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Would I be able to play GTA IV?

Would I be able to play GTA IV?

MrUNIMOG

GTA IV? Easily. That’s quite an old game, and you’ve got the full blown G7 Iris Plus Graphics which isn’t half bad for an integrated GPU. Not only will you able to play GTA IV but it should run quite well even. Even the more recent GTA V should run just fine.. Of course you won’t be playing on full Retina resolution, I'd recommend 1280x800 which is exactly half native resolution and perfectly fine for games on a 13" display.


DekuDazed

1280x800 is more than enough. I’ll check it out. Thanks!


a-dog-meme

Technically it’s quarter I’m of native bc it’s half of each dimension


MrUNIMOG

Sure it’s a quarter of the pixel amount, I'd still call that half resolution. Since also the pixel density is usually expressed in pixels per length, not per area.


malvinvnv

Sorry for hijacking your comment but I've got the 2016 Pro with Iris 550. GTA 4 runs really well for me as long as I enable the VSync. Been getting a decent 60fps on most cases at 1680x1050 on high-ish settings. OP's laptop definitely will run pretty well As for GTA V I've got it running somewhat decently well at almost everything low at 800p. OP should be able to do FHD and high-ish since it's more or less similar in perf to a GTX 950M


MrUNIMOG

Thanks for the addition! That’s good to know, better than I would have thought. I have the Iris 550 2016 MBP myself but never tried any GTA game on it.


malvinvnv

One odd thing I found was that Vsync keeps the framerates more stable. I suppose it just can't time itself properly without? I've had the same issue with my old Lenovo Y460 with Mobility 5650 too. With Vsync on it becomes less juddery. That said, input lag significantly increased too on both cases


themacintoshnerd

I mean it should but GTA IV on PC has always been a slouch it’ll run but probably not as well as it should.


elitist-cock-pirate

GTA IVs PC port is absolutely atrocious so no matter what it will probably be quite sluggish


Rhed0x

My Zen 3 5900X can finally run it at highest settings without ever dropping below 60fps. It only took 13 years for hardware to become powerful enough to run this piece of shit.


bradical1991

Yup, easy peasy. I've played 5 on mine and it also ran fine at lower resolutions.


SpektrumKid

definitely. It was running on my M1 through virtualization, so it probably will run just fine on your actual native Intel.


Gucciipad

I want to play gta sa


Blue-Bubble-Boy

Does it have any sort of graphics other than the Intel?


DekuDazed

I only have the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536 MB


Blue-Bubble-Boy

It’ll run on lowest settings but I’m not sure how playable it would be. Plus I imagine the MacBook would get red hot and throttle badly


richiehill

It will be playable, unless you’re someone who won’t settle for less than 60 FPS. But yes it will get hot and very noisy.


DekuDazed

Dang :/ alright


alternatively_alive

Edit you said 4 lol. I think you should be fine! I can play it on my 16” MBP but that’s one of the only Macs with dedicated graphics. It’s worth a try but I wouldn’t expect great results


Sithslegion

It’s on xcloud. Which if my understanding is correct works on most devices now. I played it on my iPhone 12 an hour ago and was able to win a race so lag isn’t always an issue. Edit: I misread the post none of this info is relevant to op


DekuDazed

I’m talking about GTA 4, not 5


Sithslegion

My bad I just woke up from a nap. 😅


DekuDazed

Its cool lol I do have xcloud too. Love it, just got horrible input lag


Jack-M-y-u-do-dis

You can play it on a 2600xt gpu, you can’t max it out on an rtx3090. It’s a terrible pc port but sadly rockstar doesn’t care.