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TANKER2003_defender #1 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 16:40

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Hello

i am going to buy a new MacBook Air 2017 model but I want to know how much FPS I would get with it’s intel HD graphics 6000 and core i5 at 1.8GHz  and FPS at 2.9 GHz?



The_Illusive_Man #2 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 16:41

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Macs are not gaming PC's. Youll most likely get 30-40 with that (on low, and with texture mods).

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View PostTANKER2003_defender, on Jun 11 2018 - 10:40, said:

Hello

i am going to buy a new MacBook Air 2017 model but I want to know how much FPS I would get with it’s intel HD graphics 6000 and core i5 at 1.8GHz  and FPS at 2.9 GHz?

 

You won't get much, Macs are not made for gaming an Intel HD 6000 is no good and your processor can't do much more...

black_colt #4 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 23:55

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Jun 11 2018 - 07:41, said:

Macs are not gaming PC's. Youll most likely get 30-40 with that (on low, and with texture mods).

 

????????

 

Apple-branded hardware can run both macOS and MS Windows legally - so you are saying that a machine with an Intel processor and and Intel HD 600 is not a gaming PC?

 

 



black_colt #5 Posted Jun 14 2018 - 15:48

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View PostTANKER2003_defender, on Jun 11 2018 - 07:40, said:

Hello

i am going to buy a new MacBook Air 2017 model but I want to know how much FPS I would get with it’s intel HD graphics 6000 and core i5 at 1.8GHz  and FPS at 2.9 GHz?

 

The MacBook Air is not the best choice for WOT due to the integrated graphics card.

 

But if you want to run the WOT Mac Wrapper solely on the MacBook Air then you should expect around 35/45 FPS at 1920x1080 with Minimum settings.  Running MS Windows will not significantly increase this.

 

If you chose Apple-branded hardware with ThunderBolt 3 then you can consider running an external GPU [eGPU] and monitor.

 

Basically you connect your Thunderbolt 3 equipped Apple-branded hardware to an eGPU and external monitor and apps will use the eGPU and external monitor.  As you are now running a dedicated non-mobile video card you should expect the FPS to increase 2x/3x depending on the card.

 

IMHO eGPU support for Apple-branded hardware over ThunderBolt 3 will present a very good value as you can upgrade the external video card and/or screen as needed to suit your specific needs.

 

For example you could run a non-mobile version of an AMD Vega 56/64 which supports Direct3D 12, OpenGL 2.0, OpenGL 4.6, and Vulkan 1.1 and then take advantage of those APIs [provided the app supports it] to run an app at full potential.  The eGPU would allow for full cooling, etc. and you could use it by simply plugging in with a ThunderBolt 3 cable.  Should Apple officially support NVIDIA cards then you could swap out the card [IIRC WOT is optimized for NVIDIA] with little or no effort.

 

NOTE: Currently Apple is only doing the following with eGPUs:

only supporting AMD cards - you may see articles stating that NVIDIA works but this requires you to disable security protocols to run [SIP]

only supporting ThunderBolt 3 - you may see articles stating that ThunderBolt 1 and 2 have been made to work - but the maximum through-put is 10GB versus 22GB with ThunderBolt 3

not providing internal display acceleration

not providing support for MS Windows [when running natively]

 


Edited by black_colt, Jun 14 2018 - 16:11.





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