Gaming is fun. But when the gaming machines including consoles, laptops and personal computers start performing bad or lag, the fun goes down plus it becomes frustrating for the gamers. A bad gaming platform gives a competitive edge to the opponents in online gaming ecosystems
MacBook is elite laptops and highly respected for their graphics performance, processing power and their sleek design. These machines are not particularly built for gaming but they can deliver a good performance of you know the right areas to tap.
You can improve the gaming performance of your MacBook by
Many factors can affect the MacBook while gaming and can be optimized to enhance gaming performance. All these solutions are discussed comprehensively in the following article.
While gaming, one of the busiest portions of your MacBook is its memory along with processor and graphics processing unit. In order to enhance the gaming performance of your machine, it is essential to optimize your MacBook’s memory. There are several built in tools and apps that can help you achieve the optimization goal.
Memory in the device can be managed manually as well as using some third-party tools. Memory clean is one of the apps that can optimize your Mac's memory and is excellent for boosting gaming performance. This app purges Mac's inactive memory and is best used when you close an intensive app. During the cleaning process, the device may slow down but will work perfectly fine after completing the process.
Higher RAM specifies better performance of the device. RAM is used to handle multiple tasks that are simultaneously happening on the system. So, upgrading RAM is essential if you are looking forward to better gaming. As the RAM is a hardware component, it can be upgraded easily than GPU and CPU because they are builtin motherboard. The RAM that is better for gaming should be up to 4-6 GB and optimized according to the game.
For better performance, you should close all the apps that are not necessary and stop all the apps running in the background. Because if many apps would be running at the same time might slow down the device.
There are many features in the settings may or may not be so useful for gaming. So, it is better to manage the settings according to your preference. Every game has graphics settings that you can customize to add or remove details. These settings can be found in the game menu under the graphic or video section. You can choose from there which settings are worth disabling and keeping. Selecting the viewing mode also affects the performing ability. It would be best if you tried both to find out which works better and go with that, whether it's the windowed or full-screen mode.
Setting your graphics on the mode that is compatible with the device's graphic processing card is essential. So, you should choose the resolution and graphics according to the preference that can boost the system's speed.
There are two OS X features that most people don't use, Dashboard and Notification Center. These two take unnecessary processing power and RAM that could be used for gaming. Both features can be disabled using the terminal.
To disable the Notification centre, open the terminal and paste the following commands.
Now for disabling the dashboard, you need to type the following commands in the terminal.
For the notification centre, use this:
Boot camp lets you reboot your Mac into the Windows operating system. It is a built-in function that enables your Mac to run the games that aren't supported too. To initialize boot camp on your MacBook, you will need a Windows license.
To install Windows on your Mac using boot camp, you will need to follow the following steps.
Using this feature allows you to play any game with a better processing speed. But if you are looking to do heavy duty gaming then you might need a gaming console and gaming laptop that’s specifically optimized for gaming.