Diablo® III

Best Perforance in Macbook Pro 15 mid 2012

Hi Guys,

Can you help me out with the best setting to play Diablo III in My Macbook Pro 15?

Here are the specs:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 16 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0fd5
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3682
gMux Version: 1.9.23
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Even though the 650M is a capable GPU, it isn't "stellar", so it can't handle high resolutions all that well. Here are the settings I'd use:

Shadows: Low
Physics: Low <-- Big CPU hog
Anti-Aliasing: Off (Unchecked)
Low Graphics: On (Checked)
Vertical Sync: Off unless you see lots of screen tearing

Add the following line to your D3Prefs.txt (found in /Users/AccountName/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Diablo III/) if it is not already present:

DisableTrilinearFiltering "1"

This setting is not a toggle in the D3 user interface and must be done via its configuration file.

This will give you the best performance you can get for your machine as long as you maintain a respectable (1080p or less) resolution.
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Edited by TheTias#1192 on 8/27/2013 7:01 PM PDT
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Hi,

Thanks so much, settings worked and gameplay is much better. Just one question, even with a core i7 Physics needs to be on low?
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The physics is entirely CPU bound. It bogs down even on a Core i7-4770K (3.5 Ghz base clock) CPU in Windows. And Diablo 3 is not properly multi-core aware, and as such once the core it's running on reaches 100% load (which is frequently does in combat), it can't do any more and you get slowdowns. Since the physics only acts in a superficial capacity and does not affect actual missle travel time or spell/ability effects, it is best to simply lower it for better performance, especially on AIO and laptop computers.
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Wow... thanks for the explanation. I understand now. Thanks for the help
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