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 Post subject: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:44 pm 
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Hi all,

Im totally rubbish with computer specs etc. Before i sign up to swift can anyone confirm if my mac laptop is good enough to run it?
Laptop info:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5
memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB

ill be using an elite volare trainer with the misuro+ ant sensor.

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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Probably, but don't they have a 14 day free trial?


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:51 pm 
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good point cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:23 pm 
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Don't forget to pop back and let me know how you get on


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:54 pm 
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Yes, it's enough. I'm running on 2012 Mac Mini with inferior graphics unit smoothly.

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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:35 pm 
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I am using swift on my MacBook Air, but I have had several times that the program crashed or failed to upload. Anyone else with this experience?


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:45 am 
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No problem with that spec.


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:46 am 
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Heat or inferior gpu (hardware issues), is the only thing really going to crash zwift. I've used it for over a year regularly. It's very stable. Try on lowest setting, it will likely default to it. I have two small NUC boxes that run it fine on low, and the i7 NUC runs hi res fairly smoothly. I track temps and fan, and it definitely gets the iris 6100 very hot and push fan to 100.

When I used to game on PC laptop, I used to be sure to keep the back (where fan exhaust is) clear of stuff. And elevate the back so the bottom of chassis can breathe. Even better get a fan on it. This will help avoid overheating crashes.


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:22 pm 
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I'm using a Mac mini 2012 base model; runs like a charm!


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:19 pm 
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I run a 2012 macbook pro (non-retina) on base specs and its fine, just don't expect crazy fast frame rates. Can't go into ultra resolution though.


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
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should work, I'm using an old 2009 macbook pro and connected to a flat screen TV,I just signed up yesterday,

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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
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Runs ok with 2014 mini mac


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:26 am 
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Its all about the video card for Zwift to run well. All macs except maybe the power mac simply do not have the video card power to push the anything other than average settings. You can build a Zwift only PC for $700 with a top tier card.


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:51 am 
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zev wrote:
Its all about the video card for Zwift to run well. All macs except maybe the power mac simply do not have the video card power to push the anything other than average settings.


That's not the case at all. My 15in Mac Book Pro (Late 2011) runs it fine at better than average settings.


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 Post subject: Re: zwift on a mac
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:12 am 
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I think average settings is more than enough for an application like Zwift. People are buying gaming PCs just for Zwift and I understand that but it's a total overkill IMHO. I barely have a chance to admire graphics while sweating my ass off. :)

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