AMD powers a new generation of OS X gaming

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Apple's new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops are powered by AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 6750M graphics. According to AMD's Stanley Ossias, MacBook Pro owners can now game "pretty much anywhere," as the laptops are capable of rendering intense visual detail and delivering unprecedented frame rates.

"We're also seeing more game developer interest for gaming on the Mac," Ossias explained.

AMD powers a new generation of OS X gaming"Coupling that interest with up to 3x the graphics performance can only mean more choice in game titles for Mac gamers everywhere."

To illustrate his point, Ossias quoted Feral Interactive developer David Stephen, who recently stated that it was an "exciting time" for Mac gaming.

"We are [certainly] grateful for the great support that AMD has given us to make sure that titles such as BioShock, Mini Ninjas, Battlestations: Pacific, Borderlands, Lego Harry Potter perform beautifully with AMD GPUs," said Stephen.

Interested in gaming on your new or old MacBook Pro but don't know where to start?

You might want to check out Steam, which boasts a sizable library of digital downloads, including classic games and recently released titles. 



And of course there is always Eve, which can be downloaded here

As TG Daily previously reported, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two models: one with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and one with a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199.

The 17-inch MacBook Pro - which is priced at $2,500 - features a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and a 750GB hard drive.