After jumping the hurdles of our review gauntlet , the MacBook Pro with Retina display proved itself as a top-notch machine for the creative professionals it’s geared towards, and anyone willing to pay a premium. Save for a brief bout with Diablo III , our time spent gaming on the hardware was limited. Ever since, we’ve wondered how the Kepler -toting, Ivy Bridge -packing laptop would handle one of our favorite graphics-intensive pastimes. Sure, Apple machines aren’t exactly en vogue when it comes to playing video games, but Cupertino’s ultra-high-resolution Mac simply begs to be put to the test. We loaded up Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro carrying an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB of VRAM, the stock 2.3GHz processor and 16GB of RAM (upgraded from the vanilla 8GB configuration) and put it through its paces to see how it performs.