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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2012, 22:36 SectorEffector
I'm a 50-60 FPS fiend, I was hoping to get good FPS in those.

Diablo III in OSX won't get you near that at 2880x1800 but at 2048x1280 it's butter, I just keep everything high, except shadows on medium (blurry) and turn off AA (edges still look great)

In Win7, I can get high 30's and 40's with Diablo III at 2880x1800 same settings as OSX. Super smooth at 2048x1280 in Windows.

Crysis 2 runs high 40' at 2048x1280, not 60 or 50 at 2880x1800, most settings maxed except AA and post fx

Battlefield 3 is somewhat modern and that's great at 2048x1280 as well. High Settings on all expect Post AA and actual AA settings.

Skyrim with high res textures averages at 39-46 fps at 2048x1280, at 2880x1800 it's playable, just not as smooth as what I look for. High settings, nothing handicapped down graphics wise.

any of these titles is pure buttery FPS joy with res near 1680x1050 or 1440x900 etc.

Some will say not being able to game at 2880x1800 in all games is worthless and thats fine, but I LOVE working in Maya, Softimage, or Max and other 3D packages in windows at 2880x1800.

I love it for photography and looking at the web isn't this horrendous experience.

Windows Chrome is smooth as shit, 2880x1800, AERO etc.

in Lion (Retina comes with it) , web browsing is sluggish with Retina, then I upgraded to Mountain Lion and Safari is smoother than shit now.

Mountain Lion just gave my desktop a smooth feel.

Waiting for a chrome update to address the browsing not being smooth.

Other than that the web looks fine even when sites aren't optimized, the graphics that may look pixelated just look how they would on a 1440x900 monitor.

I'm very satisfied so far

Just simmed 678 gigs of simulation data for some VFX work I've been busy with, this laptops not bad, just overpriced a tad, but I love solid aluminum cases. My PC Rigs I use to simulated effects work with are all coolermaster Stackers, or PC's built into Mac Pro cases... and my Stacker cases were pretty overpriced too.

mmmm... delicious aluminum cases.
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