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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
 
3D Game Shootout: 2010 MacBook Pros vs 2011 MacBook Pro
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Barefeats recently released a new gaming performance comparison test, this time examining two 2011 MacBook Pros and one 2010 MacBook Pro. The test compared the performance of a 2.7GHz MacBook Pro 13" dual-core i7 and a 2.3GHz MacBook Pro quad-core i7 17" to each other and to a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.66GHz dual-core i7 with dedicated GeForce 330M graphics processor.

We have two 2011 MacBook Pros in our lab: The 2.7GHz MacBook Pro 13" dual-core i7 and 2.3GHz MacBook Pro quad-core i7 17". We are starting to received some 3D game results from our team of remote mad scientists but we decided to post this page right away. This article has two goals:
1. To show how the MacBook Pro with a dedicated GPU (Radeon HD 6750M) compares to a MacBook Pro with an integrated GPU (Intel HD 3000).
2. To show how both compare to a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.66GHz dual-core i7 with dedicated GeForce 330M graphics processor.

The settings are not extreme. We had to make the 13" MacBook Pro the lowest common denominator. So we started with 1280x800 resolution -- its native and maximum setting. Next we chose "quality" settings (shaders, texture, detail, multisampling, etc.) that produced "playable" frame rates on the 13" model. In a future article we will test the high end MacBook Pros at 1920x1200 "high quality" against the iMac and Mac Pro -- for a little perspective.

Head over to the page below for the results.

Barefeats: 3D Game Shootout
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