Expectations and which card is "too good" for a 2018 rMBP for gaming on Bootcamp?
Hi All - I have a 2018 15" rMBP i7-8850H 32GB and have a Razer Core X on the way in which I only paid 125 EUR for (brand new but damaged box).
Got Bootcamp all setup and been spending lots of time with Intel ETU and Throttlestop trying to prevent those fans ramping up when just watching YouTube videos. Still not completely sure on the best settings for my CPU but completely disabling Turbo boost makes it run silent while watching 4K videos but probably not good for gaming.
I dont plan on using it with MacOS (just Bootcamp). Are NVidia cards less hassle to setup in Bootcamp?
Would even be prepared to drop down to a 1660 Super (for 1080p gaming at max settings) if the above GPUs with my laptop combo does not meet my expectations. I am looking for a solid 60fps 1440p gaming experience with my Dell USB-C Ultrawide display. Cannot be doing with any of that pausing and stuttering.
Im just not impressed with the thermals on the 2018 rMBP. I also have a 7th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon prepped and ready to go and I will see if I can get hold of the more powerful ThinkPads such as the P1.
It would be nice to know if Nvidia is the way to go for Bootcamp / Windows 10. 5700 XT is definitely a more bang for buck card than the 2070 Super.
It might not be long before 2070 Super prices drop.
The 3070 should be announced next month.
That's good to know. How much do they normally drop in price?
My Core X arrived today and I tested it with a NVidia GT 1030 in which I use for my bar-top arcade. Managed to get 1280x1024 @ 60 fps on Ultra settings with Tekken 7 (same as on the desktop).
Everything went simple and pretty much worked out of the box. Also CPU usage was super low as well as noise levels. This was tested with my 7th Gen X1 Carbon. Now time to test with Bootcamp.
They will likely re-price it low enough to hurt AMD. So it could fall close to the current price range of the 5700 XT.
An update to say I’ve noticed the in-store stock of the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super cards is running out, or is sold-out, at my local retailers here in the States.
So prices might not ever drop on these cards. Manufacturers might simply be EOL’ing them now.