. jellz macrumors regular

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    You do know that these bad boys have only been out for a day....;)
     
  3. senc01a thread starter macrumors regular

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    So? ;)
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  5. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I play on a standard MBP 17", 2.16Ghz core duo, 2Gb RAM with the Radeon X1600 256Mb card.

    I get between 25 and 60fps with Ventrillo and a host of add-ons running, depending on location.

    I get 25-30 fps in the Gruul 25 man encounter.

    I play with a wireless connection to an Airport Extreme and a 2Mbps connection, ping on a lag free server is around 60ms usually.

    I should expect the new books to be much better than these figures given the graphics cards etc.

    I don't think you'll have any complaints.
     
  6. CyberPrey macrumors regular

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    1. How many FPS do you get while playing it on either of the models, 128ddr, 256ddr? This question should be answered considering:
    Different graphics mode. Solo playing in Outland, Party on a dungeon, Raiding 25 or 40 man.
    Everyone is concerned wtih FPS... don't be. As long as your FPS is generally above 35 or so, you are not going to suffer any lag or delay or gaming inconvienience.. and the new macbook pro should easily kick 35+fps.

    2. Have any of you been able to play in on Windows XP or Vista with Boot camp using any kind of official or non official drivers?
    Yes. I run WoW in both OS X and Bootcamp... I use ATI's own drivers for my X1900XT on my mac pro though... I very much prefer to run wow under os x though. I >>ASSUME<< you would be able to run NVidia's own drivers under windows.. however.. there ARE some laptops that can NOT run nvidia reference drivers.. like my Dell XPS M170.. it has a 7800GTX, but its a bastardized version.. its fast as heck, but it is NOT a 100% duplicate of the laptop 7800GTX Reference card....

    3. How much compromised is performanced while playing listeing to music with Itunes and using Ventrilo or Teamspeak.
    On OS X, I never ever suffer any lag running WoW, Itunes, Teamspeak, SEti@home, Parallels Desktp (running XP Pro for my work)....

    4. Heat questions such as fan noise while playing for more than one or two hours. Temperature on different parts of the MBP such as keyboard, bottom side, etc.
    Can't Answer as I run a Mac Pro...

    5. Difference on heat & performance while playing on windows and OSX.
    Can't Answer as I run a Mac Pro

    6. FPS using a full UI with all the raiding addons such as ORA2, Swstats, Sraidframes, etc.
    Can't give you a PERFECT answer, but just as in #1 you should not have a problem...

    7. Batterly life while playing it unpluged.
    Can't answer well, but if it is anythign like my Dell XPS M170, about 1 hour....

    8. Ping, heat, lifetime battery and performance differences while playing with Ethernet or Wireless adapter.
    Can't give good answer as I run a Mac Pro
     
  7. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Don't confuse the 8600 GT with the 8600M GT. If you are looking at benchmarks of the former regarding the Macbook Pro, you will be disappointed with the actual results. The 8600M GT is a bit faster than the go 7600 GT although it has DX10 whereas the 7600 does not.
     
  8. Xelnaga15 macrumors member

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    installing wow right now! ill let yo know what i can
     
  9. Anorak macrumors regular

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    Dumb question, but I know that WoW was designed with Mac in mind (universal binary), so can you run the same install discs? I'm just wondering if I'll have to buy another copy of WoW, even though I own it on the PC.
     
  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I believe all the CD's work on both Mac and PC, so you should be fine - all of mine do :)
     
  11. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking of benchmarks, does anyone know the site which benchmarks all of Apple's new hardware?
    The actual website is dedicated to benchmarks in general, I think, but I can't remember the name of it.
     
  12. Xelnaga15 macrumors member

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    yep im useing the same disks i use on my pc
     
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    barefeats.com
     
  14. jblodgett macrumors regular

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    Looking forward to hearing your results.
    Unfortunately, it takes forever to install the game and then to download all of the updates from Blizzard.

    Will be interested to hear your FPS in Ironforge and so forth. Let us know your various settings, too.

    I am giving thought to leaving my wonderful iBook G4 (1.33 with 32 megs of Vram) to come to the newest MBP -- and I'm exciting about seeing the game in a whole new way.
     
  15. Xelnaga15 macrumors member

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    yeah the update is taking the longest!
     
  16. Xelnaga15 macrumors member

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    so wow is finnishing up on its last patch and well i installed Vista 64 and 32 bit (you see in a sec) i dont have them both installed I started with 64 bit and I couldent find video drivers so i thought maybe 64 bit drivers arnt out yet so I switched to 32 bit and same result... :-( unfortunatly the boot camp equiped with vista drivers doesnt have drivers for the SR hardware nor drivers for the 8600m GT I tried useing the Asus drivers for the 8600 in their laptop but it doesnt like it something is a bit differnt so im installing Cross mac Ill let you know what FPS i get in CS:S
     
  17. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Since they were announced yesterday, nobody here has one. You'll be the first to get one.
     
  18. Xelnaga15 macrumors member

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    Ummm... plenty of people have them ... im typeing on one ... you know there is this place called the Apple store .... its located in the real world and they have REAL apple products on shelves and in stock and IF! you have real money they can give you apple products right then and there! :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    Can you run some FPS tests in Shatt city and in open space areas? I'm curious how would WoW run on the newchip set and graphic card. I'm now debating between the macbook pro or the upcoming Imac.
     
  20. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm... Imac still has better performances gaming wise. I'm now curious how the Imac would run with the new chipset.
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The iMac is running a desktop 7600GT though.
     
  22. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    Gotcha. ;) As long they can play WoW and upcoming Starcraft 2 game I'm content.
     
  23. jblodgett macrumors regular

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    No doubt the upcoming iMac revisions and upgrades will have the graphic power to handle these games. Blizzard makes cross platform games-- and you can bet that the games they make will work on Apple's machines.

    The iMac uses a desktop graphics card- the MBP uses a laptop graphics card. Big difference.
     
  24. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    I wasn't aware. I thought the Imac uses the same type of graphic card as MBP. In that case yeah, I can understand why the huge difference in performance.
     

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