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Does anyone here actualy HAVE a MacBook that they can try running WoW on? I would like some real-world tests, or links to real-world tests.
I guess the best comparison is if you were to install OSX on your own computer. That'll give you a pretty rough estimate on how it will run.
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I guess the best comparison is if you were to install OSX on your own computer. That'll give you a pretty rough estimate on how it will run.
Umm... Except my computer has an X1800 XT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM, and the MacBook has an on-bard Intel GMA950 with 64 MB shared VRAM... It's not the OS that I am concerned about, its the graphics chip.
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Umm... Except my computer has an X1800 XT with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM, and the MacBook has an on-bard Intel GMA950 with 64 MB shared VRAM... It's not the OS that I am concerned about, its the graphics chip.
Weren't you considering the Pro? The GMA950 sucks hard, and should be avoided at all costs.

It's the Suzuki Alto of graphics cards
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Weren't you considering the Pro? The GMA950 sucks hard, and should be avoided at all costs.

It's the Suzuki Alto of graphics cards
I'm trying to chose between the Pro and the plain MacBook. I am confident that the Pro will handel WoW just fine, but I have seen videos of people running WoW on the plain MacBook, so if I could get away with it, I would rather get it, since its $600 less.
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I'm trying to chose between the Pro and the plain MacBook. I am confident that the Pro will handel WoW just fine, but I have seen videos of people running WoW on the plain MacBook, so if I could get away with it, I would rather get it, since its $600 less.
Well, I tried a lappie with that GFX and it didn't go very well. I had 15-20 fps fluid everywhere, even in places like Orgrimmar, at the lowest details.

It doesn't even run Vertex Shaders IIRC.
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Get one of the new dells. They come with the 8600GT.
They do? Did they get a 8800GTX in one yet? I want to upgrade mine to a 8800GTX.
 
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I have a solution to all your problems:
1. Trash the mac.
2. Never play WoW again.
    
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If this is any help to you at all. Right here. I didnt like it because he thought 25fps was good at a low resolution of 1440X900, but it doesnt look too bad. And he said he got around 38-42 with the new drivers installed. Have no idea if this is the same laptop that your looking into or not, personally not that much of a mac fan, but its better then posting my PC ideas in a mac thread, ainnit? >_<.
 
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I play on a MacBook Pro 15" and i get about 35-40 FPS its decent but all the settings are on LOW.
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This might be of some help also, i think this is the one you're talking about? It seems it doesn't do to well with graphics maxed, but i don't know if thats what you're expecting or not.

Edit: I'm seeing everybody on these mac forums praising the Mac Book pro as a god because it gets 25-30fps at not highest graphics settings...i'm guessing thats you're answer? I personally don't get how people can praise something like that -_-.
 
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